Literary and Musical Cabaret

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Where: Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, Victoria

Please contact Junie for more information.

Past Events

For the Love of Writing, for the Love of Self

Join us for this two-day sacred writing workshop in the Comox Valley. If you could take two days to pause, reflect, and harness your creative soul, where would that take your writing journey?

If you could take some time to spark your muse and nurture your intuitive process, what new magic would burst forth from your pen? During these two days of reflection and creative expression you will explore your relationship with writing as a sacred path.

When: Saturday and Sunday, October 6 – 7, 2018
Time: Saturday 9:30 – 5:00; Sunday 10:00 – 5:00
Where: Comox Marina Park: Spinnaker Pavilion, 1805 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, BC
Cost: $225

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Memoir Workshop Series (8 weeks)

Join this fun-filled “get it on the page” 8-week workshop to celebrate your life’s journey. Re-visit and embrace the milestones that have made your life rich with meaning, bring new clarity and understanding to old circumstances, laugh and cry at the meanderings of your life, and learn to fully appreciate yourself and all the characters who have played a starring role.

By the end of the course, you will have written many of your favourite stories, created an outline for a full memoir, and you will have the necessary tools to continue the process with enthusiasm and joy!

When: Mondays, September 24 – November 19, 2018 (no class Thanksgiving Day, Oct 8)
Where: Junie’s home studio in James Bay, Victoria
Time: 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Cost: $265 (pay in one or two installments)

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Author Support Group (8 weeks)

Have you given any thought to writing a book, blog (travel, how-to), memoir, play, a series of short stories, stand-up comedy, or continuing something that you have started but put down for one reason or another? The Author Support Group gives you the structure and constructive feedback you need to keep you on track with your project, allowing your voice on the page to become your voice in the world!

When: Saturdays, October 13 – December 8, 2018 (no class December 1)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Junie’s home studio in James Bay, Victoria
Cost: $265 (pay in one or two installments)

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Everything You Want to Know about Book Publishing and What It Takes to Create a Great Book

A presentation by Craig Shemilt, with an introduction by Junie Swadron — Beyond Writer’s Block

When: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (registration 6:00 pm)
Where: Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, Victoria
Cost: $18 in advance. $20 at the door

Publisher Craig Shemilt will be giving an informative presentation on what it takes to produce an excellent book and marketing strategies. He will discuss why authors are turning to self publishing giving his expertise on book publishing, printing, editing, design, formatting, ebooks, and the book market.

Writers and authors will leave this presentation with a wealth of information.

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Unleash Your Passion, Purpose, and Highest Potential

In this day-long retreat we suspend judgement, toss out all the self-sabotaging behaviours and limiting beliefs, and create a blueprint for your deepest heart’s desire to come to fruition. It’s a one-day knock-your-socks-off playshop where you will author your highest vision into a true living reality!

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (registration 9:00 am; workshop begins 9:30 am)
Where: The Yurt at CorUnum, 5990 Old West Saanich Road, Victoria
Cost: $125
Please bring a bag lunch and snacks.

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Seven Day Author Mentorship Retreat in Mexico

Dates: March 5 – 11, 2018
Location: Mismaloya, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

—with Julia Salisbury and Junie Swadron

IF YOU ARE BEING CALLED TO WRITE A BOOK, PLAY, BLOG, ONE-PERSON SHOW, ETC., THEN YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS this opportunity to begin or renew your commitment to your written works with Junie Swadron, author, psychotherapist and writing coach and Julie Salisbury, founder and CEO of Influence Publishing. They have come together to offer the most comprehensive, passionate, and joyous experience for people who are serious about writing their books and bring them to publication.

Their over 40 years of combined expertise in coaching and publishing authors offers participants the most vital components for getting their voice off the page and into the world.

During the seven-day retreat, you will receive both group and private 1-1 coaching as well as lots of writing and review time, to get your book ready for publication.

Author support groups and 1-to-1 coaching available too!

Write Yourself Home

A Fun & Profound One-Day Writing Retreat

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Location: Comox/Courtenay (location to be announced)
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Early bird price: $95 if paid by end of day April 4.

“The only way to make this awesome workshop any better would be to make it into a two-day pajama party. I just want to keep going and going and going!” Rachel Baum

Do you think you can’t write? Well, you can!
Do you think your negative beliefs and attitudes toward writing and other things can’t change in a few hours? Yes, they can!
Do you think life-affirming transformation can’t happen in a day? Yes, it can!

In this life-changing workshop, I’ll show you how to come home to your heart through the joy of writing.
This transformative and deepening sense of self – a day of discovery – will engage you and surprise you by eliciting prose, poetry, song lyrics or simply stream of conscious writing that in a word or two simply delights you! You will learn the fundamentals of moving past the head and into the heart of writing.

In recognizing that writing is a sacred art, you learn about self-acceptance and honouring and letting go of self-judgments about how you write. It is a place of honouring yourself, the child that lives within you, and the journey where the words upon the page bring you to a destination that you could not have dreamed of before putting pen to paper.

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