A Few Good Women

A workshop in Seattle at the weekend. Wouldn’t it be good to have one in Brisbane. Naomi writes a fabulous blog

Writing Between the Lines

Elizabeth Ellis is an internationally celebrated award-winning storyteller, and the co-author of Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories.

Sometimes difficult stories are among those we most need to hear, yet are the least likely to be shared.  Mary Dessein and Gloria Two Feathers arranged for Elizabeth to come to Seattle to act as midwife, and help all our stories see the light of day.

Ten women, from beginning storytellers to polished professionals, gathered from near and far to work with Elizabeth.

I hosted because I knew it would worthwhile, but the benefits extended beyond the crafting of stories.

 In between storytelling sessions, we broke bread together, with every meal a potluck.

I host lots of parties, but it was a revelation to watch the clearing, dishwashing, storage of leftovers happen as if the invisible hands from Beauty and The Beast’s castle had taken charge. It felt like magic in the air…

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3 thoughts on “A Few Good Women

  1. Dear Meg,
    A workshop is a wonderful way to kickstart and energize a group. Most of us didn’t even know each other before Elizabeth came, but now we are continuing the good work that was started with her visit. Happy tales down under!

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