Write to your Truth with Clare Mulvany
Sunday 24th June 10am to 4pm with Clare Mulvany.
“We make our lives bigger or smaller, more expansive or more limited, according to the interpretation of life that is our story.” – Christina Baldwin, Storycatcher.
Your story has power in it.
On this workshop you will:
- Learn tools for crafting your own personal stories,
- Discover creative ways for into tapping into memory, senses and somatic awareness,
- Have some quite time to write, and some time to connect and learn from the other participants.
When we can unravel and understand the threads of our story we have a tool for weaving a more intimate relationship with ourselves and the world.
And yet our stories tend to settle like sediment. The ones we tend regularly (the stories we tell others about, or the stories in our heads which we use to define ourselves) are the ones we feed. Below them are many layers. Hidden stories. Forgotten stories. Silenced stories. We can pick the ones at the top, but to get to the bottom, we must be willing to write our way through the layers and layers until we hit the gold. Once we are there, the stories on the top tend to make more sense again. We are all many layers deep.
This one day workshop will explore the power of story, narrative and writing to help navigate to our inner truth; our gold.
It will provide engaging, creating tools and writing practices to explore personal narrative and sense-making, all through the exploratory tool of reflective writing.
This workshop is for you if:
Curious about writing a memoir or personal story
Want to explore engaging ways to craft your own personal narratives
Seeking space and time to discover your writing voice
Interested in using writing as a tool to connect with your inner wisdom and intuition
In this workshop you will be introduced to a range of writing tools and creative practices.
Learn tools for crafting your own personal stories.
Discover creative ways for into tapping into memory, senses and somatic awareness
Have some quite time to write, and some time to connect and learn from the other participants
You’ll come away with:
Some fresh ideas and insights into your own writing
Be introduced to some memoir/ personal story writing techniques
Have had a chance to share and listen to other stories.
Meet Clare Mulvany
Clare Mulvany is an experienced writer, leadership mentor, story-teller and retreat host. She has an MSc in International Education from the University of Oxford and is the author of ‘One Wild Life- A Journey to Discover People who Change our World’, published by Collins Press. She has been a lecturer in English Literature at China’s top university, Peking University, and a founding member of Suas- one of Ireland’s leading educational non-profits where she lead a leadership programmes in India and Kenya. She later went on to co-found The Trailblazery- an organisation which hosts cutting edge TED-style talks in inspiring venues around Ireland and which has been broadcast on RTÉ and The Washington Post.
As a story-teller, her craft was honed as an international documentary photographer when her camera led her to tell stories for social change organisations from Eastern Africa, Asia and as far away as the Pacific Islands. Clare is also the founder of Wild Edge Retreats hosting writing and leadership retreats in West Cork. Alongside this, she is a classically trained hatha yoga teacher and teaches a regular class and workshops.
Clare is a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awardee and The Irish Times named her as one of Ireland’s 60 most creative people, and one of 30 people making Ireland a happier place.