Register Now for the Spring Program
at the Franklin Howe Conference Center in Rutland!
The League's April Program this year will be held on Saturday, April 18th, at the Franklin Howe Conference Center in Rutland, VT. We're hosting three great speakers, Joanna Tebbs Young, Cheryl Young, and Ben Hewitt.
Registration is $45 for League members and $55 for non-members. Use the Sign Up Today box in the right hand column -->
OR download League Lines and mail in the registration form.
Find Your Story, Find Your Voice: Writing Behind the Script with Joanna Tebbs Young [10:30 am - 11:45 am]
About Joanna Tebbs Young: Joanna is a Writer and Transformative Writing Facilitator and Coach. She holds a Masters degree in Transformative Language Arts from Goddard College and is a certified instructor through the Center for Journal Therapy. Joanna writes weekly columns for the Rutland Reader and Rutland Herald, and has a story in the latest edition of Rutland Magazine. Joanna offers expressive writing workshops and private coaching at her writing center in Rutland. Her blog and coaching information can be found at http://wisdomwithinink.com.
Real Life Writing with Ben Hewitt [9:00 am - 10:15 am]
At once humorous, inspiring, and entertaining, Ben's presentation will explore the rules of good writing. These rules are not what you think, and you'll come away with a new perspective on the craft. Ben will also discuss the challenge of fitting writing into our busy lives, and how form informs content, particularly in relation to the digital age. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion, so be ready to engage!
About Ben Hewitt: Ben was born and raised in northern Vermont, where he currently lives with his wife, Penny, and sons Fin and Rye. The Hewitt family runs a small-scale, diversified hill farm that includes pigs, sheep, chickens, copious gardens, an orchard, and a pick-your-own blueberry patch. A high school dropout, Ben is the author of five books, including Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting With the Natural World, and, most recently, The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan For Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit. Ben blogs at www.benhewitt.net. He consults frequently on unschooling, writing, and homestead design/implementation.
How Stories Find You with Cheryl Young [1:00 pm - 2:15 pm]
A good story comes in many ways, expected and unexpected. The stories that Cheryl has been closely aligned with began with being hit over the head from a falling book, a cup of tea with a friend, and a gathering at the dedication of an historic marker.
What do these seemingly unrelated events have in common? You will find out, as Cheryl is a persistent and passionate storyteller who loves telling how these and other stories came into her life. Her talk will tell the story behind the stories, and the rewards and challenges they brought with them.
Everyone has a wealth of stories to write about but sometimes they're not revealed until a catalyst, something unexpected, ignites a passion for sharing. Cheryl will bring out the storyteller in all of us, demonstrating the joy we feel when stories take us to amazing places and unexpected adventures.
About Cheryl Young:Â Cheryl Young is an author, publisher, book coach, educator, and producer. She has taught at all levels including college and graduate university courses, as well as Middle and High School Social Studies in Brattleboro, Vt. She has written a children's book about a Woman Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) and an oral history of Elizabeth Wall Strohfus, WASP of WWII, Love at First Flight. Cheryl has also taught in public and private schools in Germany and Cameroon, West Africa. She holds a masters degree in Cross Cultural Communication from the School for International Training in Brattleboro. Currently, she is the community coordinator for a cinematography project with Bill Muench's class at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, Vt., seen at voicesofvermont.net.
Registration (morning danish and beverages plus catered luncheon are included in the price of admission):
LVW members: $45
Register online by clicking the "Sign Up Today" box in the right hand column. Or download the spring edition of League Lines and mail in the registration form.