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Life Righting Collective

www.liferighting.com

January 2021

Follow-Up Gathering (FUG) ONLINE

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The LRC invites you to come to a follow up gathering, and bring a piece of writing you wish to get feedback on, and to give feedback to others. In this way we help each other become better writers, we grow our own capacity to assess our own work more accurately, we improve our listening skills and we grow compassion and understanding between people from different circumstances and backgrounds. The LRC Follow-Up Gatherings are open only to LRC members who…

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Follow-Up Gathering (FUG) ONLINE

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The LRC invites you to come to a follow up gathering, and bring a piece of writing you wish to get feedback on, and to give feedback to others. In this way we help each other become better writers, we grow our own capacity to assess our own work more accurately, we improve our listening skills and we grow compassion and understanding between people from different circumstances and backgrounds. The LRC Follow-Up Gatherings are open only to LRC members who…

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Follow-Up Gathering (FUG) ONLINE

January 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The LRC invites you to come to a follow up gathering, and bring a piece of writing you wish to get feedback on, and to give feedback to others. In this way we help each other become better writers, we grow our own capacity to assess our own work more accurately, we improve our listening skills and we grow compassion and understanding between people from different circumstances and backgrounds. The LRC Follow-Up Gatherings are open only to LRC members who…

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LRC ZOOM SHORT COURSE: Two People in a Room

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
R420

What makes a character come alive on the page? How do you write a conversation between two people so that their personalities, drives and motives are revealed? In this short zoom course, Dawn will teach how to write character and dialogue in a way that gets to the heart of the relationship between 2 people. Bookings via terry@liferighting.com 

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February 2021

WRITING OUR ANCESTRAL STORIES: SHIFTING THE PAST INTO NEW FUTURES

February 5 @ 9:00 am - February 7 @ 2:00 pm
R2800

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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LRC ZOOM SHORT COURSE: Love in a Time of Plague (and other restrictions)

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
R420

Obstacles to desire – whatever they might be – build tension in the reader. Thwarted yearnings create emotional friction. In this short Zoom course, Dawn will teach participants how to translate emotion into writing. Bookings via terry@liferighting.com    

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WHY WE RESPOND TO ART: WRITING OUR WAY INTO DEEPER CONNECTIONS

February 27 @ 10:00 am - February 28 @ 1:00 pm
Norval Foundation Western Cape South Africa + Google Map
R1200

The Norval Foundation, in association with the Life Righting Collective, invites you to join a two-morning writing course to explore, in words, how art moves and changes us.   We all constantly make associations, referring to stored images, memories and narratives that live largely below the radar of our consciousness. These images inform and drive our motivations, practices and choices. Art that evokes a strong response connects us to what makes up the foundations of our lives.  When we write…

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March 2021

LRC ZOOM SHORT COURSE: Landscape & Character

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
R420

How might the space in which a scene takes place contribute to your understanding of the action? In this short Zoom course, Dawn will teach how setting and landscape can augment character and theme. Bookings via terry@liferighting.com   

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MEMOIR COURSE (MUIZENBERG)

March 20 @ 9:00 am - March 22 @ 2:00 pm
R2800

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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POETRY WRITING COURSE

March 26 @ 9:00 am - March 28 @ 1:00 pm
R1200

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. Dates: 26th - 28th March ( Friday evening, 7pm to 9pm; Saturday morning, 9am to 1pm; Sunday morning, 9am to 1pm) Venue:  The Grail Centre, 39 15th Ave,…

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April 2021

LOST/FOUND: FACING OUR LOSSES, WRITING OUR HEALING (TABLE VIEW)

April 24 @ 9:00 am - April 26 @ 2:00 pm
Cape Town Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
R2800

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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