From Memory to Memoir
from memory to memoir
"To write a memoir is to taste life twice" - Anais Nin
"I was gathering images all of my life, storing them away, and forgetting them. Somehow, I had to send myself back, with words as catalysts, to open the memories out and see what they had to offer." - Ray Bradbury
This program provides a creative approach to the writing of memoirs – which are essentially stories drawn from the well of personal experience. The various visualizations and exercises utilized during this meditative, inwardly-focused weekend workshop are designed to stimulate both creativity and memory. Drawing on this rich source of personal information, you will be offered opportunities to reclaim the most important moments of your life and transform them into intimate narratives.
To read more from Ellery on journal writing, click here.
Ellery Littleton was interviewed on All Points West Victoria and you can listen to it here (Right click on PC, ctrl-click on a MAC to save it to your computer).
The memoirs people write in this program not only come from the heart, but are the heart of their life stories. There are many good reasons to learn to write them:
Faculty: Ellery Littleton - Read a terrific interview of Ellery about the Spirit Journal by Ian Curtin on the Shen Blog.
Ellery Littleton's most recent book - HUMMINGBIRD TATTOO - a collection of erotic haiku - has been nominated for an American Haiku Association "Touchstone Distinguished Book Award" for 2010. The book is available in The Haven gift shop.
Tuition: $430.00 (Accommodation and meals extra.)
Early Bird Tuition: $390.00 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.
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