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Winter-Spring 2019

“First Monday, First Person” 

Join us on the first Monday of every month except for Monday holidays at the  Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St, Madison, WI. We meet from 6 to 7:45 pm.

Next salon: April 1 

Enjoy light refreshments and share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people, first Monday of most months. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers. Free.

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Madison workshops

Remember to Write! Memories to Memoir

Turning memories into memoir essays presents a spectacular opportunity to explore the writing craft, while you discover new perspectives on your life. Each week in this 5-week workshop we’ll discuss aspects of the writing craft, then read and share our stories. You’ll produce up to four short essays (3-5 pages) that reflect your adventures, observations, and unique writing talents.

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On the road…

Nova Scotia Writing Retreat, May 20-25

Only a couple of spots left–confirm your reservation soon! 
For May 20-23 we’ll be based at Windhorse Farm, a bit more than an hour south of Halifax, just down the road from the world-famous Peggy’s Cove. Read more about Nova Scotia south shore tourism here.
The Wentzell Farmhouse where we’ll stay:
View from the porch:
Create your own mix of solo and group experience as we breakfast together and setting intentions for the day, enjoy individual writing time or  adventures on land and sea, a catered dinner at Windhorse Farm, and evenings around a bonfire on the beach or fireplace in the lodge…. outside for dark-sky stargazing… 
May 23-25 we’ll move to University of King’s College, our base for exploring Halifax.
Contrast your rural and urban experience as we continue our mix of solo and group experiences. Of course, you’re welcome to watch me don a robe and get a diploma at University of King’s College on Thursday afternoon, at the end of Sarah’s Big MFA Adventure!
  • $700 for lodging and transportation. Price includes most meals while at Windhorse Retreat, breakfasts while in Halifax, and group transportation.
  • Add on writing workshop and coaching options from $25-$115.
  • Deposit $350 due March 15, balance due May 15.
  • You’ll make your own travel arrangements to Halifax. Please arrive in Halifax in time for noon departure for Windhorse Retreat on May 20.
  • Only a couple of spots left–confirm your reservation with me now! 608-347-7329 or sarah.white@firstpersonprod.com

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Invite a Workshop to a Library Near You?

Would you like to see one of my workshops or talks come to a library near you? Tell your librarian about me. I am lining up my Winter 2018/spring 2019 schedule now.

Find out more: https://truestorieswelltold.com/about-sarah-whites-remember-to-write-workshops/

Want to know what participants have to say about the workshops?

The video was created to accompany a fundraising project on DaneArts’ Power2Give website in 2012. That project has now concluded.

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Guided Autobiography with Sarah White

James Birren’s Guided Autobiography approach helps individuals find structure and meaning in their lives, and convey it in a written life story. We use themes and priming questions t evoke memories of events once known but filed away and seemingly forgotten. Writing and sharing life stories with others is an ideal way to find new meaning in life as the uncertainties of the past, and the contradictions, paradoxes, and events of life are put into perspective. Participants typically achieve greater resilience, direction, and appreciation of their lives. The focus is life review, but we do touch on writing technique as well.

I’m considering offering my Guided Autobiography workshop, based on James Birren’s methodology, later this spring/summer. If you think you might like to participate, let me know–call 608-347-7329 or email me at sarah.white@firstpersonprod.com.

Let’s stay in touch.

If you would like to receive an email when my workshop schedule is updated, let me know at sarah.white@firstpersonprod.com. With your permission, I will add you to my list.

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To see my workshops for Personal Historians, see this page.

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