Classes, events, Slipper Camp, Writers, Writing

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.

& Retreats, Classes, events, Memories, Writers, Writing

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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Upcoming- HerShop

What a gorgeous day to announce this wonderful news. Amy Ferris, writer extraordinaire, author, editor, screenwriter, memoirist is coming to LA in June to do a one-day Writing HerShop with Jody Kobak Feagan and Katie Rountree. I went to one of Amy’s HerShops last year and her extraordinary gifts deepened and changed my writing. If you have a story to tell (don’t we all) run, don’t walk to be with Amy Ferris. She is a rare teacher. And…. I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be teaching a HerShop in June myself – Screenwriting RX – for aspiring screenwriters who want to work on their scripts or want to adapt their books for TV/film. Please see the website for more info. NOTE: These will fill up quickly.

Read more here. 

 

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#TearsandTequila

One year ago, my Second Generation group (daughters of Holocaust survivors) celebrated the launch of “Tears and Tequila” complete with the most incredible cake. We’ve been meeting for the past 10 years and have shared the many ways in which we’re ‘different the same’ as a result of our parents’ common experiences. On this night, one year ago, I felt more deeply seen, heard and acknowledged than ever. I could feel our parents watching over us as we laughed and I can see the love in all of our eyes when I look at this photo. Thank you, Darlene Basch, for leading our group so wonderfully well. Thank you, Judith Chorub Gurian, for throwing the best book party ever. Thank you to all of our parents, who survived terrible tragedies and yet raised resilient daughters. I am so very grateful for the gifts we were given and the friendships we share.

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Classes, events, Writers, Writing

#AlchemyofHealing

How I love these gorgeous women who came to the second-ever Alchemy of Healing Workshop yesterday. We chanted in Sanskrit and Hebrew, 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. ‪#‎Howthelightgetsingetsin‬ ‪#‎amwriting‬‪#‎amteaching‬ ‪#‎alchemyofhealing‬

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Classes, events, Writers, Writing

Alchemy of Healing Workshop

When Ann Braden and I decided to create a yoga/writing workshop – The Alchemy of Healing – we wanted to begin a practice of celebrating the cracks within us and filling them with gold. Today, we received this exquisite song from Patty Paul. It broke my heart and then filled the cracks with gold.
Peter Mayer’s ‘Japanese Bowl.” Please listen…

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” – Leonard Cohen.

For more info about our event, click here.

Classes, events, Motivation, Writing

The Alchemy of Healing Workshop #2

Testimonials from the first Alchemy of Healing:

“We were all glowing under your encouragement and support. I am so honored to have been part of the group.
Yoga prior to writing unleashed such a lovely atmosphere for responding to your well thought out prompts. It was a most enjoyable, most memorable day.”
– Patty Paul

“Thank you everyone for a beautifully intense, thoughtful, thought provoking, special and healing day. I was awed by your talents and grateful for the warmth and encouragement given to me – a novice!

If you had just smiled, it would have been enough, if you had just smiled and said kind words… It would have been enough…if you had just smiled, said kind words and hugged… It would have been enough!!!!!

Anne and Linda- you were both perfect!!!!! Thank you for making this happen – and please thank your caterers and cookie “dealers” for the scrumptious food!
When is the next one?!”
-Nicole Netanel

“Thank you everyone for a beautiful “Spa Day”. It changed my whole outlook.I have been bragging all week to my family and friends how one wonderful day with such a beautiful group of women has filled my heart with joy, with understanding, with new life.

I was feeling loss, no, that I had died inside. But you ladies breathed life into me…I was lifted by your kindness and honesty.”
-Carol Edwardson
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A mind, body, spirit workshop by
AUTHOR/WRITING TEACHER: LINDA SCHREYER
and
GENTLE & THERAPEUTIC YOGA TEACHER: ANN BRADEN
on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”
-Leonard Cohen

“The Alchemy of Healing” was inspired by the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

Through a powerful blend of meditation and movement accessible to everyone, writing exercises, group sharing, and discussion we will dive deep into the stories that live inside us and are waiting to be told.

Linda and Ann invite you to move, breathe, laugh, and write, using your mind, body, and spirit in this enlightening workshop.

There will be a delicious catered lunch and dessert.

Please join us for an inspiring experience that stays with you long after you return home.

STUDIO WEST
3491 Shernoll Place
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

If interested reserve your space & RSVP to:
Linda Schreyer
pravina@aol.com
or
Ann Braden
annbraden@gmail.com

by November 26th


Info about Linda and Ann:

Linda Schreyer has taught writing classes for the past 20 years. She is a produced television/screen writer and novelist (“Tears and Tequila.”) She has held staff writing positions on General Hospital, Port Charles, Sunset Beach (for which she received a Writers Guild Award nomination) and The Bold and the Beautiful; co-wrote television movies A Place at the Table (for which she received a Christopher Award and an Ollie Award) and A House of Secrets and Lies ; wrote the original screenplay, Ohmigod! for Touchstone Productions. She was sent to Moscow by Sony Pictures Television to teach Russian writers to write for serial television. In 2014 her first novel was published to rave reviews. It is now in development as a television series. You can find her at lindaschreyer.com.

Ann Braden started practicing yoga in the early ’90’s “with my big hair-sprayed bangs.’’ She has taught yoga for the past 14 years. She is registered as an E-RYT500 and is a proud member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), with certifications from Loyola Marymount University, YogaWorks, Yoga of the Heart and from Sherry Brourman, author of Walk Yourself Well. Her personal experience with breast cancer led her to seek specialty certifications to share yoga with others who have been touched by cancer. She has led yoga workshops, focusing on breath and movement to strengthen, stretch and tune into each individual’s innate healing capacity. Her ability to create community in her classes, her kind and caring nature and her great sense of humor have made Ann a beloved yoga teacher in Los Angeles.www.lovetreeyoga.com.

events, family, Friends

Hotel Antumalal

We are at the most beautiful hotel I’ve ever seen – the Antumalal in Pucon, Chile, built on a cliff overlooking Lake Villarica, 500 miles south of Santiago. I’m writing an article about the story behind the founding of this hotel – by two visionary Czech refugees who escaped Hitler in 1938, the same year my parents escaped from Vienna to New York. The more I learn about the couple who dreamed this astonishing place into existence the more fascinated I become. Finding ‘family’ here in Chile. Feeling so inspired… (http://www.antumalal.com/)

Classes, events, family, Slipper Camp, Writing

Slipper Camp- Family

 

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Dear Writers,

I’m excited to announce a new Slipper Camp!!!

THE DETAILS:
– Slipper Camp is a 20 day online writing experience. (10 days of receiving writing prompts; 2 days to write each one.) I call it Slipper Camp because you can stay home and write in your PJ’S and slippers!
I also call it Slipper Camp because, unlike other online Boot Camps, you have two days to write each prompt instead of one.
– When you sign up, every OTHER morning, starting September 11th and ending on October 1st, you will receive writing prompts from me in your email.
– You will get explicit instructions about how to do this.
– You will be asked to write 1,000 words (approx 2 pages) on a prompt and to send it to me by midnight of the following day.
When the 20 days are up, you will have written 20,000 words. No small feat.
After it ends, we will talk (over the phone) about your writing

And the theme is…. FAMILY.
We all have one. We all have things to say about this subject. This Slipper Camp will guide you to write about one of the subjects you know best.
This can be a great opportunity to say what you’ve been thinking about or longing to say; to tell family stories you’ve never written down; a chance to write about a special family photo or a childhood memory or something that happened last week.
(OR.. you can ignore the prompts and use Slipper Camp as a 20 day kick in the pants to work on that project you’ve been putting down.
Many have used it that way.)

That’s it. (By the way, this is the one and only Slipper Camp of its kind. There are other online Writing Boot Camps – but they all ask for writing to be done every day. I decided that pace was too hectic for us – ergo, Slipper Camp. Geared to our busy lives. A gentler way to get some writing done over 20 days.)
– Tuition is the same as always – $200 ($10/day for 20 days.)
Please pass this on if you like.

Also, sign up using this link: https://lindaschreyer.wordpress.com/writing-classes/slipper-camps/