Thurs, Mar. 9th, Capture the Life Story of a Loved One

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How to Capture the Life Story of a Loved One
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had a story about your father or great grandmother’s life in their own words? Participants in previous workshops have asked how they can get their parents, in-laws, or other special relatives to share their stories while they are still alive. Learn how in this workshop.

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Wed., Nov. 16th–Write Your Life Story, Two Pages at a Time–FREE Workshop–4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Our lives are full of experiences, adventures and events that shaped
who we are today. Unless we write about these events, they may be
forgottenor never known by our families, children, and loved ones.
In the Write Your Life Story, Two Pages at a Time, you explore carefully
selected life themes.

In this intensive 3-hour workshop, we use Guided Autobiography,
a semi-structured process developed by Dr. James Birren, where
you begin a modified life review.

This program is open to those who want to capture their life stories.
No writing experience is required, written work will not be edited or
critiqued, and there is no pressure to publish finished stories.

In this unique program, you write from the heart on themes carefully
selected for your class. The goal of the class is to encourage, support
and empower you to treasure and appreciate your life.

Led by a trained guided autobiography (GAB) instructor/guide,
you spend a bit of time doing some stimulating exercises to spark
creativity and self-learning. Then you talk about a commonly
experienced life theme
such as turning points in your life, your
family influences, your health, and your work. There are several
questions designed to trigger your memory about your experience
of this theme.

During the workshop, you’ll write a two-page story about how you
experienced something connected to the selected theme.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Flora Brown and I’ll be your guide for this Write Your Life Story
Workshop. I’m a certified Guided Autobiography (GAB) instructor, a publishing coach, an author and
a Professor Emeritus from Fullerton College.

When?

Wednesday, November 17, 2016
4:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

Where?

Katie Wheeler Library
13109 Old Myford Rd.
Irvine, CA 92602
714-669-8753

Who participates in this workshop?

This workshop is right for you if
  • you know you have a story and it’s time to tell it
  • you have put off writing your life story for a long time
  • you want to write your story, but aren’t sure how to start
  • you are at a transition in your life where you’re leaving behind
    the old and unfamililar and heading to something new and uncertain
  • you seek the company of other like-minded people to share your story-writing experience


Bring a positive attitude as well as 8-1/2″ x 11 ” paper and pen
or a tablet or laptop

Got questions, call Flora at 714-401-2261.


Flora Morris Brown helps you capture your life stories. She delivers out-of-the-box insights and unique results. She is a Professor Emeritus from Fullerton College where she taught critical thinking for 20 years. She is the author of 12 books. Learn about them at on her author page at http://amazon.com/author/florabrown

 

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Thurs., Nov. 3rd–Come Write In at Anaheim Central Library

Calling All NaNoWriMo Participants!

shield-nano-blue-brown-rgb-hires-205x300If you want to work on your novel during National Novel Writing Month, join me on Thursdays, November 3, and November 17, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at 

Anaheim Public Library
500 W. Broadway
Anaheim, CA 92805
714/765-1880

Anaheim Central Library is part of NaNoWriMo’s Come Write In (CWI) program which connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with their local NaNoWriMo participants (or Wrimos) to build vibrant writing communities.

I’m  the Writer-in-Residence at Anaheim Central Library on November 3rd and 17th and look forward to having you join me where we can write our respective manuscripts together. 

Get more information about NaNoWriMo here.

Sign up at http://nanowrimo.org/

Bring your laptop or paper and pen, and let’s get rolling.

 

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Thurs., Nov. 17th–Why Don't You Come Write In at Anaheim Central Library

Calling All NaNoWriMo Participants!

shield-nano-blue-brown-rgb-hires-205x300If you want to work on your novel during National Novel Writing Month, join me on Thursdays, November 3, and November 17, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at 

Anaheim Public Library
500 W. Broadway
Anaheim, CA 92805
714/765-1880

Anaheim Central Library is part of NaNoWriMo’s Come Write In (CWI) program which connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with their local NaNoWriMo participants (or Wrimos) to build vibrant writing communities.

I’m  the Writer-in-Residence at Anaheim Central Library on November 3rd and 17th and look forward to having you join me where we can write our respective manuscripts together. 

Get more information about NaNoWriMo here.

Sign up at http://nanowrimo.org/

Bring your laptop or paper and pen, and let’s get rolling.

 

 

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Thurs., Nov. 10th-Write Your Life Story, Two Pages at a Time–FREE WORKSHOP–10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Our lives are full of experiences, adventures and events that shaped
who we are today. Unless we write about these events, they may be
forgottenor never known by our families, children, and loved ones.
In the Write Your Life Story, Two Pages at a Time, you explore carefully
selected life themes.

In this intensive 3-hour workshop, we use Guided Autobiography,
a semi-structured process developed by Dr. James Birren, where
you begin a modified life review.

This program is open to those who want to capture their life stories.
No writing experience is required, written work will not be edited or
critiqued, and there is no pressure to publish finished stories.

In this unique program, you write from the heart on themes carefully
selected for your class. The goal of the class is to encourage, support
and empower you to treasure and appreciate your life.

Led by a trained guided autobiography (GAB) instructor/guide,
you spend a bit of time doing some stimulating exercises to spark
creativity and self-learning. Then you talk about a commonly
experienced life theme
such as turning points in your life, your
family influences, your health, and your work. There are several
questions designed to trigger your memory about your experience
of this theme.

During the workshop, you’ll write a two-page story about how you
experienced something connected to the selected theme.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Flora Brown and I’ll be your guide for this Write Your Life Story
Workshop. I’m a certified Guided Autobiography (GAB) instructor, a publishing coach, an author and
a Professor Emeritus from Fullerton College.

When?

Thursday, November 10, 2016
10:30 AM — 1:30 PM

Where?

Tustin Main Library
345 E. Main St.
Tustin, CA 92780

Who participates in this workshop?

This workshop is right for you if
  • you know you have a story and it’s time to tell it
  • you have put off writing your life story for a long time
  • you want to write your story, but aren’t sure how to start
  • you are at a transition in your life where you’re leaving behind
    the old and unfamililar and heading to something new and uncertain
  • you seek the company of other like-minded people to share your story-writing experience


Bring a positive attitude as well as 8-1/2″ x 11 ” paper and pen
or a tablet or laptop

Got questions, call Flora at 714-401-2261.


Flora Morris Brown helps you capture your life stories. She delivers out-of-the-box insights and unique results. She is a Professor Emeritus from Fullerton College where she taught critical thinking for 20 years. She is the author of 12 books. Learn about them at on her author page at http://amazon.com/author/florabrown

 

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Thurs., Dec. 8th–Write Holiday Letter for Family and Friends–FREE–Tustin Library, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

christmas-village-1088139_1920It was customary in the middle 1800’s in England for friends to exchange Christmas letters.  When the penny post was introduced it became affordable for almost everyone to send Christmas greetings, since for a penny you could send a letter or card anywhere in the country. But it became a problem for people with lots of friends.

Sir Henry Cole, founder of the Victoria and Albert Museum, watched his Christmas correspondence pile up out of control.  Since it was impolite to not respond to each letter you received, he needed a quicker way than responding one by one with  letters.  He went to his artist friend, illustrator John Calcott  Horsley,  with a sketch he had in mind. The result was a 5-1/8″ x 3-1/4″ card that could be printed in quantity to which Cole only had to add a salutation. Problem solved.

The Christmas card grew in popularity, with adaptations resulting from war,  the economy, and the public taste for a wider variety of designs and more specific categories.  With the digital age came even faster and more creative ways to send holiday greetings, but for some nothing could replace the personal touch of the newsy holiday letters sharing details from friends loved ones .

In this intensive workshop we will write a holiday letter that you can send to friends and loved ones along with or instead of your holiday card. Once we explore different ways you can approach your letter, you decide the shape it will take. You may opt for the traditional listing of achievements and activities of the year, but you may decide to try some of the newer ideas I will present. Themed stationery will be provided.

When?

Thursday, December 8, 2016
10:30 AM — 1:30 PM

Where?

Tustin Main Library
345 E. Main St.
Tustin, CA 92780

Who participates in this workshop?

This workshop is right for you if
  • you enjoy sending holiday greeting cards
  • you long to make your greetings more creative
  • you want to share highlights of your life or activities with friends and relatives
  • you seek the company of other like-minded people to share your letter-writing experience


Bring a positive attitude as well as 8-1/2″ x 11 ” paper and pen
or a tablet or laptop

Got questions, call Flora at 714-401-2261.


Flora Morris Brown helps you capture your life stories. She delivers out-of-the-box insights and unique results. She is a Professor Emeritus from Fullerton College where she taught critical thinking for 20 years. She is the author of 12 books. Learn about them at on her author page at http://amazon.com/author/florabrown

 

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Thurs., Oct. 13th–Write a Letter of Gratitude–FREE WORKSHOP–10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Researchers have discovered that expressing gratitude boosts your happiness, improves your health, and strengthens relationships. Yet, we have fallen into the habit of quick and fleeting thank yous, reduced sometimes to just two letters, TY, in a text message.

While there are certainly benefits to saying thank you in any form,  there are greater and longer lasting benefits when you put your thoughts in your own handwriting and either mail or hand-deliver the letter.  The most powerful effect on the recipient’s increased happiness is when you visit the recipient and read the letter to them out loud. I assure you they will read and reread the letter many times afterwards.

In this intensive 3-hour workshop, we will draw on your memories of a special person or your appreciation for a stranger you would like to thank.  Whether you choose a friend, teacher, loved one, or service person, you will be guided through the steps to get your letter completed.  Those who complete letters in class will receive themed
stationery for writing the finished letter at home so you can mail it or hand-deliver it to your recipient.

No writing experience is required, and your written work will not be edited or
critiqued. You will be asked to share your finished letter with the group, if you’re willing.

The goal of the workshop is to encourage, support and empower you to treasure and appreciate your life by expressing gratitude to another person.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Flora Brown and I’ll be your guide for this Write Your Life Story
Workshop. I’m a certified Guided Autobiography (GAB) instructor, a publishing coach, an author and
a Professor Emeritus from Fullerton College.

When?

Thursday, October 13, 2016
10:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.

Where?

Tustin Main Library
345 E. Main St.
Tustin, CA 92780

Who participates in this workshop?

This workshop is right for you have long wanted to thank someone who has
  • cared for you
  • postponed their own desires so you could reach yours
  • touched your life and doesn’t even realize it
  • contributed to your success in a powerful way
  • made your day brighter by greeting you each day
  • given unsolicited help with school, moving, raising your children
  • inspired you by the way they’ve lived their lives
  • sacrificed their lives serving in the armed services or other groups
  • stayed, hugged, or prayed with you when you were hurt or in pain


Bring a positive attitude as well as 8-1/2″ x 11 ” paper and pen
or a tablet or laptop

Got questions, call Flora at 714-401-2261.


Flora Morris Brown helps you capture your memories and turn them into life stories or memorable letters of gratitude. She delivers out-of-the-box insights and unique results. She is a Professor Emeritus from Fullerton College where she taught critical thinking for 20 years. She is the author of 12 books. Learn about them at on her author page at http://amazon.com/author/florabrown

 

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Template–Write Your Life Story, Two Pages at a Time–FREE WORKSHOP–Thurs.,Nov. 10th, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Our lives are full of experiences, adventures and events that shaped
who we are today. Unless we write about these events, they may be
forgottenor never known by our families, children, and loved ones.
In the Write Your Life Story, Two Pages at a Time, you explore carefully
selected life themes.

In this intensive 3-hour workshop, we use Guided Autobiography,
a semi-structured process developed by Dr. James Birren, where
you begin a modified life review.

This program is open to those who want to capture their life stories.
No writing experience is required, written work will not be edited or
critiqued, and there is no pressure to publish finished stories.

In this unique program, you write from the heart on themes carefully
selected for your class. The goal of the class is to encourage, support
and empower you to treasure and appreciate your life.

Led by a trained guided autobiography (GAB) instructor/guide,
you spend a bit of time doing some stimulating exercises to spark
creativity and self-learning. Then you talk about a commonly
experienced life theme
such as turning points in your life, your
family influences, your health, and your work. There are several
questions designed to trigger your memory about your experience
of this theme.

During the workshop, you’ll write a two-page story about how you
experienced something connected to the selected theme.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Flora Brown and I’ll be your guide for this Write Your Life Story
Workshop. I’m a certified Guided Autobiography (GAB) instructor, a publishing coach, an author and
a Professor Emeritus from Fullerton College.

When?

Thursday, November 10, 2016
10:30 AM — 1:30 PM

Where?

Tustin Main Library
345 E. Main St.
Tustin, CA 92780

Who participates in this workshop?

This workshop is right for you if
  • you know you have a story and it’s time to tell it
  • you have put off writing your life story for a long time
  • you want to write your story, but aren’t sure how to start
  • you are at a transition in your life where you’re leaving behind
    the old and unfamililar and heading to something new and uncertain
  • you seek the company of other like-minded people to share your story-writing experience


Bring a positive attitude as well as 8-1/2″ x 11 ” paper and pen
or a tablet or laptop

Got questions, call Flora at 714-401-2261.


Flora Morris Brown helps you capture your life stories. She delivers out-of-the-box insights and unique results. She is a Professor Emeritus from Fullerton College where she taught critical thinking for 20 years. She is the author of 12 books. Learn about them at on her author page at http://amazon.com/author/florabrown

 

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Sat., Oct. 8th–INDIE AUTHOR DAY Fair–Anaheim Central Library, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be appearing in the Anaheim Public Library’s inaugural American Library Association’s Indie Author Day Fair on Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Central Branch conference rooms located at 500 W. Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805.

Libraries across the nation will be holding special events that day to commemorate independent authors in their area. You’ll be able to visit not only me, but also Melissa Guzzetta, Lynette SmithLillian Nader, and 14 other Orange County authors. From 11 a.m. to 12 noon, enjoy an American Library Association Digital Panel Presentation viewing for authors and the general public. Then, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., all authors will have books available for purchase and autographing or inscribing. (It’s a great chance to start your holiday shopping early!) See you then!

Visit my table to get some great freebies and enter a drawing to win prizes.

 

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