Do you have a story about following your dream, overcoming adversity or achieving success? Perhaps a story of personal growth that you want to share with others who may be struggling with the same issues? Or a story of achievement or lessons learned that you want to leave as a legacy for future generations? The Give YourSelf Permission to Write and Share Your Personal Story workshop is designed to help you identify pivotal points in your life and turn them into a compelling narrative using effective storytelling and writing techniques.
You’ll participate in several workshop modules, first examining why people share their personal stories and then discussing the personal and psychological benefits of doing so, from a research perspective as well as anecdotally. Our emphasis on the principles of sharing, learning and teaching ensure each participant a safe space for writers who long to get their deepest feelings and experiences on the page.
Through examination of traditional storytelling structures and stimulating writing assignments, you’ll find your own voice to create short writing about yourself. You’ll also learn tips and techniques used by screenwriters and novelists to help you write in a way that will grab the attention of readers and make them want to learn more.
Sponsored by Give YourSelf Permission Magazine, this three-hour workshop is led by Priya Kapoor and Lynn Lipinski. Priya is a life coach and the founder of Give YourSelf Permission, a program designed to foster foundational and long lasting self-awareness and empowerment. Lynn is a writer and owner of Majestic Content Los Angeles, a writing and communications consultancy specializing in print and online content.
At the end of the workshop, you’ll leave with a good start on your memoir or personal essay, and all attendees will have the opportunity to submit their stories for possible publication in Give YourSelf Permission Magazine.
LOS ANGELES WORKSHOP
Saturday, May 9, 10 am to 1 pm
11023 McCormick Street (cross street is Vineland)
Club Room, Sixth Floor
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Street parking (free and metered)
SANTA BARBARA WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 27, 10 am to 1 pm
351 Paseo Nuevo, Second Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101