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10-03-2008, 11:58 PM
The Art of Life Writing: Gaining Momentum

A workshop for women who are underway on a life-writing project—a story or essay about yourself or people you know.


Sign up for the workshop only or make a weekend of it by staying over at The Listel Hotel (full Weekend Package details are below workshop description).
Are you . . .

partway through your life-writing project?
ready to begin revising your life-writing project but aren’t quite sure how to go about it?
not sure what material to put in and what to leave out?
not sure what the focus of the writing is?
losing steam on your project?
worried that certain sections are flat or dreary, and you can’t figure out why?
thinking of getting feedback and wondering if you should?
wondering how to use feedback?
in need of a jump-start to get back into the project or to feed your writing momentum?If you are at any of these points, and you need practical advice and enjoy working in a supportive environment with experienced instructors and other women writers—this workshop is for you! We will do individual and group writing exercises, and discuss process and strategies.

This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your life-writing work-in-progress with you, on paper or on your laptop.

You will pick up tips and techniques for gaining (and regaining) momentum in your writing, including some great takeaways for ongoing work on your project.

Workshop leaders: Mary Schendlinger (http://www.geist.com/author/schendlinger-mary), Senior Editor of Geist magazine and teacher of writing and publishing at UBC and SFU, and C.E. Coughlan and Sarah Maitland, editors at Geist.
Some comments from The Art of Writing Your Life (http://www.geist.com/events/art-writing-your-life):
“I am amazed and grateful for the invigorating mental workout and how much material came pouring out.” — May 2008

“It was precisely what I needed at this point in my writing. Some basic tools, a push in the right direction.” — March 2008
Join us!
The Art of Life Writing: Gaining Momentum
Saturday, October 18
1:00 to 5:00 pm
Listel Hotel
1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Workshop only: $60 (includes a one-year subscription for yourself or a friend, or to donate to a Canadian public library) Click here to register for the workshop only and pay online (http://www.geist.com/subscribe/workshop-momentum)

Weekend package: $299 (register through The Listel Hotel at 1-800-663-5491)
For more information:
1-888-434-7834 | workshops@geist.com

Women’s Writing Weekend Package includes:
admission to the workshop
a one-year Geist subscription for yourself or a friend, or to donate to a Canadian public library
a one-night stay at The Listel Hotel (Saturday October 18, 2008)PLUS
a half bottle of wine in your room
a notebook and elegant pen
French press coffee delivered to your room
breakfast in O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar on Sunday October 19, 2008
a copy of The Listel Hotel’s Vancouver Stories To register for the Weekend Package (including workshop), callThe Listel Hotel at 1-800-663-5491.


To register for the workshop only click here (http://www.geist.com/subscribe/workshop-momentum) or call us at 1-888-434-7834.

The Listel Hotel, 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 1:00pm
$60 (includes a one-year subscription for yourself or a friend, or donate to a Canadian public library); Women’s Writing Weekend Package: $299
To register for the workshop only: phone 1-888-434-7834 or click here to register and pay online
(http://www.geist.com/subscribe/workshop-momentum)To register for the Women’s Writing Weekend Package (including workshop): call The Listel Hotel at 1-800-663-5491.

10-10-2008, 06:50 PM
Holy Macaroni, you have no idea how much of a fluke this is for me.
I'm signing up!