Check here regularly for my upcoming events — workshops, classes, and readings.
~Saturday, March 6, 2021~
Co-Writing via Zoom
What Is This? On the dates and times listed below, I will be showing up on Zoom to spend three hours writing. If you’d like to commit to a block of time to write, and virtual accountability would help you stick to it, this is for you. Even if you’re not sure what the heck this is or how it could work, why not give it a try? And, incidentally, you don’t necessarily have to write — it could be focused time for any project you want.
How Does It Work? For those who express interest, I’ll send out a Zoom link the day before. Then I’ll open the Zoom “room” at the appointed time. After a brief hello, we’ll get to work, silently. Twice in the course of the three-hour block, we’ll stop for a five-minute “water cooler” break for those interested.
About the Facilitator: Nancy Colasurdo is a life coach and an award-winning blogger and journalist.
Details: Saturday, March 6, 2-5 p.m. ET; Friday, March 19, 12:30-3:30 p.m. ET; Wednesday, March 31, 12-3 p.m. ET — all via Zoom. If interested in being on the email list, email Nancy here. There is no fee.
~Tuesdays, February 23-March 30, 2021~
The Listening Path: The Creative Art of Attention (via Zoom)
What Is This? This is a six-week course using Julia Cameron’s latest book as our text. The author of the highly successful book The Artist’s Way, Cameron has now created this program designed to expand readers’ ability to listen in a new way through weekly practices. According to Cameron, “Listening creates connections and ignites a creativity that will resonate through every aspect of our lives.”
Who Can Register for This Class? There is no prerequisite for this course. For those who have taken The Artist’s Way or read other Cameron books, the tools will be familiar — morning pages, artist dates, walks — and it will serve as a perfect extension and refresher. For those who have never been exposed to Cameron’s work, this is a good introduction.
What Else Can You Tell Me About This? The combination of the weekly accountability and Cameron’s tools and exercises will set participants on a renewed path. It is a perfect way to transition from winter to spring, particularly in these challenging times as we work our way back to some semblance of normalcy during a global pandemic.
About the Facilitator: Nancy Colasurdo is a life coach and an award-winning blogger and journalist who has been teaching The Artist’s Way for nearly two decades.
Details: Six consecutive Tuesdays — February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Fee: $275. If interested in registering, contact Nancy here.
~Friday, March 26, 2021~
Actually Curious Book Club
What Is This? In June 2020, in an effort to learn and deepen my knowledge of race and race issues in the United States, I decided to do more reading on the topic. When a colleague expressed interest in doing the same, we teamed up and decided to co-facilitate a discussion. A book club was born.
What Books Are Next? Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (February 26 and March 26 meetings); Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (April meeting, date TBD).
What Books Have You Read So Far? Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow (which spanned two meetings); How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi; Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates; James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou; You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson.
What If I Missed Earlier Meetings? It doesn’t matter. We welcome more voices and points of view.
About the Facilitators: Nancy Colasurdo is a life coach and an award-winning blogger and journalist and Anne Bonfiglio is an attorney and counselor at law at Bonfiglio Family Law.
Details: Friday, March 26, 2021, 7:30-9 p.m. ET via Zoom. If interested in being on the list of participants, email Nancy here.
More: If you happen to be on Goodreads, Anne and Nancy are members and there is a Book Club shelf where our choices are displayed.