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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!

Current Classes, Workshops & Trips: Fall 2016

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: Writing Intensives … Continue reading

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Morocco and Beyond!

“Journaling in the internal and external worlds” With journals, cameras and art supplies, 9 of us traveled to Morocco for 12 days to see what we could learn about our own inner journey by exploring our responses to the external … Continue reading

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Is Work Hiding in Plain Sight? Winter 2016

New Cambridge Center for Adult Education class meeting February 23, 2016. Here is the homework for our first meeting. Basic principles: We look at work with certain blinders created by class, education, the experience of others, as well as our own … Continue reading

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About This Site

Welcome to Write Your Vivid Journey! This site compliments my teaching, consulting and travel programs by offering resources for life story writing, graphic journaling, intentional travel and career and life design.  Writing that helps us connect to key memories has the … Continue reading

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Thursday Nights Writing At Kendall’s – Prompts 2016

Most Thursday evenings throughout the year, writers meet at the Grafton Street Writing Center / 50 Grafton Street Arlington MA to write from 7:00-9:30pm. It is open to all.  Each night is independent of the others. We start with prompts, … Continue reading

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CCAE Winter 2016 / Arlington Adult Education Winter 2016 / Memories, Stories & Reflections

  Welcome to the class All! We embark on a new season of writing and discovery.  What is thrilling about autobiography is the discovery process for it is not a matter of setting down what we already know but finding … Continue reading

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Week #1 Assignment

Here are this week’s words and exercise! Week #1: 5 Words Subway / Mystery / Hot / Bounce / Brazil Use these words to help start your writing. Use one a day or all of them at once. Recycle them and vary their order. … Continue reading

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Writing Assignment #3: Titling Your Life Story

Start your writing by giving the whole delightfully weird thing a working title…or several titles.     Imagine you have just written your up-to-the-minute life story (it lies on your lap, all 48lbs of it)! It covers not only your … Continue reading

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Writing Assignment #2: Your 3 Minute Autobiography!

For work direction, for life decisions, for noodling your way out of the dark, writing your life story is an essential process.  Ah, but why spend months writing your story when you can do it in 3 minutes! Why not do … Continue reading

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