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Joanna Presents... in N. Carolina??

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Joanna Tebbs Young  RUTLAND, VT

Hi. I'm Joanna. I am a freelance writer and workshop facilitator.

If you want the skinny version of this request, here it is:

I'm hoping to raise $700 to enable me to attend the Center for Journal Therapy conference in N. Carolina in May to present my workshop, "Mother’s Song: Nurturing Body-Voice through Expressive Writing."

If you want the longer, "yes, I am a writer and I'd like to tell you a story" version, please read on...



I am certified through the Center for Journal Therapy and have a MA in Transformative Language Arts. Over the past ten years I have worked steadily to build my career doing what I love and I am beyond happy to finally be making a living writing and helping others write from their creative and wise soul.

I have been giving classes, workshops, trainings, and presentations around Vermont since 2009 sharing and demonstrating the benefits of personal, spontaneous, unedited, un-self-censored journaling and expressive writing.

But I have long had a goal to expand both my message and my reach.

For my graduate work at Goddard College I researched what I feel are the important and potentially healing connections between deep mediative, metaphor-rich writing and the archetypal mother/feminine. I long to share this concept with others so they too might benefit from it as I have through my own writing and inner work.

Well, I finally submitted a proposal to present at a conference and I am thrilled to say it was accepted.

BUT the conference -- held by the Center for Journal Therapy -- is in Hendersonville, NC. That' s over 900 miles away. And it costs $700 to attend (including room and board).

As a freelance writer, I do not have that kind of extra cash. But presenting at this conference feels like an important next step in my career and it also feels like the right time to share it with my fellow writing-for-well-being advocates and practitioners. 

What I am asking, then, is for $700 to help pay for the conference (I will come up with travel expenses.) The conference is in May 2016.

Any amount is appreciated! And to thank you for your generosity, all donors $10 and up will receive a transcript of my workshop, "Mother’s Song: Nurturing Body-Voice through Expressive Writing," which will include writing prompts for your own writing journey of self-care, self-discovery, and growth.

If anyone is feeling really generous, for any donation of $75 or more, I will say thank you with a bound copy of the "Voice Quest" workbook, the 13-step curriculum I designed.

Being able to make this trip and to present this workshop means so much to me because this work has changed my life and -- I strongly believe -- could also do so for others.

In addition, I feel it is important for me to attend so I can bring back to Vermont the newest learning, advances, and insights into writing-for-well-being I will gather at the conference from experts around the country. 

In advance, I THANK YOU!

To learn more about me, visit my website, wisdomwithinink.com
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Update 3
Posted by Joanna Tebbs Young
33 months ago
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Hi all. I wanted to let you know, in case you thought I had forgotten, that the workshop curriculum which is your thank you gift is almost finished. I will send a .pdf to all donors within the next couple of weeks. And thank you again for your support. I leave for the conference in three weeks thanks to your generosity!
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Posted by Joanna Tebbs Young
36 months ago
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Thanks to you all I can register for the conference today. Thank you, thank you!
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Update 1
Posted by Joanna Tebbs Young
36 months ago
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Oh my goodness, half way there! I can't thank you all enough! But I'll try: THANK YOU!
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