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Telling Your Story, Park Reflections

July 7, 2018 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT


Have a story to tell? Want to reflect on your life, or an event that happened in a supportive, creative environment? We all have important stories & sometimes writing leads to a greater understanding of self! PWYC suggested $10 minimum, but all welcome (getting paid helps me have the time to keep hosting workshops!)

This interactive workshop will review basic tools for writing about trauma as well as incorporating elements of fiction. This workshop is for folks on the beginning of their creative journey. Use these tools to tell/ and reflect on your story, be it for yourself, your friends, a blog, podcast, or other type of artistic expression. Other artistic practices will be incorporated into the workshop.

What you need to know:

-park is easily accessible from Broadview Station (take the 505 Streetcar 505 West & get off Broadview Ave at Langley Ave-Bridgepoint Health Ctr)

– I will be sitting in the grass near St. Mathew’s Clubhouse and will have a sign – exact location of where I’m sitting depends on how busy the park is (if you’d like my phone # please pm)

-bring: something to sit on, snacks, drinks, we will be having a break

-pen/ paper/ notebook

*rain date will be Sat July 28, same info as above!

Other notes:

-accessibility: will be on grass space (indoor accessible venue for other workshops being secured)
-aim to make this space safe(r),we will make a community agreement, and folks who aren’t following the group guidelines will be asked to leave
-this work can be heavy, and you are invited to participate in any level that is comfortable & take the space you need if necessary
– this is focusing on tools & practice versus doing deep work

Emily Gillespie is a writer, community builder and facilitator. They have one published novel (“Dancing with Ghosts”) & recently won a short story competition.

They are interested in ways that artistic practices can be used for healing, having difficult conversations, and challenging norms, especially around mental health. Gillespie is here to listen to these difficult conversations, and offer writing as a tool for helping our world heal. Have questions or want to join their newsletter? Email them at [email protected].


July 7, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
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Emily Gillespie
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