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Sunday Morning Write with Shari Foos & Guest Jennifer Wallace

Tune into your creativity with stress-free, judgement-free, short-form writing based on pictures and prompts. "Sunday Morning Write" is *free* and open to 18+. Sign up, show up and join a growing community. Online each week - all from the comfort of home.

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Sunday Morning Write with Shari Foos & Guest Jennifer Wallace
Sunday Morning Write with Shari Foos & Guest Jennifer Wallace

Time & Location

Dec 10, 2023, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PST

Zoom

About the Event

About Guest Jennifer Wallace:

Jennifer Wallace is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestselling book Never Enough: When Achievement Pressure Becomes Toxic – and What We Can Do About It. She is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and appears on national television to discuss her articles and relevant topics in the news. After graduating from Harvard College, Wallace began her journalism career at  CBS “60 Minutes,” where she was part of a team that won The Robert F. Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism. She is a Journalism Fellow at The Center for Parent and Teen Communication at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Jennifer serves on the board of the Coalition for the Homeless in New York City, where she lives with her husband and their three children.

How It Works (1-hour Sessions):

INTRODUCTION & INSPIRATION

  • A TNM facilitator sets up the session, including the TNM Core Concept of the week, a photo and a prompt.

WRITING: 21 Minutes

  • Along with the photo you'll get the first prompt (7 minutes to write).
  • Next, you'll get a second prompt to weave into your piece (7 minutes to write).
  • Then it is time to edit into a maximum of 1 page or 500 words (7 minutes to write).

BREAKOUT GROUPS: 14 Minutes

  • After the writing, you are randomly assigned to small breakout groups with 3-4 other participants.
  • Everyone takes turns reading their piece without stopping for conversation or feedback. Simple acknowledgements such as "thank you for sharing" are welcome. While each person shares, focus on witnessing without judgement.
  • After everyone has shared, feel free to discuss your process, the concept and prompt, or share about something else that's going on with you that may be relevant to the TNM experience. Speak for yourself only and refrain from giving advice or asking probing questions.
  • NOTE: If someone in your group shares something deeply personal and may be in distress, please ask them if they are okay in this moment and don't hesitate to send a direct message to the TNM facilitator.

GROUP SHARE:

  • In the final minutes, the group comes together to share their thoughts about their experience, answer questions, go deeper and have fun!

 Salon Guidelines:

MUTUAL RESPECT

Remain aware and conscientious of your choice of words and tone. Please do not ask personal questions or give advice. Hate speech or hurtful behavior, regardless of the context will not be tolerated and will lead to immediate removal from the session.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Confidentiality is essential. What is said in the group must stay here. We do not record these session and will not tolerate any recording, transcribing, repeating others' stories or otherwise infringing on the rights and privacy of others.

CAMERAS ON

To ensure that everyone feels comfortable sharing their stories and their feelings, we require everyone to have their cameras on during sessions, except while writing. If you do not comply you will be removed from the session.

LISTENING

When listening to others' stories, put yourself aside so you can hear others from their perspective, without your own assumptions getting in the way. Your job is only to witness each other with appreciation.

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