So there’s this. April 25-27, I’ll be the guest speaker at The Heartland Spa in Gilman, Illinois. In addition to a presentation on Saturday evening, I’ll be conducting a mini-workshop aimed at novice writers as well as those more experienced. In fact, I’m hoping there will people who come who have never written, but just think they might have a story to tell. This will be the perfect environment to start the process–to think about your own story and how you might like to tell it. You might want to keep it as a private journal piece or share with friends or family–or maybe you want to write for the wider world. I’ll be available all weekend for individual consultations!
My workshop is included in your weekend at the Heartland. It’s not cheap to go to the Heartland–I know that–but it is one thing you can do for yourself that is so beneficial! I visited the Heartland in 1997 for the first time and it was my first spa experience–I’d never even had a massage before. I learned so much about taking care of myself–and it was so good for me, I’ve managed to visit at least once a year ever since. I’ve been lucky enough to be one of the guest speakers now for about twelve years and it is a total pleasure to watch people de-stress, unwind and be inspired.
If you can afford to treat yourself–please come. If not in April, then go when you can–it’s always worth it. And if you click on the link to the Heartland site and you’ll find some special offers–or just call the office and ask what special they have the weekend of April 25. The most economical way to visit is to go with a friend and share a room. Surely you deserve a getaway after this long winter!
Below is the description of my participation in the weekend. It will be lots of fun–but probably not better than the massage included in your weekend package!
What’s Your Story? A Writing/Reading Weekend for everyone!