Lorraine’s Events and Appearances

Questions on any workshops or other events? Contact Lorraine.

June 30 - July 1 workshop
Newton, NJ

Saturday-Sunday, June 30-July 1, 2018
(10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days)

Bearing Witness: How to Write Your Memoir
The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Road, Unit 107, Newton, NJ
$225 per person
(Bring your lunch or buy it in the neighborhood.)
Register and pay here.

Bearing Witness: How to Write Your Memoir

You know your life story could help and inspire others. So write it!

Join this weekend workshop where you’ll learn how to:

The workshop is presented in a supportive environment. Our goal is your success.

The Tree of Health Center massage therapist will be available all day for neck, shoulder and reflexology to ease the tension out as your story unfolds — $1 a minute.

For more information, please contact TTOHC at (973) 500-8813 or visit www.ttohc.com.

Ocean Grove, NJ

July children’s workshop series
Newton, NJ

Four afternoons, Mondays and Tuesdays, July 23-24 and 30-31
(1-3 p.m. all four days)

Writing Your Stories: A Summer Workshop Series for Kids and Tweens
The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Road, Unit 107, Newton, NJ 07860
$250 for the series
Register and pay here.

Writing Your Stories: A Summer Workshop Series for Kids and Tweens

Writing our stories helps us process life: that’s true for everyone from ages nine to ninety. Children ages 9 to 13 will learn the fundamental elements of story writing.

They’ll also write five stories about different kinds of experiences from their lives, all in a spirit of empowerment, acceptance, and fun.

The stories will cover adventure, change, advice, how to do something, winning and losing, and more.

We’ll explore exciting, colorful word choices and model the works of other kids and tweens, some of them published.

Includes writing prompts, snack time at each session, and a special class composition book. Children who prefer to write in a Google Drive journal should bring a laptop.

September memoir retreat
Rhinebeck, NY

Saturday-Sunday, September 8-9, 2018
(10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday; 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday)

First Person: The Transformative Art of Memoir Writing
A two-day memoir retreat
Izlind Integrative Wellness Center and Institute, 6369 Mill Street (Route 9), Rhinebeck, NY
$195 Early Bird Rate (on or before August 6)
** Rate goes up to $235 as of August 7 **
(Lunch on your own at one of the many wonderful eateries in the neighborhood.)
Register and pay here.

First Person: The Transformative Art of Memoir Writing

Memoir is a search for deeper identity and, at its best, reveals some hard-won truth about the human experience. When you write your life stories, you explore “I” in all its iterations — the self whose understanding of the world changes over time. In this workshop you will learn to shape your experiences and reflections, which are the essence of your own evolution, into narrative prose. In other words, you will pour your stories into a literary container that will hold them and maximize their power for you and your readers. In the process, you’ll come to more deeply recognize and appreciate the value of all you have endured. The work of established writers will inform and inspire you as your own best writing is evoked in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Live too far to commute?

The Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn are right next door.

Nanuet, NY

Fall writing workshop series
Saddle River, NJ

WORKSHOP: Saturday-Sunday, September 22-23, 2018
(10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday)
WRITING CIRCLES: Monday nights October 15, November 5, November 26, December 17
(All Monday nights, 6:00-9:30 p.m.)

Mastering Memoir: A Fall Writing Workshop Series
Body Image Boutique, 96 E. Allendale Road, Saddle River, NJ 07458
$360 for the workshop and circles
(Lunch on your own in the neighborhood during the workshop)
Register and pay here.

Mastering Memoir: A Fall Writing Workshop Series

In this soup-to-nuts, four-month series, you’ll explore your whole memoir journey — understanding what brings you to the page, choosing which story to tell, structuring your narrative, writing energetic prose, keeping your confidence, staying out of court, identifying your markets, and brainstorming publication options. You’ll also learn the many forms this popular genre takes, including self-help memoirs, autoethnographies, story collections, mini-memoirs, personal essays, and memoir portraits.

The workshop is trailed by four three-and-a-half-hour weeknight writing circles at which participants can bring writing to share or other questions about their projects to the table.

Bring paper and pen or a laptop. Perfect for new or struggling memoirists.

October workshop
Ossining, NY

Saturday-Monday, October 6-8, 2018
The Alchemy of Memoir
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 10561
REGISTRATION DETAILS FORTHCOMING

The Alchemy of Memoir

When you write your memoir you turn your pain into healing, your confusion into insight, your life into art. And you witness the corner of the world that fate entrusted to you. Come learn to shape your story and make it sing on the page. Envision the difference your book can make. Bring paper and pen or a laptop. Perfect for new or struggling memoirists.

Rhinebeck, NY

 

Previous appearances are listed on the Past Events and Appearances page.