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Upcoming Event: Yom Hashoah Living the Legacy: Second Generation Holocaust Survivor Children

Linda will be speaking in a panel of four Second Generation’ers sharing their family’s history and experiences growing up with survivor parents and carrying on their legacy. On this important day, come explore, learn, and remember.
Date: Monday, April 24, 2017
Time: 7pm
Price: Free, open to whole community, RSVP online here.
Where: Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436
For more information, click here.
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Slipper Camp – Freedom

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Dear Writers,

The last Slipper Camp – MINDFULNESS – took us into the election and past it. Twelve writers wrote at a heightened time, a critical time in our lives and the life of this country. I don’t need to remind any of us about that.

Like a beautiful sand castle that’s washed away by the next wave, our lives changed in a moment on November 8th. Every Slipper Camp writer who wrote on the 30 prompts about MINDFULNESS said it was an enormously positive, grounding, helpful and, for some, a lifechanging experience to be writing at that time.

In the past month I’ve searched within and without to find the topic of the next Slipper Camp. I finally settled on FREEDOM. Please click on the photo above. It helped me to decide on that as our topic.

I can’t think of anything more relevant about which to write 10,000 words in January. FREEDOM. We’ll be writing on Martin Luther King Day, the March on Washington and the Inauguration. We’ll be writing about FREEDOM from many different angles. I’m already creating the 30 prompts we’ll be using and hope you’ll be writing along with me. FREEDOM. Don’t you love the ring of that word?

WHAT IS SLIPPER CAMP?

SLIPPER CAMP is an online writing class. It’s open to only 10 writers who will receive 3 illustrated prompts about FREEDOM every OTHER morning for 20 days along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions.

If you join you’ll be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending them to me by midnight every OTHER day. Whenever I get your words I’ll read them and let you know I got them. At the end of Slipper Camp we’ll set a one-hour call to talk about your writings.

Hundreds of writers have taken this structured online writng course over the past years. The most common comment I hear is that the combination of structure and accountability yields good writing. Books, screenplays, a play, two novels and numerous published articles have been generated in Slipper Camps.

If you want to join Slipper Camp please email me at pravina@aol.com (or join the facebook event here) and we’ll send you details. Starts January 15. Ends February 2. Limited to 10 writers, 5 spaces are taken already.

Slipper Camp is a place where you discover yourself on the page.
Slipper Camp allows you to remember who you are.
If you have more to say (who doesn’t?) please join Slipper Camp.
If your story is ongoing please use Slipper Camp to continue it.
If you feel you don’t write enough, come write in Slipper Camp.
Please join us.
FREEDOM!

THANK YOU

Linda

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Upcoming: #SlipperCamp: #Mindfulness

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I’ve been searching for awhile for the next topic of my online writing Slipper Camp. This one will take us into the the election and past it. (Starting October 29, ending 20 days later.) We will be writing at a heightened time, a critical time in our lives and the life of this country. I don’t need to remind any of us about that. Every topic I thought of I ended up rejecting. Not deep enough to create 30 prompts around at a time like this. Then I came upon this photo. It reminded me of one I took years ago on Fire Island. A photo of a majestic sand castle I found early one morning as the tide was coming in. And I marveled at the non-attachment of building such a creation, knowing it would be destroyed by the next wave. So here’s the topic of the next online writing Slipper Camp – Mindfulness. We’ll be writing about times we’ve lived our lives in every moment. Times we’ve been present even as we’ve built and loved, knowing that life can change in a moment. Like a beautiful sand castle that’s washed away by the next wave. Impermanence. Non-attachment. The circle of life. Hope and faith. Mindfulness. That’s what I’m creating prompts about. I hope you’ll be writing along with me.

It will be the same format as always – 10 writers will receive 3 illustrated prompts about Mindfulness every OTHER morning for 20 days along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions.

You’ll be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending them to me by midnight every OTHER day. Whenever I get your words I’ll read them and let you know I got them. At the end of Slipper Camp we’ll set a one-hour call to talk about your writings.

Hundreds of writers have taken this structured online writng course over the past years. The most common comment I hear is that the combination of structure and accountability yields good writing. Books, screenplays, a play, two novels and numerous published articles have been generated in Slipper Camps.

If you want to write online with me, please PM me and we’ll send you details. Starts October 29. Limited to 10 writers, 5 spaces taken already.

THANK YOU

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Alchemy of Healing Workshop- How the Light Gets In

How I love these gorgeous women who came to the Alchemy of Healing Workshop. We wrote without fear, practiced gentle and restorative yoga with Ann Braden and made magic together. The colors of my mother’s paintings brightened by the hour. By day’s end we were sisters. The next Alchemy of Healing will be held on January 28th, 2017 please let us know if you’re interested in joining us!‪#‎Howthelightgetsingetsin‬‪#‎amwriting‬‪#‎amteaching‬‪#‎alchemyofhealing‬
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Alchemy of Healing & Studio West

Two weeks ago Studio West, Sherman Oaks was filled with the magic of Amy Ferris and all the fearless women who wrote their truth in Amy’s HerShops. Yesterday Studio West hosted the glorious yoginis and writers taking The Alchemy of Healing, a gentle yoga/writing workshop (with Ann Braden and me.) Ain’t life grand?! (More photos to come)

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Slipper Camp- IMAGINATION

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On June 24, 2016, IMAGINATION will be the subject of the fifth online Writing Slipper Camp of 2016.

I’ve lived in my imagination my whole life so I’m with Einstein: LOGIC WILL GET YOU FROM POINT A TO POINT B. IMAGINATION WILL TAKE YOU ANYWHERE.

Over 325 writers/non-writers have taken this structured online writing class since 2011. Books/screenplays and a play have been started and finished in Slipper Camps; articles written from prompts have been published; writers have used this structured online Slipper Camp to start or renew their writing practice.

I hope you will be 1 of 10 writers who will take this particular Slipper Camp. You will receive 3 illustrated prompts about IMAGINATION every OTHER morning for 20 days, along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions. You will be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending it to me by midnight every OTHER day.

Starts June 24 and ends July 13.
Please register on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/624838514346090/) or email me!

Cost: $200 .

Let’s ring in the summer of 2016 with our words about IMAGINATION.

Only open to the first 10 writers who sign up.

Thank you.
Can’t wait to read your writings.
xoxo

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CORRECTION: Slipper Camp – HOME

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Dear Ones,
One little letter off! On April 10, 2016, HOME will be the subject of the fourth online Writing Slipper Camp of 2016. Not Hope, HOME.

That’s not to say that HOPE wouldn’t be a terrific topic for a Slipper Camp. But after creating 60 prompts on LOVE over the past few months, Hope was leading me down some of the same roads as I thought about new prompts.

So we’ll be writing about HOME. Be it ever so humble, HOME is more than a place. It’s also an idea. It’s where the heart is.

I hope you will be 1 of 10 writers who will receive 3 illustrated prompts about HOME every OTHER morning for 20 days, along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions. You will be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending it to me by midnight every OTHER day.

Starts April 10, Ends April 29. Over 300 writers/non-writers have taken this structured online writing class since 2011.

Let’s continue to ring in 2016 with our words about HOME.
Can’t wait to read your writings.
xoxo

Here is the link to the Facebook event.

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Slipper Camp – HOPE

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On April 10, 2016, HOPE will be the subject of the fourth online Writing Slipper Camp of 2016.

I hope you will be 1 of 10 writers who will receive 3 illustrated prompts about HOPE every OTHER morning for 20 days, along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions. You will be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending it to me by midnight every OTHER day.

Starts April 10, Ends April 29. Over 250 writers/non-writers have taken this structured online writing class since 2011.

Let’s continue to ring in 2016 with a healthy dose of HOPE! xoxo

Here is the link to the Facebook event.

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Thinking About Last Week

The Fourth Annual February Writing Retreat (this year in Cambria) was the most terrific of all. Out of respect for the Cambria 6, some of whom are Facebook-averse writers, here they are, backs to me, watching the sun go down. Bonded by stories and laughter and tears, great meals, writing sessions, shopping! and a final caper that sent us all home with a huge grin. Thank you, my writers. You know who you are. What a glorious time we had together.

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