November 8, 2020

WRITE THE WORLD AWAKE: Visionary Knowing and Mythic Imagination on the Page hosted by The Aligned Center
Join award-winning author Kristin Kaye on a journey into the nature of Visionary Knowing & Mythic Imagination both in our lives and on the page. In this 3-hour workshop Kristin offers meditations, reading, reflection and writing tools for crafting these hard-to-express experiences.

In the west, we tend to relegate ‘fantastic’ experience into a range of literary sub-genres, from Sci-Fi and Fantasy on the one end to Magical Realism on the other. Where Sci-Fi and Fantasy create entirely new worlds, Magical Realism is largely based in the mundane with one or more elements that blur the lines of reality. But are the elements ‘magical?’ Or are they ‘real?’ The answer is different depending on culturally accepted definitions of what constitutes “reality.”

Native American and other indigenous cultures, for example, recognize our integral relationship with the natural world and allow for the voice of Hawk, Tree, Water. The question of ‘who’ is speaking and how to listen opens doors of experience and radically shifts the relationship between who has power, dominion, who gets to tell a story and where knowing comes from. As a writer these become key considerations when writing varieties of experience. Join us to discover how to translate ineffable realms into story. Writers of all skill level and genres welcome.

June 3 – November 18, 2020

LITERARY ALCHEMY–6-month book-writing workshop with Kristin Kaye
This online workshop is full, but will be offered again in 2021. Check back for registration information to be part of the next group of Literary Alchemists.

May 14 – June 18, 2020

MINING FOR GOLD: WRITE YOUR WISDOMWriting Workshop with Kristin Kaye
Our lives are filled with gold if we only take time to notice, honor our lived wisdom and write vital stories into being. These tales not only hold healing for ourselves, but can become a remedy for others, too. Participants will focus on crafting one 3-5 page personal essay, short story or specific section of a larger work. Hosted by The Aligned Center.

April 23, 2020, 5 – 7 pm

EARTH DAY LIVE Eco-Fiction Reading, Workshop & Discussion
Panel with Amy Brady (Chicago Review of Books/Guernica/Burning Worlds) and Stephanie Lane Elliott (Working Partners and Editor of Warriors series)
RSVP REQUIRED to join the Zoom. Register here.

April 24, 2020, 7 – 9pm

Eco-Mindfulness, Art & Science – Hosted by Klean Kanteen Panel with Elizabeth Lazan (Actress, Producer + Eco Ambassador for the Singapore Environmental Film Festival 2020) Diana Chaplin, Canopy Director, One Tree Planted; Lynette Niebrugge, Soil Scientist, Carbon Cycle Institute + Fibershed and  Natasha Giraudie, Nature Practice Teacher + Documentary Filmmaker
RSVP REQUIRED to join the Zoom. Register here.

April 23, 2020, 7 – 9pm

Dobbs Ferry Library – CANCELED MEET THE AUTHORS: Tree Dreams & Sproutlands reading and discussion
55 Main Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

April 22, 2020, 4 – 5:30pm

Dobbs Ferry Library – CANCELED Sprouts & Wise Trees: Tree Dreaming event for kids and elders
55 Main Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

April 4, 2020, 8:30 – 3pm

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Youth Climate Action Summit
8480 Hagy’s Mill Road
Philadelphia,  PA