$25 – $50

Workshop: Writing Life Stories, 1-day workshop (2 1/2 hours)

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Women's Museum of California, San Diego

2730 Historic Decatur Rd #206

San Diego, CA 92106

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Come to the Women's Museum for this special event! You will gain insight about how the guided autobiography process works. After a lecture and exercise, you will briefly 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 (2 1/2 hours) $50, Invite-A-Friend and get 50% off. (This is a Special Institution Price as Barbara is now a Community Partner of The Women's Museum of CA.)

What is Writing Life Stories?

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.

Unlike memoir writing classes, students don’t need to write hundreds of pages based on chronology. A trained instructor offers priming questions to participants that evoke memories of pivotal events in their lives. Then students write 1-2 pages about carefully chosen themes. During the 4-week course, students write at home, return to class to learn more about the topic and read their stories aloud to a small, supportive group. Rather than offer critiques, fellow students give only encouragement.

This landmark method is based on guided autobiography, which has been taught at USC and UCLA for over 30 years and has been used with thousands of college students, professionals and retirees. Extensive research has proven that while on this exploration, participants gain increased resilience and self-confidence, compassion for others and a greater appreciation of their own lives.

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Barbara offers Writing Life Stories workshops (1 day, 3 hours), Writing Life Stories I Classes (4 wks, 3 hrs per week) and Writing Life Stories II Classes (4 wks, 3 hrs per week) as well as Intensive Retreats (3 days) that will take place in New York City, San Diego and Palm Springs, CA.

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

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Women's Museum of California, San Diego

2730 Historic Decatur Rd #206

San Diego, CA 92106

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