Writing Life Stories Classes 2018-12-06T17:18:04+00:00

Hi. I’m so glad you are here and are interested in taking a remarkable course. Writing Life Stories helps people document their personal journey and share it with others. Students take this class primarily to leave a legacy for their loved ones and to know more about themselves. The benefits are absolutely, positively amazing…and you are creating one of the best gifts in the world: your life story.

Group Discounts available for Corporations, Non-Profits, and Associations. 

For more information, contact Barbara@writinglifestories.com or support@writinglifestories.com

Introduction: Writing Life Stories 

This presentation will introduce you to Writing Life Stories, include a brief writing exercise and voluntary sharing of this work with the group. No writing experience necessary.

(1 hour) No charge

Upcoming Dates:

Sep 12, 2018 WLS Intro Class at Yorkville Library

Oct 13, 2018, WLS Intro Class at Walt Whitman Birthplace, Huntington, FREE Event 

Previous Intro Classes:

Sept 11th, 2017 Memories of Sept 11, Introduction, 67th Street Library

Sept 18th, 2017 Introduction, Yorkville Library, NY

Sept 26th, 2017 Introduction, OWL (The Voice of Midlife & Older Women) Group and WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom), San Diego

Nov 1st, 2017 Introduction, Webster Library, NYC

Dec 15, 2017 Introduction, Women’s Museum of California, San Diego CANCELLED

Dec 18th, 2017 Introduction, Senior Symposium, Carmel Valley Library, San Diego CANCELLED

Jan 10, 2018, Introduction, UC San Diego Sta, UCSD Women’s Center, La Jolla

Jan 12th, 2018,Introduction, Carmel Valley Library, San Diego

Jan 15,2018 Introduction, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, La Jolla

Jan 10th or 17th, Introduction, UCSD Women’s Center, La Jolla

Jan 27, 2018 Introduction, La Jolla Riford Library with Memory Lab, La Jolla

Jan 31, 2018 Introduction, Hunter College Cont, Ed. NYC CANCELLED

Workshop: Writing Life Stories 

You will gain insight about how the guided autobiography process works. After an exercise and priming questions,  you write. You then share this story with the supportive group. Rather than offer critiques, fellow students give only encouragement.
Confidentiality is required. No writing experience necessary.

1-day workshop (3 hours), Invite-A-Friend and get 50% off. Group Discounts Available.

Upcoming Dates:

Sep 4, 2018: 5:30-8:30pm , “Writing Life Stories” Workshop, Hunter College NYC

Register Online HERE using code WRLIFST, or call the registration office at 212-650-3850, or send an email saying you want to register for the Hunter “Writing Life Stories” Workshop  at  ce@hunter.cuny.edu .  These classes have limited seating. Advanced registration by Sept 2nd is advised.

Previous Workshop Classes:

Sept 6, 2017 Workshop, Cafe Jax, NYC

Sept 26,, Women’s Museum of CA, San Diego * Special Institutional Hours & Pricing

Nov 29, 2017 Workshop, Webster Library, NYC

Dec 12, 2017 Workshop, Dorot, NYC

Jan 11, 2018 Workshop, 6-9pm, Women’s Museum of CA, San Diego

May 23, 2018 Workshop, Women’s Museum of CA, San Diego 9-12pm

May 26, 2018 Workshop, USS Midway CA, San Diego POSTPONED

June 5, 2018, Workshop, NYC, 11:30-2:00

Classes: Writing Life Stories I or II

During the 4-week course, students write 1-2 pages (500-1000 words) at home. Students attend classes for lectures and exercises. They then read their stories aloud to a small, supportive group. Fellow students give only encouragement.
Confidentiality is required. No writing experience necessary.

(4 wks, 3 hrs per week) $350, Invite-A-Friend and get 50% off. Group Discounts Available.

Upcoming Dates:

Sept 4, 11, 18 & 25th, 2018: Writing Life Stories I- Day Class, Upper East Side,2:00-4:30PM

Sept 5, 12, (not on the 19th), 26 & Oct 3, 2018: Writing Life Stories I- Evening Class, Upper East Side, 6:00-8:30PM

Sept 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 2018: Writing Life Stories I, Upper East Side, 1:00-4:00PM

Sept 25,Oct 2,9,16, 2018: Writing Life Stories I, Hunter College, 5:30-8:30PM

Oct 23,30, Nov 6,13, 2018: Writing Life Stories II, Hunter College, 5:30-8:30PM Cancelled

Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 2018: Writing Life Stories II, Upper East Side, 1:00-4:00PM

Previous 4-Week Classes:

Nov 7,14,21 and 28, Writing Life Stories I, Café Jax, NYC

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Writing Life Stories I, Hunter College Cont, Ed. NYC (Spring 2018 p. 12 )

March 8, 15, 22, 29, Writing Life Stories I, Private Class, Upper East Side, NYC (Special pricing $199!)

March 7, 14, 21, 28, Writing Life Stories II, Hunter College Cont, Ed. NYC (http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/ce/catalog Spring 2018. p.12) / (Barbara’s marketing & biz workshops on p.8)

Sept 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, Writing Life Stories I, Hunter College, 5:30-8:30PM

Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 12, Writing Life Stories II, Hunter College, 5:30-8:30PM

 

Writing Life Stories Intensive Retreats: 

We are setting up 3-day retreats in America’s Finest City, San Diego in the La Jolla beach area as well as in the desert oasis, Palm Springs. Stay tuned!

(3 days, $TBD in San Diego and Palm Springs)

Upcoming Dates:

To be announced…

The Power of Storytelling in Business and Branding

The Power of Storytelling in Business and Branding

What makes your business stand out or your brand go the distance? Southwest, Nordstrom, Apple and Warby Parker successfully created stories that keep their audience’s attention and converted them into loyal fans.

Stories create more impact than facts, cut through the media clutter, get remembered and change perceptions. In this course, you’ll learn from an experienced marketer: why signature stories create emotional impact; how stories appeal to us on a neurological level triggering sensory chemicals; and what you can do to create your own authentic story for your business.

(4 wks, 3 hrs per week) $350

Upcoming Dates:

Sept 27, Oct 4,11,18,25, Nov 1,2018: The Power of Storytelling in Business and Branding, (6-Week Course, Sept 27-Nov 1) 5:30-8:30pm.