Do you want to record your own life, or a slice of it?
Do you have someone you want to remember ....or record their life?
NEXT GROUP STARTS
Times: Fridays 9am - 12pm
Dates: 27 Oct, 3, 10, 17 Nov
Venue: The Writing Room, Hout Bay, Cape Town
This gentle, structured four-week course will take you through how to record your stories. It means you will carve out the time to do it. You will leave with a written legacy for yourself or someone special. This can end up as a printed photo book, or a family treasure.
Join us for four Friday mornings at The Writing Room in Hout Bay, Cape Town
Writing allows us to take an empowering look at our existence, to tell our stories the way we see it and have our say – our own way. Telling our own stories can be an immensely healing experience. It is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our lives, and the things that matter to us. The result isn't only a beautiful book, but often a new perspective on our past and how to move forward.
Why should I write my story down?
- To find some meaning to your own life
- To set the record straight
- Ensure your children and grandchildren know who you are
- Preserve your family’s history
- Capture a slice of history
- Leave your legacy
- A clearer understanding of your own life
- Around 20 to 40 pages of your life story
- Everything you need to print your own book before Christmas!
- An option to design your own photo book
About Anél Pieter Hamersma
Anél offers a variety of processes and workshops that inspire creative living. These exploratory encounters encourage us to dig deeper, be braver and uncover more of the strange and rare gems that reside inside us all; to polish them with our creativity and set them free into the world.
About the Writing Room
The Writing Room is a place of support for writers and authors. We run various writing courses and mentoring programmes, talks and events for all levels of writers. We are really here to help you get your book written.
Find us at www.thewritingroom.co.za
"It was such a joyous time for me. Her impeccability of presence was wonderful. The questions Anél asked unlocked aspects of the story that brought about a whole other perspective of my past. I really appreciated that. It evoked the beauty of my memories, as well as sometimes the surprise of some memories that were locked away. It also healed something inside me and reminded me of things I had forgotten. May you say yes!"
Claudia Rauber (phakalane.co.za)
"It’s a very rare thing in life to find someone who knows how to listen deeply and without the need to analyse or interpret, or add her own view into the picture. Anél is able to listen, absorb, accept and hear someone else’s story, and to then apply the skills of good writing, narrative and language, without changing the essence of it. She is able to improve it with a compassionate eye that is lacking in ego or the need to change it in any way."
Trisha Lord from Braveheart (www.braveheartlife.co.za)
"Mom got to tell her own story, in her own way, and we have been gifted with a book that we can show her great grandchildren one day. I feel so happy that they will have the privilege of getting to know her too."
Roshina Ratnam (actress and puppeteer for ZANews)
"Telling stories is as basic to human beings as eating. More so in fact: for a while food makes us live. Stories are what make our lives worth living."
"What's your life story? I don't mean where you grew up, got your first job, etc. I mean what's your STORY? What narrative have you constructed from the events of your life? And do you know this is the single most important question you can ask yourself?" Susan Cain