We've been telling stories here for a year and a half. If you read Coffee + Crumbs regularly, you have probably laughed or cried a few times. That's what we want, of course. We want to make you feel something when you visit this space. We want to encourage you, inspire you, challenge you, affirm you. We want to validate every feeling in your bones.
While we have worked up the courage to call ourselves "writers" over time, the truth is: we are just like you. We are mothers first, and writers second. All of us are figuring out the mystery of parenthood one day at a time, and writing about it as we go.
But we are not the only ones with stories.
We know you have a story to tell, and we know you have words to offer. Maybe you can't find time to be creative. Maybe you're too scared to write because you're not sure what will come out. Maybe you think writing is a special gift, and only some people are able to do it. Maybe you desperately want to write about your motherhood journey, but you don't know where to start.
This new year we are launching Known: A Coffee + Crumbs Storytelling Workshop. We have poured our hearts and souls into this six-week course out of pure love for the craft of writing. And also out of pure love for you.
For anyone who has ever read our words and thought, "I wish I could write like that!" ......this course is for you.
We know it's hard to find the time and space to be creative, especially when your energy is constantly turned outwards. This course was designed to help you access the creative part of yourself. We want to guide you through the passages of memory, and help you identify all the right parts. We want to help you know yourself better as a mother, as a daughter, as a wife, as a friend, as the creative woman we know you are.
This workshop will take place online, so you can join from anywhere. We know you have kids and jobs and laundry and busy schedules, which is why there are no specific meeting times. You can join us every day during nap time or after bedtime, whether you live on the East Coast or the West Coast or an altogether different coast.
Each week will include stories, inspiration, readings and writing assignments, led by the Coffee + Crumbs team. All workshop participants will be placed in a small group of five, allowing for personal one-on-one editing and feedback from one of the Coffee + Crumbs writers. You will have full access to the Coffee + Crumbs team via an online forum for the duration of the six weeks. Bring all your questions and prepare for great conversation (we can be quite the chatty bunch!).
Dates: January 18 - February 28
Cost: $179 early bird registration when you sign up by January 4th; $199 after.
Only 35 spots available. Sign up here. We'll see you in class!
“The stories of our own lives require active searching—learning to look through our memories in a new way. To find story in your life, you must engage imagination with memory; you must invent a line of continuity—not from nothing, but from the raw materials of your life. It’s like reading a pattern in DNA or figuring out the possible anagrams in a word. To find story in your life, you have to know what you’re looking for.” --Your Life as Story by Tristine Rainer