workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Listen to Your Ancestors

Bring Their Voices to the Page


Oct 18–20, 2024


Member: $365.00

Standard: $410.00

Holding the hands of one's ancestor

Explore the many voices that inform the words we write on the page in this intimate workshop for writing and listening.

Follow a practice with Lisa Weinert and Jamia Wilson to bring awareness to the body before you begin writing, and learn the power in telling your story.

When we sit down to write, we bring many histories with us, in the form of identity markers, family members, ethnicities, religions, race, geography, and more. Let's take a breath here and inquire: Who else is present?

Our ancestors—whether from our own genetic line or any other influence in our lives—can bring inspiration, direction, connection, and belonging. In this weekend retreat we explore who we bring with us to the page—and how they can help.

We listen closely and gain understanding of how these voices inform the words that come through us and onto the page. As we learn that we are not alone, these muses, protectors, and in some cases threats, can also help us distinguish which is our true voice.

This intimate immersion provides structure and resources to help us meet our goals in a vibrant and diverse community of writers. Together we learn to surrender to the story that needs to be told, including the ones we’ve inherited.

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Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Oct 18–20, 2024

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  • Writer Lisa Weinert

    Lisa Weinert

    Lisa Weinert is a writer, teacher, speaker, and yoga therapist who founded The Narrative Healing...

  • Jamia Wilson

    Jamia Wilson, a feminist activist, writer, editor, and speaker, is executive editor at Random House...

  • Lewis Mehl-Madrona

    Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, author of Healing the Mind Through the Power of Story, is a family physician...

  • Omega faculty Kim Thai

    Kim Thai

    Kim Thai is a writer, Emmy-award winning producer, social justice advocate, and mindfulness teacher.

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    Maud Newton

    Maud Newton is a writer, editor, and teacher whose past offerings have focused on writing about...