Tag: Teresa Piccari

If Not Now, When?

I will be reprising an introductory version of my newest workshop If Not Now, When?
at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 17th, from 12 Noon to 2 pm.
 
This progressive, 2-day class is designed to get you to manifest that story you keep saying you want to put on the page. The New Year is just around the corner – time to get your intentions in play!
 
Call the library to reserve your seat today. Limited to 12 participants.

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April 2018 Radio Schedule

 

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The snow from recent Nor’ Easters has yielded to the sun and warming temps here in Maine and we begin April with a mostly clear landscape. Can it be the weather gods will smile on us and keep the dreaded mud season at bay? We can only hope- and pray!

Excited about my 21st Century Bohemian radio show schedule this month which kicks off tomorrow,  from 6 pm to 8 pm, with me solo in the studio, spinning some vintage Southern Rock from back in the (hey) day.

Read all about it and more in this Village Soup article!

You can stream my radio show live each week from WRFR.org

Please tune in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engage Your Story

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COPYWRITING │ EDITING │ WORKSHOPS │ COACHING

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Engage Your Business Story

Your website is state of the art, your brochures are glossy or environmentally conscious, you are adept at every social medium platform. Your staff is in command of the latest technology and you have a slick design team. What’s missing? Having all the bells and whistles won’t be effective without good content.

As our culture becomes more digital intense, your message can get lost. Customers want to know what your company is about. That is why a strong brand identity is crucial. They want to know your story. The human psyche is not wired to remember facts and numbers – we are wired for story.

Good content delivers your brand effectively. It conveys what makes you unique and separates you from the crowd. Story drives business. Reset your content and increase business.

I offer copywriting and editing at reasonable hourly and project rates.

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Engage Your Personal and Fictional Stories

Is it time to set your own story on the page as memoir or personal essay? Everyone has a story to tell. Telling your personal story can help you look at the trajectory of your life and make meaning of it. In Memoir & Personal Essay the focus is to generate engaging narrative.

Crafting solid fictional stories requires strong writing resources. My Creative Writing workshop delivers the primary elements of character development, writing natural dialogue, conveying your writing style, experimenting with setting and place, how to plot development in a story and choosing a point of view to tell the story. You will also learn how to hone your senses to add depth and lushness to your writing.

Cultivating an understanding of the Hero’s Journey as envisioned by mythic scholar Joseph Campbell, instructs writers and other artists in the foundation of story and why it is crucial in developing stories that appeal to readers and other audiences.

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Engage Your Artistry

I provide individual coaching for writers and other artists.

The objective is to bring you into alignment with your unique creative process, create a vision that embraces your artistic nature, set motivating but attainable goals, and develop a foundation of creative ownership around your skills and talents.

Contact

Connect with The Village Scribe today:

Email: TheVillageScribe@hotmail.com

Facebook: TeresaPiccariWriter

 

 

Writing Workshops Winter 2018

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Happy 2018 everyone! Winter in Maine happened fast this year, plunging us into arctic temperatures and the deep introspective season. Why not make creative hay with what nature is offering us? The time and space to open yourself up to the stories, both real and imagined, that yearn to find their place on the page. These workshops are intimate, limited to six participants, so each person is fully seen and heard. This winter, I am taking a different approach to scheduling, honoring the time constraints so many people find themselves in, by offering 1 and 2-day intensives that will immerse you in brief but purposeful creative sessions to cultivate new writing . I hope you will join me in these creative endeavors!  Teresa

Memoir & Personal Essay Intensive

A 2-day intensive (8 hours) creating written tableaus from your life

In this class we distill life experiences and themes for the page through original writing prompts and traditional writing exercises that have been proven to deliver meaningful narrative.

Putting your life story on paper can take many forms. Modern memoir is deeply layered and textured, richly depicting a character arc over time.

We will focus on generating narrative that connects you with your own essence and experience of humanity. Through exploration on paper, the writer can bear witness to their evolution and transformation, and make meaning of their journey.

Personal essays offer the writer an economy of space and words to create short pieces that can powerfully depict your unique experiences and perspectives, and provide a map of sorts for others.

This is a dynamic class that will take you into a deep, but refreshing, dive into your life. You won’t come up or leave empty-handed!

Offered January 27-28, February 10-11, March 10-11  Fee $130/ limited to 6 participants

Creative Writing Toolbox Intensive

A 5-hour workshop focused on the basic tools of fiction writing

This workshop is meant for anyone new to the craft, looking to develop tools they will need for the writing journey, as well as experienced writers who want to refresh their approach and gain a new perspective as they begin a new project.

You will spend 5 hours immersed in creative writing fundamentals, crafting pieces driven by original writing prompts and leave with several pages of new writing.

  • Together, we will explore sensory writing, to add depth and lushness to your work.
  • Create characters who are appealing and capable of evoking empathy.
  • Write dialogue that is natural and moves your story forward in a purposeful manner.
  • Play with different settings, or time and place, to discover what will best serve your work.
  • Explore different styles, or elements and techniques, used in storytelling.

Offered January 20, February 17, March 3   Fee $80/limited to 6 participants

Hero’s Journey Fundamentals

This 1-day, 3-hour class, will feature the elements of the Hero’s Journey as envisioned and extrapolated  by mythic scholar Joseph Campbell. Gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the Hero’s Journey will help inspire any creative – writers, artists, musicians, photographers and more –  interested in the underlying structure of story.

You will be immersed into the heroic quest through stories, myths and fairy tales, as well as modern feature movies. The stages of journey will be highlighted and you will be introduced to the archetypes, or characters, that heros encounter as they make their way through a story.

This is a seminar-style format designed for group discussion.

Offered Janaury 21, February 18, March 4    Fee $60/limited to 6 participants

WWRWTW Study Group

New Group Launches this Month! An ongoing study group for women that meets twice monthly on Mondays, over 4 months, to read and discuss the landmark Women Who Run with the Wolves book.

We will explore the Wild Woman archetype, as described and explored in stories and myths that celebrate the divine feminine, feminine spirit, soul and intuition. As we read and study, we will share our our own stories, observations and reactions in an effort to embrace our instinctual nature – to celebrate our creativity and honor our passionate spirit and wisdom.

This longtime NYT bestseller was written over the course of 20 years by a respected mythic scholar, Jungian analyst, poet and traditional Latina cantadora.

$100 for 4-month trimester/includes 8 meetings

Winter Coaching/Mentoring Special!

Three (3) sessions for $100. Offered between January and March 2018.

I have worked with writers and other artists for over 20 years. We will work one-on-one to bring you into alignment with your unique creative process, create a vision that embraces your artistic nature, set motivating but attainable goals, and develop a foundation of creative ownership around your skills and talents.

My coaching practice is driven by two decades of working with creatives (in groups and individually), informed by practical and proven tools and excercises, nurtured by diverse healing traditions, inspired by classic quest and story paradigms, rooted in supportive coaching and motivation philosophies, and steeped in techniques honed through Artist Conference Network.

Participation

All classes will meet in a private setting in Camden, Maine. To Register please email: TheVillageScribe@hotmail.com

Teresa Piccari is the proprietor of The Village Scribe, which offers professional copywriting and editing services. She is a professional writer with experience in media, advertising and corporate settings. She has been teaching writing for 21 years. She also provides coaching/mentoring for writers and artists.  Teresa is a longtime columnist who enjoys writing about creative process. She hosts and produces The 21st Century Bohemian, (a companion piece to her column of the same name) a weekly radio program on creativity at WRFR 93.3 Rockland/99.3 Camden and streaming globally at WRFR.org.

 

 

 

 

2 Women Who Run With the Wolves Study Groups Begin September 11

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Two new WWRWTW Study Groups launch on Monday, September 11th. The morning group will meet from 10 am to Noon. The evening group will meet from 6 pm to 8 pm. The groups will meet for a trimester, September through December (ending before the Christmas holiday), with between 8 and 10 meetings over the course of  the 4 months, meeting approximately every 2 weeks, or twice monthly.

Last call for any new members who would like to participate! Please register by emailing TheVillageScribe@hotmail.com no later than Friday, September 8th.

We will begin our study by familiarizing ourselves with the style and storytelling methods utilized by author Clarissa Pinkola Estes in this landmark work on the wildish nature of women, demonstrated through the Wild Woman archetype. Crafted over the course of nearly 25 years, this book was a NYT bestseller for 2 years. Released in 1992, this important work could not be more timely, as our culture clamors for and experiences another rising of the feminine divine.

We will work with two of the larger and significant sections of the book – Chapter 12 Marking Territory: The Boundaries of Rage and Forgiveness (features the Crescent Moon Bear story, based on a Japanese tale) and Chapter 14 La Selva Subterranea: Initiation in the Underground Forest (features The Handless Maiden, a Grimm tale).

Depending on time, the group will decide what other work it can undertake in the book.

Each group is limited to 6 women so that members are given ample time to share and voice their perspectives during the meetings. A respectful, supportive and safe space will be provided. We will gather in a private setting in Camden, Maine for 2 hours per session. Members are asked to commit to the 4 months from the outset, so that the group may be viable.

 

The Hero’s Journey

I will be talking (and playing songs) about The Hero’s Journey and the great contribution the late mythologist Joseph Campbell made to our understanding of story on my 21st Century Bohemian radio show Tuesday, August 15th from 6 pm to 7 pm EDT, on WRFR 93.3 Rockland, 99.3 Camden and streamling online globally at WRFR.org.HerosJourneyCover.jpgCampbell knew he was giving “the key to the realm of the muses” to many creatives who would run with it, including filmmakers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, The Grateful Dead Band, choreographer Martha Graham, author Richard Adams, cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien and poet Robert Bly.

His work is kept wonderfully alive in the world through the Joseph Campbell Foundation and New World Library.