Sharing and Reframing Our Stories: a Two Part Zoom Series with Elizabeth McCain
When and Where
with Elizabeth McCain
Sundays August 9 & 23, 1 p.m.
When Elizabeth McCain talks, people listen. When she writes, people read. When she shares, people heal. And as Author, Playwright, Spiritual Counselor and Interfaith Minister, Elizabeth McCain (who is also an ISD member!) has answered the Call to synthesize her wisdom, compassion, intuition, creativity and humor, to help all us discover the power of our own stories, and the restorative impact those stories can have on our own lives and the lives of others.
Join Elizabeth for this two-part Zoom series about developing stories from our life experiences, that reveal our best selves — even from our worst circumstances — and help us express our truth, values, strength and vitality.
Part 1: "I'll Tell You Mine..."
Sunday, August 9, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Elizabeth will read from her newly published memoir A Lesbian Belle Tells: OUTrageous Stories of Family, Loss, and Love following an interview with Rev. Rob Banaszak. A Lesbian Belle Tells is a memoir of stories and moments of growing up in Mississippi, coming out in DC, experiencing family rejection, and finding true love and belonging. Elizabeth also explores universal themes of family struggles, loss, forgiveness, and spirituality, which will entertain and inspire you, and provide story medicine for your soul. Buy A Lesbian Belle Tells on Amazon, for $16. www.alesbianbelletells.com, www.elizabethmccain.com
Elizabeth will conclude this session with an overview of the elements of effective storytelling, and will launch us on our own storytelling adventure that we will expand during Part 2 on August 23.
Part 2: "You Tell Us Yours!"
Sunday, August 23, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Elizabeth invites us to share our stories of grief, gratitude and grace with one another.
During this difficult pandemic time of uncertainty and social distancing we have an opportunity to reflect on our difficult and meaningful personal stories of loss, love, family, and community. We'll learn how to share and reframe one of our own stories, with courage and vulnerability, and feel more connected to our community. Elizabeth will lead us on a journey of finding our voice, honing our message, and rediscovering our wholeness through the power of story.
Prerequisite-Elizabeth’s memoir, A Lesbian Belle Tells: OUTrageous Stories of Family, Loss, and Love available on smile.Amazon.com for $16 (make sure you select Institute for Spiritual Develepment as your choice of charity). Choose a chapter of the book that reminds you of one of your stories to craft and share.
- Two-Sessions Advance Price$40$400$0
- Single Session, August 9$25$250$0
- Single Session, August 23$25$250$0