2024 Events

Three Year Spiritual Deepening Program begins in May!! Check out all the information for this wonderful Christine Center program here. And/or contact me for additional information here!

April 4: In conversation author event at Books & Co. in Oconomowoc at 6:30 pm. I’ll be in conversation with author Kathleen Eul about her novel, Intercessions. This is a free program, but please register here. 

April 8-22: Mondays 3:00 to 4:30 Writing the Second Half of Life zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Click on the link for registration information or contact Joanne with any questions.

Description: The second half of life is not defined by a particular age. Rather, it begins in a moment brought about by all manner of life changing circumstances–a time when we recognize the need to reconsider who we are apart from roles, occupations, and daily duties. Join us to explore this rich, creative time of life through writing, discussion, and mindfulness exercises.

April 8-22: Mondays 4:45 to 6:15  Writing Your Spiritual Journey zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Click on the link for registration information or contact Joanne with any questions.

Description: We all approach our spirituality–that link between the sacred and ourselves–in unique ways. Join in community to honor and explore your connection to the sacred and to the self. Engage in guided written exercises developed by Joanne and other authors. Learn how well-known spiritual writers sustain their practice and create successful narratives. Give a written voice to your own spiritual story and leave with inspiring tools and strategies, all developed to make deepening your spirituality through writing easy to continue after our program. Class writing is considered private–sharing is completely optional.

June 20-23:  Leading the retreat, Telling It True, at The Christine Center in Willard, WI. Details and registration information are available under the Retreats section or by contacting Joanne at wakeupthewriterwithin@gmail.com

Sept. 12-15: Leading the retreat, Writing the Second Half of Life, at The Christine Center in Willard, WI. Details and registration information are available under the Retreats section or by contacting Joanne at wakeupthewriterwithin@gmail.com

Oct. 11-13: Leading the retreat, Telling It True at Shakerag Alley in Mineral Point, WI. Details and registration information are available under the Retreats section or by contacting Joanne at wakeupthewriterwithin@gmail.com

2023 Events

Jan. 25: Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00  ONE BOOK’S JOURNEY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE PUBLISHING WORLD with Developmental Editor Melanie Faith hosted by Write On Door County. Participants can register for single sessions or the entire series. Registration information is available here.       

Feb. 13-27: Mondays 3:00 to 4:30 Creative Writers Workshop zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Contact Joanne for details and registration information here.

Feb. 13-March 20: Mondays 4:45 to 6:15  It’s Never too Late zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Contact Joanne for details and registration information here.

Feb 22: Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00 ONE BOOK’S JOURNEY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE PUBLISHING WORLD with Amie McCracken, ​Vine Leaves Press’s Publishing Director hosted by Write On Door Co. Registration information is available here.

March 29: Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00 ONE BOOK’S JOURNEY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE PUBLISHING WORLD hosted by Write On Door Co. Contact Joanne for details and registration information here.

April 19: Wednesday 1:00 to 2:00 Writing the Second Half of Life free workshop offered in person at the Elm Grove Public Library. Contact Joanne for more information.

April 25: Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00 ONE BOOK’S JOURNEY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE PUBLISHING WORLD with Jessica Bell, Vine Leaves Press’s Publisher hosted by Write On Door Co. Contact Joanne for details and registration information here.

May 31: Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00 ONE BOOK’S JOURNEY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE PUBLISHING WORLD hosted by Write On Door Co. Contact Joanne for details and registration information here.

June 22-25:  Leading the retreat, Telling It True at The Christine Center in Willard, WI. Registration information . Get details and registration information here

July 19: Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30  ONE BOOK’S JOURNEY IN PERSON: AN EARLY LAUNCH OF MY NEGLECTED GOD Hosted at Write On Door Co. Free registration is available here.

July 25: BOOK LAUNCH of My Neglected Gods!!!!

Aug 1: Book Launch Event at the Elm Grove Library from 7:00 to 8:00. Reading and Conversation. No registration necessary. Info available here

Aug. 22: Book Launch Event at the Hartland Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30. Reading and Q/A. Prizes! 

Aug. 24: Book Launch Event at Books & Co. in Oconomowoc from 6:30 to 7:30. Reading and Conversation. 

Aug. 30: Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00 ONE BOOK’S JOURNEY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE PUBLISHING WORLD Hosted by Write On Door Co. Contact Joanne for details and registration information here. 

Sept. 15-17: Leading the retreat, The Second Half of Life: A Creative Retreat for a Time of Deep Change at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, WI. Registration information is available here (or contact Joanne for more information).

Oct. 1-3: Leading the retreat, Writing Your Spiritual Story at The Christine Center in Willard, WI. Registration information will be available soon.

Nov. 2: Thursday 6:30pm to 7:30, Wake Up the Writer Within free workshop offered in person at the Delafield Public Library. Contact Joanne for more information.

Nov. 6-20: Mondays 3:00 to 4:30 Creative Writers Workshop zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Contact Joanne for details and registration information.

Nov. 6-Dec. 11: Mondays 4:45 to 6:15  It’s Never too Late zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Contact Joanne for details and registration information.

Nov. 14: Tuesday 10:30am to 11:30, Wake Up the Writer Within free workshop offered in person at the Waukesha Public Library. Contact Joanne for more information.

 

2022 Events

Feb. 7-21: Mondays 3:00 to 4:30 Writing the Second Half of Life zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Contact Joanne for details and registration information here. 

Feb. 7-21: Monday 4:45 to 6:15 Creative Writers Workshop zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Contact Joanne for details and registration information here.

Mar. 24: (5:00 CT) Vine Leaves Press authors reading for the Small Press Book Fair. Contact me for link to join!

June 23-26:  Leading the retreat, Wake Up the Writer Within at The Christine Center in Willard, WI. Registration information will be available soon.

Aug. 19-21:  Leading the retreat, Writing the Spiritual Journey at The Christine Center in Willard, WI. Registration information will be available soon.

Oct. 4-7:  Leading the retreat, Writing the Second Half of Life at The Christine Center in Willard, WI. Registration information will be available soon.

Nov. 7-21: Mondays 3:00 to 4:30 Writing the Second Half of Life zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Contact Joanne for details and registration information here. 

Nov. 7-21: Monday 4:45 to 6:15 Creative Writers Workshop zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Contact Joanne for details and registration information here.

Nov. 15: Tuesday 6:00 to 7:00 Wake Up the Writer Within workshop offered online through Untitled Town! Contact Joanne for registration details for this free program

2021 Events

Tuesdays beginning Jan. 5 (9:45 am to 10:45 am): Hosted by The Christine Center, ongoing weekly zoom Wake Up the Writer Within Prompt class. Details and registration information available here.

Jan. 24: Chat and Spin Interview: Listen again is available at the 1hr 59 min. mark available here.

Feb. 8-22: Mondays 3:30 to 5:00 Writing the Second Half of Life zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Contact Joanne for details and registration information here. 

March 22 (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm): Memoirs and Remembering zoom workshop hosted by the Hartland Public Library. Details and registration information are available here. 

May 25 (6:00 CDT): Bennington Prose Writers reading. Click on this link to join. 

June 24-27 :  Leading the retreat, Wake Up the Writer Within at The Christine Center in Willard, WI. Registration information is available here.

July 15: Books and Beer! General book discussion and laughter at Cercis Brewing Company in Columbus, WI from 7 pm to 8 pm. In person and on zoom. Zoom link sign up is available here. 

Aug. 6-8:  Leading the retreat, Writing the Spiritual Journey at The Christine Center in Willard, WI. Registration information is available here.

Sept. 22 and 21: Writing the Second Half of Life: A Virtual Workshop hosted by Write On. All the sign up information is available here.

Tuesdays beginning Oct. 5 (10:00 am to 11:00 am): Hosted by The Christine Center, ongoing weekly zoom Wake Up the Writer Within Prompt class. Details and registration information available here.

Oct. 12-15:  Leading the retreat, Writing the Second Half of Life at The Christine Center in Willard, WI. Registration information is available here

Oct. 27:  Writing for Recovery: How to Restore and Re-Story Through Narrative: Presentation for the Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Conference

Nov. 10: Red Oak Writers: reading (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm hosted via zoom

Nov. 20: Moving Pens: Building and Maintaining a Successful Medical Humanities/Community Writing Group (1:00 to 2:30). Panel Discussion for The Examined Life Conference hosted via zoom.

 

 

2020 Events

Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 (9:00 am to 10:30 am) : Hosted by Write On, Door Co., Joanne will be leading the workshop, “Writing the Second Half of Life,” via zoom. Contact her here for registration information.

Sept. 30 (7:00 pm): Hosted by Books & Co., join Joanne and Kim Suhr of Red Oak Writing for an evening of discussion, reading, and laughter via zoom. Contact Joanne here for registration information.

Oct. 10: Hosted by Red Oak Writing via zoom: Crafting Memoir: The Art of Paying Attention. Details and registration information is available here.

Oct. 22-23:  Leading the retreat, Wake Up the Writer Within at The Christine Center in Willard, WI. Registration information is available here.

Nov. 2: Interview with Jerod Santek of Write On, Door County available here.

Nov. 2-16: Mondays 4:45 to 6:15 Creative Writers Workshop zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. See details and registration information here.

Nov. 2-16: Mondays 6:30 to 8:00 Writing Your Spiritual Journey zoom class hosted by UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. See details and registration information here.

Nov. 16: Chat and Spin Interview: Listen again is available at minute 33.30 here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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