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“The instructors were informative and enthusiastic. They made me feel comfortable and motivated to put pen to paper. I loved having other people in the group from near and far. Hearing their stories was gratifying and really gave incentive to write more in my personal daily life”.

Sally R. New Jersey

 

GREAT GIFT IDEA

Christmas is coming and shopping will be more difficult this year. Give the gift that future generations will appreciate and sign up someone you love for a six week Guided Autobiography class.

 Click here for Holiday GAB Gift

Next online 6 week class starts NOVEMBER 4th 2020

Click Here for NOVEMBER Six Week Workshop

 

STORY CATCHER ONE DAY WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 28th 2020

$149.00

Click Here to Register for Story Catcher Workshop

NEXT 6 WEEK WORKSHOP starts October 7th 2020 7PM PST.

Write Your Life Story (A 6-Week Guided Autobiography Workshop)

There is nothing more powerful than a good story well told.
Document, share and preserve your own life stories and experiences with this incredible 6-class series!

Leigh Morrow and Lily Bengfort, trained and certified Guided Autobiography instructors, lead participants through themes that tackle the richest part of our history- themes such as family, our work, health, death and forks in the road that changed our life direction. They use priming questions with each class that help unlock and illuminate memories of events once known but often filed away and seemingly forgotten.

Writing and sharing life stories with others is an ideal way to find new meaning in life and to put life events into perspective. While connecting with one another on their journeys of self-discovery, participants feel enlivened by the group experience and gain a greater appreciation of their own lives and of the lives of others.

There are 6 classes delivered through Zoom. Classes are $250 plus GST for the entire series and have a maximum of 12 participants.
Class size limited to 12 participants
Every Wednesday Evening, 7PM–9PM
October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 and 11

For Tickets: https://rotarycentreforthearts.com/events/event/74603/

SOLD OUT Sept 15th 2020

In September, I will be co-hosting with Guided Autobiography Instructor Lily Bengfort Guided Autobiography level 1 as a partial fundraiser this year for the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. Guided Autobiography Level 2 will be offered in the late fall (October 2020)

Write Your Life Story (A Guided Autobiography Class)

There is nothing more powerful than a good story well told.
Document, share and preserve your own life stories and experiences with this incredible 6-class series!

Leigh Morrow and Lily Bengfort, trained and certified Guided Autobiography instructors, lead participants through themes that tackle the richest part of our history- themes such as family, our work, health, death and forks in the road that changed our life direction. They use priming questions with each class that help unlock and illuminate memories of events once known but often filed away and seemingly forgotten.

Writing and sharing life stories with others is an ideal way to find new meaning in life and to put life events into perspective. While connecting with one another on their journeys of self-discovery, participants feel enlivened by the group experience and gain a greater appreciation of their own lives and of the lives of others.

There are 6 classes in this series, delivered through Zoom. Classes are $250 plus GST for the entire series and have a maximum of 12 participants.

Morning Classes

Mondays, 10 AM–Noon
September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 & 13

Evening Classes

Wednesdays, 7 PM–9 PM
September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7 & 14

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FINISHED Starts June 15 and runs till July 20th 2020 4pm- 6pm  Pacific Standard Time

Participants must have completed Guided Autobiography level 1 to participate.

Class size is limited to 12 people. This is an online class. You will need a computer or a laptop to sign in to the zoom meeting and participate.

register here

 

 

 

 


 

FINISHED Great Success..GAB Connects US linked people from as far south as Belize, to as far North as Canada,  Instructors held four week workshops during the height of the pandemic and connected people through their stories.

Classes will start APRIL 7th 4pm Pacific 6pm Central 7pm Eastern.  Class size is limited.

REGISTER HERE

Story Catcher- One Day Workshop FINISHED

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March 14th 2020 9:30-4pm $119.00
Penticton Art Gallery

Write your life story—two pages at a time.

Have you tried to write your life story only to get overwhelmed? The unfinished work floats around your desk, on your computer, or gets lost in a drawer of papers. You keep meaning to get back to it, but you never do.

Using a method called Guided Autobiography, participants will be guided through exercises designed to stimulate your memory and encourage your creative self.

We’ll start off with an introduction to writing your life story, two pages at a time … and you’ll get the chance to try it out in this all day session. You will be given some basics about writing, a theme to write on and priming questions to get your memories flowing.

At the end of the workshop you will have learned some tricks to prime your memories and have a new completed written theme for your Autobiography. The day long class will kickstart your writing so you can continue on your own or prep you to attend a more advanced six week Guided Autobiography session.

NOTE: please bring an object for show and tell: a photo, a special piece of jewelry, a medal or award-anything that holds a good memory for you. Be prepared to tell us about this special object in a few sentences. 

Bring a bag lunch as we will have a working lunch as we write our memories.  

Register early as class size is limited to 25 participants. REGISTER AT: education@pentictonartgallery.com 

for more info- http://pentictonartgallery.com/events-calendar?view=calendar&month=03-2020

Leigh Morrow is a certified teacher of Guided Autobiography from The Birren Institute for Autobiographical Studies in California. She is also a member of the National Association of Memoir Writers. Leigh has spent her career helping people tell their stories as an investigative reporter for both radio and television for nearly three decades. You can learn more about Leigh and Guided Autobiography at http://www.GABClasses.com

Our first fall session WAS SOLD OUT at the Summerland Arts Council in Summerland. Class will run from September 23rd – November 4th.  There is no class on Thanksgiving Monday.  Class runs from 7-9pm.

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SOLD OUT! CHECK FOR SPRING SCHEDULE SOON…….