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Easy Walks, Self-publishing, and Oral history workshops/ Zoom presentations

Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are zoom presentations

For libraries, civic groups, newcomer’s groups, senior centers, and other organizations. Learn about outdoor trails that are right around the corner from where you live. Discover simple steps to finding those outdoor places that work for you, regardless of where you live. Stunning vistas, gorgeous water views, and simple trails, in your own community, and other towns nearby.

Self-publishing for the Aspiring Author

For libraries, civic groups, and other organizations. Everyone has a book in them, right? But what will it take to write, then get that book published? Self-publishing has changed the landscape of what is possible when it comes to sharing one’s story in book form. Learn about basic self-publishing tools, different types of editing to make your book the best it can be, and the “next steps” on the road to turning the book you’ve dreamed of writing into reality.

Interviewing Skills, Oral History training

For Home Care Providers or Others Who Spend Time with Older or Disabled Adults

In service training for home healthcare providers and others. 45 minute to 1 1/2 hour class. Help your staff move conversation with clients beyond repetitious talk of the weather or how a client is feeling today. Gain new tools to engage clients in reflecting on their past experiences, life lessons, and thoughts about past life events. Enrich the client’s life, and help staff feel a stronger sense of purpose in spending time with homebound clients. Learn simple tricks to elicit deeper details, more color, and more interesting facts in a clients’ stories.

The Reluctant Writer

For libraries, senior centers, or civic groups. Lots of adults say “I’m not a good writer.” This is a hands on (virtual) workshop that addresses some of the biggest challenges of writing, including rewriting. Hands on practice helps demonstrate the importance of stories in framing what you want to communicate. Tips and tricks will be shared that can quickly improve your writing.