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WORKSHOP AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Creativity, Writing, Performance and Empowerment Programs:

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Resource materials for Dora’s original workshops (below)

  • The Alchemical Heart: Writing Into the Sacred
  • Into The Heart Of Grace
  • Empowering The Survivor’s Voice: Writing As A Means Of Healing
  • A String of Words and Voices
  • Own Your Voice, Own The Room

2021


2020

Although Dora was scheduled to do a number of public events in April in honor of the combined campaigns of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Crime Victim’s Rights Awareness Week, as well in October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all of Dora’s public events for the remainder of 2020 are cancelled as of March 13, 2020.

The global unfolding with the Corona Virus pandemic requires an unprecedented level of flexibility and ongoing adaptability in meeting the needs of everyone, including survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Dora will be working with clients to proceed with as many safe and effective Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), Child Abuse Prevention Month (April) and Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) programs as possible to maintain the highest commitment to the well-being and safety of everyone involved. Given the social distancing and shelter-in-place orders across the majority of the United States and countries around the world, along with the increasing national rates of infection and death related to Covid-19, the Internet offers a wide array of possibilities for providing programming that safeguards everyone while maximizing the opportunities available to meet the goals of tending to survivors and their needs WHILE raising awareness of the challenges they face, the resources available to them and the ongoing coordination of efforts across communities to prevent, manage and respond to these experiences of violence and the subsequent needs for healing and empowerment.

As we adapt to this moment, Dora will update this timeline of any online programs or events that she offers, either individually or in collaboration with other people and programs. Dora will continue to work on her next book and her new, expanded website, which will launch in early 2021, while also managing consulting and coaching commitments with private clients. If you’d like to connect with her to explore bookings for online events or individual coaching, please email her here.

Please stay safe and healthy as we all learn to navigate this unprecedented moment and the unfolding forward.

ALL PEACE TO EACH ONE OF YOU.  DORA


2019


Dora will be available for a limited number of public events through May 2019 while she works on her next book of poems and manages consulting and coaching commitments with private clients.

If you’d like to connect with her to explore bookings for events, speeches, workshops or individual coaching, please CONTACT DORA HERE.

Thank you for your patience. News about the next book will be announced soon!


2018


Dora will be available for a limited number of public events through September 2018 while she works on her next book of poems and manages consulting and coaching commitments with private clients.

If you’d like to connect with her to explore bookings for events, speeches, workshops or individual coaching please CONTACT DORA HERE.

And thank you for your patience. News about the next book will be announced soon!


2017


Dora will be available for a limited number of public events through July 2017 while she works on her next book of poems and manages consulting and catching commitments with private clients.

If you’d like to connect with her to explore bookings for events, speeches, workshops or individual coaching please CONTACT DORA HERE.

Thank you for your patience. News about the next book will be announced soon!


The Alchemical Heart: Writing Into The Sacred with Dora

Sage Institute For Creativity and Consciousness, Taos, NM
Saturday August 12, 2017
11:00 to 4:00 pm

Dora, as a Sage Institute Board Member, offers this daylong original workshop combining sacred and contemporary poetry, contemplative readings with experiential meditations and exercises to help you explore your connection to the Divine and offers exercises designed to deepen and sustain that connection on a daily basis. The explorations and writings that Dora will guide you through will assist you in exploring the questions deep within your heart, and, more importantly, will support you in listening to the answers, creating space for the truths leading you forward to the life that wants to live through you.

Dora has been teaching various versions of this original workshop nationally for over fifteen years and it has emerged as one of her most popular programs. Participants will receive a compilation of sacred and contemporary poetry, as well as an extensive listing of additional resources created by Dora that support further exploration of creativity, spirituality and writing.

This workshop is being offered as part of Sage Institute’s 2017 Summer of Creativity and Consciousness programs. Dora has served on the Board of Directors of Sage Institute for over nine years.

Download a printable document about this workshop HERE.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Dora directly here.
For more information and to register, please see: https://www.sagetaos.com. There is an Early Bird Special of $75.00 for this workshop if you register up to midnight of Saturday August 5, 2017. After August 5, the workshop cost is $90.00.

Dora is excited to be offering her favorite workshop and hopes you will join us!


2016


Dora will continue to be on tour with the Expanded, Second Edition of her collection of poems, the scorched earth and the scorched earth: spoken audio disc companion in 2016.

Dora will not be teaching publicly during this year of 2015 due to her publishing schedule and book tour, as the workshops she is offering are part of the tour as privately arranged programs with colleges, high schools and outreach services. However, if you would like to join Dora for one of her book events or speeches during 2015, please check back for dates and locations and sign up for Dora’s once-monthly ENewsletter HERE.

the scorched earth is Dora E. McQuaid’s collection of poems about her journey from victimization to survivorship, through healing from a history of both sexual and domestic violence into empowerment and advocacy as an award-winning poet, activist, speaker and teacher.

Order your SIGNED COPIES HERE!

“Startling and visionary . . .” – Eve Ensler, from the Foreword that Eve wrote for this collection.
Eve Ensler is the Tony Award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues and In the Body of the World, as well as the Founder of the international V-DAY Foundation and annual global event, One Billon Rising.

Please check back for 2016 Public Workshop offerings as they develop!


Dora offers her original workshop to Survivors of Sexual Violence:
Empowering the Survivor’s Voice:
  Writing as a Means of Healing

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Date:  TBD 2016

During the Spring of 2016, Dora E. McQuaid will host this original workshop in State College, PA, where Penn State University is located, to afford survivors of sexual violence the opportunity to gather as a group for a weeklong intensive writing workshop.

Through the Council for Hope and Healing and Happy Valley Cares, Dora will be working with Penn State University student leaders to offer this program.

The workshop has been designed to:

1.  As a group, write a poem about the experience of survivorship and healing that will be incorporated into the blue ribbon woven through Dora E. McQuaid’s hair and arms in her image in Michael Pilato’s Heister Street Inspiration Mural;
2.  As a group, share experiences and resources of healing, empowerment and community regarding personal history of victimization and survivorship;
3.  Address current community-wide need for greater awareness, education, prevention, management and outreach services and support for victims of sexual violence;
4.  Provide counseling services via local non-profits to participants of the workshop on an as-needed basis;
5.  Provide participants with tools for ongoing healing that will support them after the workshop commences;
6.  Create a community-wide event for the unveiling and group delivery of the final poem developed through the weeklong workshop itself as a means of raising awareness, strengthening community response and celebrating survivorship, healing and empowerment.

The group poem will be added to the blue ribbon on Dora E. McQuaid’s image on the Inspiration Mural.

Please check back for the workshop dates, which will be posted as soon as we have them determined.

For more information, see:
The Council for Hope and Healing
http://www.councilforhopeandhealing.org/upcoming-events.html

Happy Valley Cares
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Happy-Valley-Cares-WE-cARE/319807408035947)


 2015


Dora will be on tour with the Expanded, Second Edition of her collection of poems, the scorched earth and the scorched earth: spoken audio disc companion for the duration of 2015.

Dora will not be teaching publicly during this year of 2015 due to her publishing schedule and book tour, as the workshops she is offering are part of the tour as privately arranged programs with colleges, high schools and outreach services. However, if you would like to join Dora for one of her book events or speeches during 2015, please check back for dates and locations and sign up for Dora’s once-monthly ENewsletter HERE.

the scorched earth is Dora E. McQuaid’s collection of poems about her journey from victimization to survivorship, through healing from a history of both sexual and domestic violence into empowerment and advocacy as an award-winning poet, activist, speaker and teacher.

Order your SIGNED COPIES HERE!

“Startling and visionary . . .” – Eve Ensler, from the Foreword that Eve wrote for this collection.
Eve Ensler is the Tony Award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues and In the Body of the World, as well as the Founder of the international V-DAY Foundation and annual global event, One Billon Rising.

Please check back for 2016 Public Workshop offerings as they develop!


2014


Dora will not be teaching privately or publicly during 2014 due to her publishing schedule, as the Expanded, Second Edition of her collection of poems, the scorched earth and the scorched earth: spoken audio disc companion are scheduled to go to print in late November 2014, with a February 2, 2015 release date.

the scorched earth is Dora E. McQuaid’s collection of poems about her journey from victimization to survivorship, through healing from a history of both sexual and domestic violence into empowerment and advocacy as an award-winning poet, activist, speaker and teacher.
Order your SIGNED COPIES HERE!

“Startling and visionary . . .” – Eve Ensler, from the Foreword that Eve wrote for this collection.
Eve Ensler is the Tony Award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues and In the Body of the World, as well as the Founder of the international V-DAY Foundation and annual global event, One Billon Rising.

If you would like to join Dora for one of her Book Tour Events, Speeches or Workshops during 2015, please check back for dates and locations. If you would like to receive updates about the release of the scorched earth and the upcoming 2015 tour, please sign up for Dora’s once-monthly ENewsletter HERE.

As always, thank you for your support!


2013


The Alchemical Heart: Writing Into The Sacred with Dora
Sage Institute For Creativity and Consciousness
July 24 and July 26, 2013, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Taos, NM

Dora, as a Sage Institute Board Member, offers a 2-part exploration of this original workshop, combining sacred and contemporary poetry, contemplative readings, experiential meditations, as well as exercises to explore our connections to the divine and writing exercises designed to deepen that connection on a daily basis. Our exploration and writings will assist you in listening to both the questions deep within your heart, and, more importantly, how to hear the answers, making space for the truths leading us forward to the life that wants to live through us.

Offered as part of Sage Institute’s 2013 summer-long 200-hour Intensive Meditation Leaders Training Program.
www.sagetaos.org


The Alchemical Heart: Writing Into The Sacred
Dora serves as Opening Speaker for Friday June 14, 2013
National Federation of State Poetry Societies

Annual National Convention Albuquerque, NM
Hotel Albuquerque, June 14, 2013 10:45 a.m.

As opening speaker for this Annual Convention of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and representing the NM State Poetry society, Dora offers an abbreviated version of her original workshop to close to 200 Poetry Society members from all over the United States.

With the primary goal of exploring our connection to the Divine, Dora shares sacred and contemporary poetry and writing exercises designed to deepen and sustain your connection on a daily basis. Our exploration and writings will assist you in listening to both the questions deep within your heart, and, more importantly, how to hear the answers, making space for the truths leading us forward to the life that wants to live through us.

FULL NATIONAL CONVENTION SCHEDULE AVAILABLE HERE.


2012


The Alchemical Heart: Writing Into The Sacred with Dora

Wise Women Ink
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Mount Shasta, CA

Dora offers a 4-hour version of her original workshop, combining sacred and contemporary poetry, contemplative readings, experiential meditations, as well as exercises to explore our connections to the divine and writing exercises designed to deepen and sustain your connection on a daily basis. Our exploration and writings will assist you in listening to both the questions deep within your heart, and, more importantly, how to hear the answers, making space for the truths leading us forward to the life that wants to live through us.


2011


DORA OFFERS HER ORIGINAL WORKSHOP:  The Alchemical Heart: Writing Into The Sacred

The South Florida Health Coaches Yoga and Wellness 2011 Retreat
June 28, 2011
El Monte Sagrado, Taos, NM

Dora offers a 2-hour intensive of this original workshop to over 20 participants in the weeklong Wellness Retreat.  The goal of this workshop is to explore how to deepen and sustain your personal connection to the Divine in your daily life as a practice of self-care and support. This workshop will help you understand how to explore the questions deep within your heart, and more importantly how to hear the answers, providing you with exercises that you can use daily.


2010


DORA OFFERS HER ORIGINAL WORKSHOP:  Your Story as A Force for Change

Sage Institute for Creativity and Consciousness
The Sage Youth Portraits of The Sacred Program
The Stables Gallery
Taos, NM

Dora offers her 3-hour original workshop with The Sage Institute Youth Group, exploring the power of the personal story in the public realm as a means of change, activism and social justice.


2009


DORA OFFERS HER ORIGINAL WORKSHOP:  The Alchemical Heart:  Writing Into The Sacred

Sage Institute for Creativity and Consciousness
Taos, NM

A 2-day intensive, original workshop combining contemplative readings, experiential meditations, sacred art forms and writing exercises to explore participant connections to the divine. With Diana Rico.


2008


2007


DORA OFFERS HER ORIGINAL WORKSHOP:  ARTS AND ACTIVISM
for the Youth Mentorship Program
of Society of The Muse of The Southwest

Tuesday February 20, 2007 – 5:30pm
Taos, NM, Youth and Family Center

Arts and Activism Workshop:  Exploring the use of music as a medium for social and political change in terms of the peace movement, civil rights, gay and lesbian rights, and Native American Indian rights by musicians Michael Franti and Spearhead, U2, Patty Griffin, Elton John and Robbie Robertson. Will also explore how your voice can positively influence your community, and a number of creative writing and poetry exercises.

Offered to mentors and mentees in the Youth Mentorship Program and the general public.

Check out: http://www.taosnews.com/db/Daily.php3


2006


DORA OFFERS HER ORIGINAL POETRY-WRITING WORKSHOP:  A STRING OF WORDS AND VOICES

At Project Coffeehouse
Monday April 10, 2006 – 5:00pm
Lockhaven, PA

Dora offers her original workshop exploring creativity, writing and performance-based delivery with 15 teenagers identified as At-Risk who are supported and served by Project Coffeehouse, a Pennsylvania Council on The Arts granted community program.

This is workshop is open to the entire community, regardless of age.


CAS 398A:  Public Argument and Social Activism
A Special Topics Upper-Level Course developed and taught by Dora

For the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences
Penn State University, University Park Campus
Spring Semester 2006

Through small -group discussion and a workshop setting, PUBLIC ARGUMENT AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM will provide students with opportunities to explore the theoretical, practical, and performative approaches to community-based dialogue, public argument, and civic engagement, and the intersections of private life, performing arts and the public forum. Emphasis is on issues of free speech, civil rights, and the communicative methods used by all manner of activists and dissenters to address social and political issues and inequities. Emphasis is also on the private life experience as both: 1) the motivation to engage in the public, political forum, and; 2) the basis of the messages that are made within the public forum as part of social justice movements.

Dora’s goal for the weekly readings is to explore the intersections between the general interest of the class members in terms of activism, social justice, and the arts, current community needs, and my objectives for the course. The topics that we will be exploring include the issues of the AIDS Pandemic, the Native American Indian and Latino/Latina experience, and various forms of interpersonal violence (bullying, sexual assault, and dating violence), as well as other topics identified by class discussion during the first two weeks of class.


2005


DORA OFFERS HER ORIGINAL WORKSHOP:
Empowering the Survivor’s Voice: Writing Programs as a Means of Healing
For the Pennsylvania Commission On Crime and Delinquency’s Annual Statewide Pathways Conference

November 16, 2005 – 1:30-4:30pm
Penn Stater Conference Center
Penn State University, University Park Campus

Book-signing of the scorched earth with Dora to follow in front lobby of The Penn Stater Conference Center.

Empowering the Survivor’s Voice: Writing Programs as a Means of Healing Workshop:  Dora’s original, 3-hour workshop designed to assist outreach services individuals in developing writing workshops for survivors of domestic or sexual violence, offering:

– Key elements for implementation of writing programs
– Workshop management concerns
– Specific writing exercises that may be used to build a workshop
– Actual writing exercises to explore together
– Bibliography of writing, healing and self-empowerment resources

For more information about Dora’s Workshop, the Pathways Conference and to register, please see www.pccd.state.pa.us


DORA OFFERS HER ORIGINAL WORKSHOP:  CREATIVITY AND PERFORMANCE
For The State College Boal Barn Community Theatre Apprenticeship Program

July, 2005
The Boal Barn Playhouse
Boalsburg, PA

Dora offers her original Creativity and Performance Workshop to explore connections between creative process and performative approaches with 27 Boal Barn theatre apprentices.


DORA OFFERS SEVERAL ORIGINAL WORKSHOPS FOR WORDSTOCK 2005:  State College’s Annual Festival of Language, which Dora co-founded in 2000 with Elaine Meder-Wilgus of Webster’s Bookstore Café

Throughout downtown – please check schedule for dates, times, and locations

Dora teaches the The Artist’s Way 3-Hour Intensive
Based on Julia Cameron’s best-selling book The Artist’s Way
Webster’s Bookstore Café

Dora teaches her original writing workshop:  A String of Words
This 2 hour workshop will explore strategies for writing both Poetry and Prose.
Webster’s Bookstore Café

Both workshops were cancelled due to illness. My apologies. However, my latest project, an original photography and poetry show, Along The Path, is now up at Webster’s Bookstore Café.


The 11th Annual Performance Studies International Conference: Becoming Uncomfortable
The Neo-Spinsters perform their new original show:  Second Wind

March 30 – April 3, 2005
Brown University, Providence, RI

The Neo-Spinsters perform their original show, SECOND WIND
Featuring Dora E. McQuaid, Pat Payne, reina a. prado and Evie Shockely
Friday April 1, 8:00pm
Ashamu Studio, Lyman Hall, 77 Waterman Street
Brown University Campus

Round Table/Panel Discussion with members of The Neo-Spinsters, including Dora E. McQuaid, Pat Payne, reina a. prado, and Evie Shockly, exploring collaborative performance process in development of their original show Second Wind.
Saturday, April 2, 2005
Venue TBA


CAS 498A:  THEORY OF SOCIAL ACTION
A Special Topics Upper-Level Course developed and taught by Dora

For the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at
Penn State University, University Park Campus
Spring Semester 2005

Through small -group discussion and a workshop setting, Theory of Social Action will provide students with opportunities to learn theoretical, practical, and performative approaches to community-based dialogue, civic engagement, and to explore the intersections of private life, performing arts, and the public forum.

We will explore the arts address of address of issues of race, gender, identity politics, sexual orientation, disability, and the HIV crisis, and individual, community and global efforts to impact these social and political issues. Students will actively participate in the development and practical planning of WORDSTOCK: State College’s Annual Festival of Language, as it serves the public interest by strengthening private, diverse, and collaborative voices across campus and community forums.


2004


DORA OFFERS HER ORIGINAL WORKSHOP:
EMPOWERING THE SURVIVOR’S VOICE: WRITING AS A MEANS OF HEALING
For the 
Pennsylvania Commission On Crime and Delinquency’s Annual Statewide Pathways Conference

December 1-3, 2004
Penn State University, University Park Campus
Penn Stater Conference Center

Dora facilitates her original 90-minute workshop offering a wide-array of strategies for outreach service providers interested in developing, implementing and managing a writing workshop for victims and survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Book-signing of the scorched earth with Dora
to follow in front lobby of The Penn Stater Conference Center.

Please check the full Conference Schedule for time and location – www.pccd.state.pa.us


DORA OFFERS SEVERAL ORIGINAL WORKSHOPS FOR WORDSTOCK 2004:  State College’s Annual Festival of Language, which Dora co-founded in 2000 with Elaine Meder-Wilgus of Webster’s Bookstore Café

Throughout downtown State College – please check schedule for dates, times, and locations

Dora teaches the The Artist’s Way 3-Hour Intensive
Based on Julia Cameron’s best-selling book The Artist’s Way
Webster’s Bookstore Café

Dora teaches her original writing workshop:  A String of Words
This 2 hour workshop will explore strategies for writing both Poetry and Prose.
Webster’s Bookstore Café


DORA JOINS The 10th Anniversary Celebration of The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence Conference:
The Journey to End Violence Against Women: The History of Our Walk and the Path Ahead

May 17, 2004
Wilmington, DE
Please check the Conference Schedule schedule for times and locations.

Dora offers her original workshop:  A String of Words and Voices as a 75-minute workshop to explore through writing the creative voices that often get lost in the efforts to meet the demands of our lives. Designed specifically for outreach service providers.

Dora offers her original workshop: Empowering the Survivor: Writing as a Means of Healing as a 75-minute workshop offering strategies for outreach service providers interested in developing, implementing and managing a writing workshop for victims and survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Both programs developed for program-facilitators interested in implementing writing workshops for victims and survivors of violence.

Dora also joins Susan Kelly Dreiss, Director and Co-Founder of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, for the Opening Keynote Address of the Conference, The History of The Battered Woman’s Movement, in which Dora combines her original poetry with her speech following Susan’s Address.


CAS 498D:  PRIVATE LIVES, PUBLIC VOICES
A Special Topics Upper-Level Course developed and taught by Dora

For the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at
Penn State University, University Park Campus
Spring Semester 2004

Through small -group discussion and a workshop setting, Private Lives, Public Voices will provide students with opportunities to learn theoretical, practical, and performative approaches to community-based dialogue, civic engagement, and to explore the intersections of private life, performing arts, and the public forum.

We will explore the spoken word revolution, and the arts address of address of issues of race, gender, identity politics, sexual orientation, disability, and the HIV crisis, and community efforts to impact these social and political issues. Students will actively participate in the development and practical planning of WORDSTOCK: State College’s Annual Festival of Language, sponsored by and offered as part of the Central PA Festival of the Arts as it serves the public interest by strengthening private, diverse, and collaborative voices across campus and community forums.


2003


DORA OFFERS SEVERAL ORIGINAL WORKSHOPS FOR WORDSTOCK 2003:  State College’s Annual Festival of Language, which Dora co-founded in 2000 with Elaine Meder-Wilgus of Webster’s Bookstore Café

Throughout downtown – please check schedule for dates, times, and locations

Dora teaches her original Writing Workshop:  A String of Words
This 2 hour workshop will explore strategies for writing both Poetry and Prose.
Tuesday July 8, 2003
5:00 – 7:00pm
Webster’s Warehouse

Dora teaches her original Performance Workshop: A String of Voices
Wednesday July 9, 2003
4:00-6:00pm
Webster’s Warehouse

Dora teaches the The Artist’s Way 3-Hour Intensive
Based on Julia Cameron’s best-selling book The Artist’s Way
Time To Be Announced as the Weeklong POETRY SLAM Schedule evolves!
Webster’s Bookstore Café


CAS 497J:  PRIVATE LIVES, PUBLIC VOICES
A Special Topics Upper-Level Course developed and taught by Dora

For the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at
Penn State University, University Park Campus
Second Summer Session, 2003

Through small-group discussion and a workshop setting, Private Lives, Public Voices will provide students with opportunities to learn theoretical, practical, and performative approaches to community-based dialogue, civic engagement, and to explore the intersections of private life, performing arts, and the public forum. We will explore the spoken word revolution, and the arts address of address of issues of race, gender, identity politics, sexual orientation, disability, and the HIV crisis, and community efforts to impact these social and political issues.

This course will run during second summer session and will coincide with WORDSTOCK, an annual language festival sponsored by and offered as part of the Central PA Festival of the Arts. Students will actively participate in the development and practical management of WORDSTOCK as it serves the public interest by strengthening private, diverse, and collaborative voices across campus and community forums.


The Artist’s Way Creativity Program

Based on Julia Cameron’s best-selling books:
The Artist’s Way, The Artist’s Way at Work, The Vein of Gold, The Right To Write, and Supplies.

State College, PA, Program:
13 week program, January – May 2003, beginning on January 27, 2003
Webster’s Bookstore Café
120 S. Allen St, State College, PA

Contact Dora for details!


The 94th Annual Eastern Communication Association Conference

April 2003
Washington, DC
Please check the ECA Conference Schedule for time and location

Civic Engagement on Campus: Building a Center for the Public Good:  A Short Course developed and presented with Dr. Rosa Eberly, both representing the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State University, University Park Campus.

Dr. Rosa Eberly serves as the Director of The Center for Civic Engagement and Dora serves as Assistant Director of The Center for Civic Engagement.


2002


DORA OFFERS SEVERAL ORIGINAL WORKSHOPS FOR WORDSTOCK 2002:  State College’s Annual Festival of Language, which Dora co-founded in 2000 with Elaine Meder-Wilgus of Webster’s Bookstore Café

Throughout downtown – please check schedule for dates, times, and locations

Dora teaches her original Writing Workshop:  A String of Words
This 2 hour workshop will explore strategies for writing both Poetry and Prose.
The Creative Oasis on Beaver Avenue (below The Phyrst)

Dora teaches her original Performance Workshop: A String of Voices
The Creative Oasis on Beaver Avenue (below The Phyrst)

Dora teaches the The Artist’s Way 3-Hour Intensive
Based on Julia Cameron’s best-selling book The Artist’s Way
Time To Be Announced as the Weeklong POETRY SLAM Schedule evolves!
Webster’s Bookstore Café


DORA JOINS PENN STATE’S CONFERENCE ON WOMEN’S HEALTH AND WELLNESS
With her original workshop:  CLAIMING VOICE AFTER THE VIOLENCE

March 2002, Thomas Building
Penn State University, University Park Campus

Claiming Voice: Empowerment after the Violence. (2002). Dora’s original 2-hour workshop exploring writing and speaking as a means of healing and empowerment following experiences on personal violence and trauma.


2001


DORA OFFERS SEVERAL ORIGINAL WORKSHOPS FOR WORDSTOCK 2001:  State College’s Annual Festival of Language, which Dora co-founded in 2000 with Elaine Meder-Wilgus of Webster’s Bookstore Café

Throughout downtown – please check schedule for dates, times, and locations

Dora teaches her original Writing Workshop:  A String of Words
This 2 hour workshop will explore strategies for writing both Poetry and Prose.
The Creative Oasis on Beaver Avenue (below The Phyrst)

Dora teaches her original Performance Workshop: A String of Voices
The Creative Oasis on Beaver Avenue (below The Phyrst)

Dora teaches the The Artist’s Way 3-Hour Intensive
Based on Julia Cameron’s best-selling book The Artist’s Way
Time To Be Announced as the Weeklong POETRY SLAM Schedule evolves!
Webster’s Bookstore Café


The Artist’s Way Creativity Program

Based on Julia Cameron’s best-selling books:
The Artist’s Way, The Artist’s Way at Work, The Vein of Gold, The Right To Write, and Supplies.

State College, PA, Program Offerings:

  • 13 – Week Program, January – May 2001, Monday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm, Mondays
    Webster’s Bookstore Café
    120 S. Allen St, State College, PA
  • 6 – Week Intensive for Women Survivors of Violence – June – July 2001
    Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 pm at Dora’s house.
    Dora developed this 6 – Week Intensive Program specifically for women survivors of domestic and sexual violence by incorporating exercises, strategies and resources for survivors of violence.

Contact Dora for details about and registration for both programs!


2000


DORA OFFERS SEVERAL ORIGINAL WORKSHOPS FOR THE FIRST WORDSTOCK 2001:  State College’s Annual Festival of Language, which Dora co-founded in 2000 with Elaine Meder-Wilgus of Webster’s Bookstore Café

Throughout downtown – please check schedule for dates, times, and locations

Dora teaches her original Writing Workshop:  A String of Words
This 2 hour workshop will explore strategies for writing both Poetry and Prose.
The Creative Oasis on Beaver Avenue (below The Phyrst)

Dora teaches her original Performance Workshop: A String of Voices
The Creative Oasis on Beaver Avenue (below The Phyrst)

Dora teaches the The Artist’s Way 3-Hour Intensive
Based on Julia Cameron’s best-selling book The Artist’s Way
Time To Be Announced as the Weeklong POETRY SLAM Schedule evolves!
Webster’s Bookstore Café


The Artist’s Way Creativity Program

Based on Julia Cameron’s best-selling books:
The Artist’s Way, The Artist’s Way at Work, The Vein of Gold, The Right To Write, and Supplies.

State College, PA, Program Offerings:

  • 13 – Week Program, January – May 2000, Monday evenings from 6:30 – 9:00pm
    Webster’s Bookstore Café
    120 S. Allen St, State College, PA
  • 6 – Week Intensive for Women Survivors of Violence – June – July 2000
    Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30pm at Dora’s house.
    Dora developed this 6 – Week Intensive Program specifically for women survivors of domestic and sexual violence by incorporating exercises, strategies and resources for survivors of violence.

Contact Dora for details about and registration for both programs!

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