Writing Workshop – The Art of Memory


A monk asked Fuketsu: `Without speaking, without silence, how can you express the truth?’

Fuketsu observed: `I always remember spring-time in southern China. The birds were singing among innumerable kinds of fragrant flowers.’ (The Gateless Gate)


The most interesting autobiographies do not necessarily come from the most dramatic lives. What make good autobiography is the reader’s growing awareness of who the person is and how they came to make their choices in life. Writing your life story can be an amazing way to open a door between you and your kids/grandkids, to pass on a part of the family history or to explore and find healing within.

As we gain in experience and emotionally maturity, how we remember the events in our lives evolves. The nature of forgiveness is said to have its roots in our ability to remember from our present. In this workshop you will not only learn how to approach and organize writing a memoir, but you will explore what memory is and how it creates change in how we make our choices and transforms what is within us. You will also learn different techniques and habits that can increase your ability to mindfully experience the fullness of your memory.

Who you are, why you made the choices you did, why your hopes and dreams are what they are – is more important than the events that occurred. With every step forward in your growth, you will see the past differently. This is why learning to write your memoir is a way of transcending your history and revealing who you have become. It creates a unique record of your life that is not only a document of your existence to leave to your children and grandchildren, but one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself.  


Cassandra Tribe is considered one of the top 100 performance poets of the century. She is a professional freelance writer and her work has been featured in Senior Living Magazine, Living Well with Montel, The Journal of Modern Living, Epicurious and New World Hope among others. She is a long time vigil and Reiki volunteer with Hospice and is nationally certified in Alzheimer’s care. She holds certifications and degrees in sociology, social work, aging, thanatology, philosophy, divinity, economics, fine arts and pastoral care.

Cassandra’s The Art of Memory class is being at Learning Connection for 5 weeks starting Friday March 9th from 7:00 pm -9:00 pm. Click here to learn more, get $5 off the workshop fee and register.


c.2012 Cassandra Tribe All Rights Reserved.


About cassandratribe

"There are few artists that can do what Cassandra Tribe does. Whether with her poetry, her videos or her blog, Cassandra examines the truths that most of us can never come close to realizing and shows it for what it is, both beautiful and frightening at the same time. She exposes our inner-most workings like the cross-section of a powerful but flawed machine, our gears and springs, nuts and bolts removed and laid out before us. She is a true artist. Her new video, Requiem for a God, is the latest example of Cassandra's willingness to tear open and examine the very things that make us human. Shooting the film entirely by herself, she also eliminates all the little excuses we come up with to keep us from ourselves and our truth. You see, even when she's not trying to be, Cassandra Tribe is a beacon of truth and humanity in this darkest of worlds." (Michael E. Quigg, The Culture Network, June 2009)
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