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Winter-Spring 2017

“First Monday, First Person”

South Madison Branch Library, 2222 S Park St, Madison, WI

Next salon: April 3rd, 6:00-7:45

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.

Join us on the first Monday of every month except for Monday holidays.

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Write Your Way to a Better Relationship with Money

Would you like to talk more comfortably about money with current and potential clients? Start by developing a better relationship with money, yourself.


  • Free preview: April 20th, 6:30-7:30 pm at Threshold. Come find out if this workshop is right for you. No need to preregister.
  • Workshop: Five Tuesday evenings in May, 6:30-8:30 pm. We’ll meet May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.

Where: Threshold, 2717 Atwood Ave, Madison WI

Who: This class is ideal for any solo entrepreneur, small business owner, or independent contractor. Class size limited to 8 participants.

We’ll use the technique of Guided Autobiography–small-group discussion and weekly writing prompts–to explore the topic. This is a writing class, not lectures on pricing and negotiation. My goal is to bring to light attitudes that might be sabotaging your business, and to prepare you to more comfortably talk about money, negotiate fees, etc. with clients.

Over five weeks we will meet for discussion and in-class writing exercises. You will have a short weekly writing assignment based on prompting questions. Each week participants will read what you have written for feedback and group discussion. Week by week, we examine– 1. Attitudes we picked up from our families about money, earning power, etc. 2. Past work experience and what they show us about our attitudes toward money 3. Current beliefs and attitudes that might be holding us back about money, worth, value, etc. 4. Goals for the future regarding earning, saving, and investing.

“This class has helped me identify some limiting behaviors and thought patterns. Now I’m working on those virtually every day.” — Kirk (past participant)

Fee: $160 for 5 weeks. Earlybird discount 20% = $128 if you register by April 23. If you are self-employed, this will be among the best investments you’ve ever made in your success.

To register: RSVP to save your seat, Sarah White, 608-347-7329, sarah.white@firstpersonprod.com. Attendees should be able to attend all 5 of the scheduled sessions, please.

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Let’s stay in touch.

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

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