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from memory to memoir
This program provides a creative approach to the writing of memoirs. It offers opportunities to reclaim the most important moments of your life and transform them into intimate narratives. The intensive journal-writing process employed during this meditative, inwardly-focused workshop stimulates both memory and creativity.
The memoirs participants write in this program represent the heart of their life stories. There are many good reasons to learn to write them:
Poem – “At a memoir-writing workshop” – from Ellery Littleton’s book of poetry “Riverwalk” – a poem a day for a year.
long deep sighs,
in quiet space.
cloak of privacy
enfolds each person
into the sacred
well of memory.
“I have been looking through boxes of papers and notebooks, and came across some writing I did in Ellery Littleton's workshop in April, 1995. Thank you for organizing this, and the other Ellery workshop, which I also attended; they made a deep impression on me and shifted a lot about how I communicate. Please pass on to Ellery that the way I write now is much more from the heart, and is often such a sweet experience.” Dianna –
Ellery Littleton’s most recent book – HUMMINGBIRD TATTOO – a collection of erotic haiku – was nominated for an American Haiku Foundation “Touchstone Distinguished Book Award” for 2011. It is available in the Haven gift shop.
Faculty: Ellery Littleton
Tuition: $440.00(Accommodation and meals extra.)
Early Bird Tuition: $400.00 if you register and pay in full at least two weeks in advance.
Accommodation and Meals
There are three types of room: Basic, Forest view, and Ocean view.
If you have any questions or would like further information about this program, please contact the registrars by firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 800 222 9211 ext 1.
You created a real sense of safety, respect, delight even, for each person's creative voice. I loved the exercises and the variety of places they landed me up in myself, and I was amazed at the quantity and quality of the writing we produced as a group. You have created a wonderful space where people can explore their heartfelt truths.
Your tuition may be tax deductible
The Haven is a certified educational institute and is registered with the BC Private Career Training Institutions Agency. All eligible participants will receive a T2202A in January. For more information contact the registrars:
Phone: 1 800 222 9211 ext 1