I am thrilled to be holding a one day workshop in sunny, stunning, complex southern California. I actually lived in SoCal for a decade, received my MFA {well almost} there, owned my first business in LA, and gave birth to my first daughter in the middle of a September heatwave.  It will always be a home to me, and I will always have a belonging to the coast and the waters and the smell of the jasmine. The smoky air of the fall and the jumping heat of the summer, the burst of wild green fennel in the spring and winters that still keep you warm.  There is nowhere else like it, really.  So I am honored to gather with you in this beautiful region. I am humbled to hold space for your stories, to hold space and fully support you as you write them, and to instigate new conversation, new art, new legacies, and new imprints to pass on. All while pulling from, pushing into, and questioning where we have come from, who we are, and what does it mean to be alive, to be/long/ing to be here more fully, in deeper quest of understanding everything in the universe. 

Excited to be with you, in words, in stories, in meaning, in belonging,  in hope, in love, in art.

Where: private residence in Costa Mesa, CA
When: 10/14/17
Time: noon-5pm
Cost: $120 {one full scholarship available- please contact me at triumphmind.words@gmail.com}

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To make this even more special, my friend Danielle Cohen- exquisite artist, co-creator and my personal go to photographer is offering a photography workshop the very next day as my writing sesh. It aligns beautifully with the work we will be doing with words, so if you are interested in spending the next day exploring narrative through photography, sign up for both for a perfect creative weekend, you and your art are worth it. If you want to do both of these days, we have a deal for you as well. Check out Danielle's site for more details, but here is a taste of what she's up to with her Be Seen workshop:

"This is bold, brave, beautiful work. When we can see ourselves truthfully, with clarity and acceptance of the shadow and the bright, when we can find our own beauty and source energy and creative fuel from there… We are armed with something unshakable, we are *in* the experience of self-love and therefore we act from that place and I believe this place is the place from which we can truly make change. Have impact. Be an intentional self.
In this workshop we will use cameras and photography to explore and discover, and even call-in, all of our parts. We will seek to experience the whole of ourselves through imagery. We will play and experiment and we will practice trusting the creative process.
We will commune and converse and make photos and participate in practices and exercises designed to nurture and nourish.
Mostly we will explore who we are in this moment, how she came to be and who we think she is becoming." 
 

Where: private residence in Costa Mesa, CA
When: 10/15/17
Time: noon-5pm
Cost for BOTH workshops: $200