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Kendall’s Workshops / Consultations / Weekends / Writing & Travel Adventures / All Day Writing & Food Happenings : 2017

Next ALL Day Event: / Saturday March 11, 2017 /

50 Grafton Street Arlington MA 02474

781.640.9957 / lifeworksdesign@verizon.net

Workshops:

  1. Writing Intensives : Emphasis is on ongoing projects where writing prompts spark long blocks of writing that are interspersed with questions about process and technique. There are opportunities for readings selections from what has just been written. You get lots of words down but less time reading. These intensives happen throughout the year. The next one in early-mid summer 2017, usually 2 days a week, 9:00-Noon, Rolling attendance  (come for one or all morning meetings) TBA Summer 2017
  2. Write Your Vivid Story: Fast paced writings introduced by prompts, reading fresh writing with comments, weekly check-ins, reading of work done during the week. Fewer words down but zesty comments and insights from participants keeps the IMG_7719writing spirit moving! 8 Wednesdays / 3:00PM-5:30PM / Starts March 29, 2017 / $275 for series / $35 per session / Sessions continue week-by-week through May 2015 @ $35 per session
  3. Writing Fiction & Autobiography: Writing check-in, prompts, long period of writing, reading of writing and discussions of process and technique. Most every Thursday night throughout the year / 7:00PM – 9:30PM / $35 per session / Rolling participation (cone for one or all evening meetings)
  4. TRUMBO All-Day Writing Retreat: Day-long writing sessions the first Monday of the month*: April 3< 2017; May 1, 2017; June 5, 2017; July 10, 2017/ 10:00AM – 6:00PM (or any 5 hour period within that time) $95 / or $15 per house (*except when Monday is a holiday) (See blow for more details)
  5. Summer 2017 Weekend Writing Retreat (in the works–stay tuned): Building on the 2016 summer writing retreat in a beautiful farmhouse in the Berkshires, the 2017 event will likely be in July.  If interested, send me a sign and I’ll keep you in the loop on our planning.
  6. Fall 2017 Writing and Traveling event now being planned / tentative concept: Southtern Spain(Seville / Cordoba / Grenada) and Northern Morocco / 10 days in September, 2017, (see Morocco Trip 2012 on this site as an example of the type

Other offerings:

  • WORKLIFE CONVERSATIONS: Periodic meetings to discuss work direction, motivation, vision, marketing materials and the integration of values, creativity and finances. / Wednesdays 1:00PM – 2:30PM / $35 per session / Call for Spring and Summer schedule of conversations
  • CREATIVITY LAB: Experimentations with mixed media and journals: ARLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS / 4 Wednesdays/ 10:00-12:30PM / Starts March 29, 2017 / $125 (www.acarts.org)
  • MEMORIES. STORIES & REFLECTIONS /  Cambridge Center for Adult Education / 8 sessions 1:00-3:00pm Starts April 4, 2017 /  www.ccar.org
  • WRITING ABOUT ART / Cambridge Center for Adult Education / 2 Tuesdays beginning April 18, 2017 / 5:30-7:30pm

GRAFTON STREET WRITING CENTER:  kendall@kendalldudley.com

  • TRUMBO WRITING DAY :  First Monday of the Month / April 3, May 1, June 5, July 10, 2017

Days of writing Trumbo-style—(based on the habits of blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo) TRUMBO’s writing schedule, as portrayed in the recent movie, TRUMBO was —in his case, 18 hours a day / 7 days a week!!). In my version, one TRUMBO day is 10AM to 6PM with constant coffee and liquids, bites to eat, quick walks around the block, writing prompts and check-ins at different points in the day, shifting IMG_8387locations for writing…(local library, local coffee bar) anything and everything that gets that writing, editing, revising, computing done! Bring stories / novels in progress / start something new. Bring your computer if you like. Rewriting, revising is easier when others are doing it too!

TRUMBO day-long writing binges are the first Monday of every month except when they lands on a holiday.  Meetings are held the following Monday. $95 complete day / 0r $15 an hour for people who can’t stay the whole day.

CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION: WWW.CCAE.ORG

  • MEMORIES, STORIES & REFLECTIONS; 8 WEEKS BEGINS April 4, 2017/ 1-3:00PM
  • WRITING ABOUT ART / Cambridge Center for Adult Education / 2 Tuesdays beginning April 18, 2017 / 5:30-7:30pm
  • YOUR LIFE STORY IN AN HOUR: (Fall 2017)
  • VIVID JOURNALING: (Fall 2017)

P1000978ARLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS: http://WWW.ACARTS.ORG

  • CREATIVITY LAB: 4 Wednesdays / 10-12:30PM BEGINNING March 29, 2017
  • VIVID JOURNALING, Fall 2017

ROBBINS LIBRARY: Arlington MA:

  • Writing Your Life Story ; Getting Started and Creating a Network to keep it going Date: TBA Fall 2017)

FIRST PARISH ARLINGTON: 630 MASSACHUSETTS AVE

  • JOURNALING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR: 2018  DATE TBA

ARLINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION: WWW.ARLINGTONCOMMUNITYED.ORG

  • WHO AM I NOW THAT IM NO LONGER WHO I USED TO BE?: (Spring 2017 TBA)

LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION: 

  • 100 Things To Do Before You Hit 100! (Spring 2017 TBA)

LIFE PLANNING NETWORK (LPN): National Webinar Host for LPN (contact Kendall for login information: 2017)

  • Creativity & Aging as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Poets. March 3, 2017 (N0on EST)
  • The Life Cycle of a House; Adapting to Change: April 7, 2017 (Noon EST)
  • Climate Change: A Call to Action: May 12, 2017 (N00n EST)

 

 

About kendalld

Bio for Kendall Dudley Kendall Dudley, MA, is a Career and Life Design consultant who works with individuals and organizations, teaches art and autobiography, and leads self-discovery journaling trips to Morocco. He presents at major conferences on career and life direction, runs grants-funded public art and writing projects, has taught at Tufts and Lesley Universities, and was career consultant at Harvard for 15 years. His current travel essays appear in books and journals; he’s appeared on TV and radio; and his novel, Speedway / A Racy, Comic Novel About Grief will be out in 2015. He has traveled to 36 countries, lived in 5, and launched his real life while a Peace Corps city planner in Iran! He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and Columbia University (MA) and pursues life-long interests in Islamic architecture, art, and adult development. A lifetime ambition: to design and take a group of travelers to Iran! Projects On The Front Burners: ARLINTON WRITES! 2014 / A town-wide journal writing project funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council YOUR ILLUSTRATED LIFE STORY / a 6 week project that invites people to draw, paint and write their life story; sponsored by Emerson Umbrella Center For the Arts, Concord MA WRITING FOR A WEEK: ISTANBUL / 2015 is a new project built around a writing workshop in the old city of Istanbul with excursions out into the old and new city each day. CURRENT WRITING PROJECTS: • Publishing “SPEEDWAY / A Racy, Comic Novel About Grief” that draws on Kendall’s travels through Tucson, Mothers, Marriage and Mayhem! • Writing and Distributing ADVENTURE TRAVELING IN YOUR OWN LIFE STORY: A A Journal Approach to Discovering Meaning and Direction in Life!
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