Free Weekly Writing Workshop
Wednesdays, May 2 through June 20, 2 – 4 p.m at Central Library
To register: Contact the instructor, narrative psychotherapist Jane Ashley, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-328-5891.
The workshop will be limited to 12 participants.
Ms. Ashley describes the program this way:
“We are born into stories that shape us, and we each have unique and particular experiences of life that give us our own stories. When we give voice to these stories through telling them and writing them, we can deepen them and find parts of ourselves that awaken us to connect to ourselves in new ways. When we share these stories with others, we connect to the world in a really exciting and enlivening way.
That’s what this workshop on story-sharing and writing is designed to create–that opportunity to bring forth our stories. We will meet for eight weeks to share and write in an encouraging group of fellow story–tellers and writers. So if you’ve been wanting to write and have a supportive structure to get started, or if you’ve been writing on your own and want to share your stories, this workshop is for you.
When we feel disconnected–from hopes, loved ones and other people, or how we want to think and feel about life–sharing our stories in a dynamic group helps us tap into forgotten possibilities and dreams and discover how to breathe new life and action into generating them for ourselves.”
Jane Ashley, LPC, LMFT, is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist in Arlington.
A former newspaper journalist, Jane has done 12 years of training in narrative therapy. She grew up in the Midwest and is the mother of three daughters.