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Life Righting Collective

www.liferighting.com

May 2022

TRAVEL WRITING (MUIZENBERG)

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 22nd May 2022

R3000

Join us to consider travel writing when you’ve been ‘sheltering in place’ for the last 2 years: revisit the places you loved or hated through writing about them, inviting a potential reader to come with you for the journey. As the late Anthony Bourdain reminded us: “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you… It leaves marks on…

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POETRY COURSE (ONLINE)

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 23rd May 2022

R900

I want to share an approach to poetry that’s taught me how to play with rhythm and meaning, following words and traces of feeling to make new tracks. Acts of poetry guide me, linking the tides of my body and instinct with new ways of thinking, moving across from life to the page and back.   FEE: R900 FACILITATOR: Dawn Garisch Bookings via admin@liferighting.com 

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June 2022

MY LIFE AS A WORK OF FICTION (PLUMSTEAD)

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 5th June 2022

R3000

We all have unfinished business. We lie awake at night, not knowing how to proceed in a difficulty, our thoughts looping. We have done everything we can to try to resolve a seemingly insoluble problem. Writing can be helpful, bringing new information to the surface, changing anxiety into curiosity, and providing relief and well-being. We will start by identifying core conflicts in your life. These can feel too intransigent or overwhelming to write as memoir, or you might just want…

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July 2022

WRITING THE BLOCK – PART 1 (ONLINE)

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
R900

Fight, flight or freeze. When it comes to your writing are you wrestling with the blank page, avoiding it or simply frozen? Do you feel stuck? In your writing, your career, your relationship, your habits? We tend to try to get rid of the blockage, or go round or over it. But what if the stuck place contains information that you need? It’s very common to experience this from time to time and we can help! Join the Life Righting…

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OPEN BOOK MEMOIR (MOWBRAY)

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 28th July 2022

Tshisimani Activist Education Centre, 1 Batten Ln & Main Road, Mowbray
Cape Town,, Western Cape 7705 South Africa
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WRITING THE BLOCK – PART 2 (ONLINE)

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
R900

Fight, flight or freeze. When it comes to your writing are you wrestling with the blank page, avoiding it or simply frozen? Do you feel stuck? In your writing, your career, your relationship, your habits? We tend to try to get rid of the blockage, or go round or over it. But what if the stuck place contains information that you need? It’s very common to experience this from time to time and we can help! Join the Life Righting…

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August 2022

WRITING OUR ANCESTRAL STORIES

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 14th August 2022

R3000

What story were you born into? What story will you pass on to future generations? We are all born into circumstances that are not of our choosing – historical, political, cultural, spiritual, geographical, mythological, genetic, epigenetic. This writing course is an invitation to explore what you have inherited from those who came before you, and how this affects your life, often in ways that are just below consciousness. We will investigate whether these attributes and attitudes are helpful or harmful…

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NATURE WRITING (CONSTANTIA)

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 14th September 2022

In this experimental and experiential writing course, we will explore our relationship with the natural world. We have done damage to ourselves and the environment by constructing the idea that human beings are separate from nature. Even our language betrays this attitude – we speak of nature and the environment as though it is ‘out there’. Through experiential exercises and writing, we will explore how the built environment, consumerism, ideas about time, and our fears, anxieties, disgust and distrust keep…

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EDIBLE MEMOIRS (FISH HOEK)

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 28th August 2022

R3000

Our memories of food: they can take us back to the heady aromas of our grandmother’s cooking, negotiations around the contents of lunchboxes, an incident at the family breakfast table, the stench of compulsory school dinners and the hollow pain of going without. Is our first food memory that of our mother’s milk? Maybe so. Often, because nourishing food and adequate shelter tend to go together, good food memories are about a feeling of home – of warmth and belonging.…

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September 2022

WRITING RETREAT (FISH HOEK)

September 15 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm

More info on Sunny Cove Writing Retreat here

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MEMOIR COURSE (MOWBRAY)

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 25th September 2022

Tshisimani Activist Education Centre, 1 Batten Ln & Main Road, Mowbray
Cape Town,, Western Cape 7705 South Africa
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R3000

We all have a story to tell from our own lives about how we became who we are. Stories about the way we were born, or about how someone helped us. About how we got ill, or overcame a terrible loss. Stories about how someone we loved hurt us, or how a political or spiritual circumstance almost broke us. Stories about how we were bullied, about how an accident changed the course of our lives, or about how we were…

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October 2022

LOST/FOUND MEMOIR COURSE (LAKESIDE)

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 16th October 2022

R3000

Giles Griffin will be facilitating this course as he has a particular interest in invisible losses. Giles is gay, has worked in HIV education, has met Covid-19 close up and has lost loved ones to both HIV and suicide. All of these have left their scars. It is his firm belief that the work of the Life Righting Collective helps to heal as course participants write of the hurt, anger and grief they feel, as well as the indignities and…

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MEMOIR COURSE (FISH HOEK)

October 28 @ 9:00 am - October 30 @ 2:00 pm
R3000

We all have a story to tell from our own lives about how we became who we are. Stories about the way we were born, or about how someone helped us. About how we got ill, or overcame a terrible loss. Stories about how someone we loved hurt us, or how a political or spiritual circumstance almost broke us. Stories about how we were bullied, about how an accident changed the course of our lives, or about how we were…

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November 2022

WRITING OUR ANCESTRAL STORIES (KAROO REST)

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 4th December 2022

The Karoo Rest, Middelburg Road
Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape 6286 South Africa
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R3000

What story were you born into? What story will you pass on to future generations? We are all born into circumstances that are not of our choosing – historical, political, cultural, spiritual, geographical, mythological, genetic, epigenetic. This writing course is an invitation to explore what you have inherited from those who came before you, and how this affects your life, often in ways that are just below consciousness. We will investigate whether these attributes and attitudes are helpful or harmful…

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