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June 16, 2019
Right Livelihood Professional Training
Your work in writing, storytelling, theater, and related healing and social change arts can bring you greater fulfillment and enable you to help others find and amplify the voices and visions so needed to address the challenges facing our communities, culture, and planet.
Guided by Right Livelihood -- the Buddhist term for doing work that serves your calling and community -- and working with experienced teachers, and participants as committed as you are, you’ll unearth and develop best practices for meaningful and ethical work and service in this visionary training. Whether you're just starting out, making a mid-career transition or revisioning your life's work after retirement, this training guides you toward what constellation of vocation works best for you and your community now and when the path meanders.
This training is for writers, storytellers, activists, facilitators, organizers, educators, musicians, artists, health professionals, community leaders, seekers, and others who deeply engage with the power of words for changing our world.
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Ph.D., the 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate is the author of two dozen books, and founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College where she teaches. Her books include Miriam's Well, a novel; Following the Curve, poetry; Everyday Magic: Fieldnotes on the Mundane and Miraculous; Needle in the Bone, a non-fiction book on the Holocaust; The Sky Begins At Your Feet, a bioregional memoir; and Chasing Weather, poetry with photography from Stephen Locke. A writing and right livelihood coach, working with people to bring what wants to be written and lived into being, Mirriam-Goldberg offers community writing workshops widely, and with Kelley Hunt, Brave Voice retreats. For over three decades, Caryn has worked extensively with many arts and ecological/bioregional not-for-profit organizations as a grant-writer, fundraiser, staff or board member, and consultant on collaborative and community arts, group process, and better meetings. Born hard-wired to make something (in art, music, and especially writing), Caryn’s long-time callings include writing as a spiritual and ecological path, yoga, cultivating a loving marriage, family, and community, and helping herself and others make and take leaps into the miraculous work of their lives. www.CarynMirriamGoldberg.com
Laura Packer has been performing, coaching, writing, consulting, and leading the storytelling field for almost 25 years. She knows the best way to the truth is through a good story, and that this universally accessible artform creates empathy, builds bridges, and has the power to both heal and change the world. Laura is the author of the newly-published From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story. The winner of multiple awards for performance and leadership, Laura has told, taught, consulted, coached, and considered storytelling around the world. When she isn’t performing, Laura is the sole proprietor of thinkstory, llc, one of the nation’s foremost organizational consulting firms. thinkstory helps both for- and non-profit organizations communicate more effectively through coaching and storytelling techniques. Her one-day storytelling workshop, Stand Up and Speak Out: Tools for Effective Self Promotion, presented at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center was endorsed as “more useful than you could possibly imagine.” Laura knows that following your passion may be hard, but life and the world around will be richer for it. Laura considers her whole life her calling, which includes the depth and breadth of her storytelling and writing work, building and growing healthy relationships, loving the people in her life, practicing radical forgiveness, spending time in nature, cooking, listening, demystifying and destigmatizing grief and other powerful feelings, and trying to live as authentic and engaged a life as possible. You can learn more about her storytelling and coaching work at laurapacker.com, her organizational work at thinkstory.com, and read some of her writing at truestorieshonestlies.blogspot.com.
Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival, It's Revolutionary!
Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this ten-day – two-weekend festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. 30 shows and more performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. And the shows are FREE! (Nominal fee in Asheville.)
Step back in time and join the Revolution. Meet these revolutionary people – hear their stories – ask them how their world changed.
• Duel wits with ALEXANDER HAMILTON
• Debate democracy with ANDREW JACKSON
• Witness the end of Camelot with JACKIE KENNEDY
• Struggle for human rights with MALCOLM X
• And like HAMILTON’S WOMEN (Schuyler Sisters Angelica, Eliza & Peggy) – be a part of the story.
There’s nothing like the experience outdoors under the Chautauqua tent or in a beautiful park on a summer evening. But if you like your Chautauqua experience indoors in air-conditioned comfort, we have that, too.
There will be great story-telling, lots to laugh about, and deep secrets revealed. You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal.
Shows at various venues in Greenville, Travelers Rest, Fountain Inn, Pelzer and Spartanburg, SC and Asheville and Brevard NC
Ian Rose (Alexander Hamilton) – Philadelphia, PA
Ian has interpreted historical figures since 1994 for presenters such as History First Hand and American Historical Theatre. For the past 15 years he has portrayed Alexander Hamilton across the United States at venues such as Valley Forge, Washington’s Crossing, the New York Historical Society, Federal Hall and Hamilton’s home, the Grange, in New York City. Father afield, Ian has portrayed General Hamilton at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in California, argued Constitutional cases before “The People’s Court” Judge Marilyn Milian in New York City, as well as in presentations for the State Department, before the actual Constitution at the National Archives and at the White House.
Ian has appeared as Col. Hamilton in the documentaries: First Faith, Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton, and Fractured Union for Mount Vernon. Ian is a graduate of Western Illinois University and a veteran of many Shakespeare Festivals.
Larry Bounds (Andrew Jackson) – Greer, SC
Larry Bounds is magic. Since 1973 he has appeared as a professional magician – including eight years with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, three years on the stage of a Kentucky theme park, as well as, manager of magic shops in Atlanta and presenter of thousands of public performances. Since 1988 he has magically made English interesting for high school students and is known as one of Greenville’s most influential educators. Since 2002 Larry has magically transformed himself into different figures from American history for the Greenville Chautauqua stage. He has been Einstein, Churchill, Disney, Davy Crockett, and, of course, Harry Houdini. Larry holds a BA in Theater and an MS in Education from University of Tennessee.
Darrick Johnson (Malcolm X) – Capitol Heights, MD
In 2007 Darrick was chosen to portray Malcolm X in the stage play, The Meeting, a fictionalized drama which questions: what would happen had Malcolm X and Martin L. King joined forces. Darrick’s resemblance to Malcolm X and his resonance with the Malcolm X story was so profound that he developed a one-man show. And he has been telling Brother Malcolm’s story ever since. Actor, playwright, poet and author, Darrick Johnson, uses his creative talents to teach through the creative arts – to enlighten, educate and entertain. He is an advocate for change and his is a voice of hope and encouragement. He’s the Artistic Director of “By any Means Edu-tainment” featuring artists who use their creative talents to challenge and stimulate minds in hopes of influencing and transforming lives. He has written, directed and starred in In the Name of Love, and Same Goal Different View Love is Revolutionary
Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. (Jackie Kennedy and the Hamilton Women, the Schuyler Sisters) – Chicago, IL
Leslie Goddard is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history lectures and portraying famous women in history for more than ten years. Each year, she presents more than 250 programs, appearing at public libraries, museums and historic homes, professional associations, colleges and universities, and corporations.
A resident of the Chicago area, she holds both a master’s degree in theater and a doctorate in American studies and women’s history. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on Chicago history and currently works full-time as a public speaker, living-history presenter, and author.
Members Only Story Coaching Session
Coaching Sessions take place on the third Sunday of the month, in the warm homes of our Patchwork members.
Coaching sessions allow tellers to garner critical and pointed feedback. Listeners are encouraged, as well as tellers, to attend these informative and friendly meetings.
Note: This is a members only benefit.
Please contact us for details.