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February 27–March 1, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Stories We Carry: Meditation and Writing

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Dani Shapiro
Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro is the best-selling author of the memoirs Devotion and Slow Motion, and five novels, including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Elle, Vogue, the…
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For everyone.

We carry our stories inside us. Some stories are easier to tell than others. There are stories we polish into well-formed, amusing anecdotes, and others we bury deep until they rise up unexpectedly and take us by surprise. When we attempt to write these stories, we face our own resistance. One of the most powerful ways to plumb the depths of our resistance and self-censorship is to come to know our own bodies and minds, where these stories live.

Join Dani Shapiro, best-selling author of eight books, for an inspiring experience that will stay with you long after you return home. Through a powerful blend of meditation and movement accessible to everyone, generative writing exercises, group sharing, and discussion, we explore the courage, persistence, and patience that it takes to dive into memory and generate new work.