Authors & Writers: Jen Jones Donatelli
Join Jen Jones Donatelli for a workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 24 as part of Lakeside’s Authors & Writing Series. This workshop, titled “Creating a Narrative Timeline of Your Life” and “Designing a More Creative Life,” will be held in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room.
Everyone has a story…what’s yours? Come excavate your life stories by putting pen to page and taking a deep dive into the experiences, people, and places that shaped you. Taught by author and creative facilitator Jen Jones Donatelli, this interactive workshop will teach participants how to develop a narrative life timeline (a concept first popularized by Artist’s Way creator Julia Cameron). Whether you’re working on a memoir, writing a personal essay, or just looking to chronicle memories that matter, you’ll learn how to utilize this helpful building block in writing the story of your life. Bring your journals, your life experiences, and an open mind and let’s put pen to page!
“Designing a More Creative Life”
Feeling uninspired or stagnant? Come join this interactive workshop designed to help you get back into your creative groove. Designing a more creative life doesn’t have to mean taking up violin lessons, watercolor painting by the lake, or journaling daily (although it certainly can!} It might look like spending time in nature, taking morning “”me time”, or finding activities that better align with your values and passions.
Taught by Artist’s Way facilitator and creative coach Jen Jones Donatelli, this session will cover some helpful tools from a variety of modalities-including The Artists Way and design thinking-to help infuse some color back into your world.
Jen Jones Donatelli is a Cleveland-based creative facilitator and Co-Active Coach. As the founder of Creative Groove, Donatelli offers courses and workshops in the areas of creativity, writing, and the Artist’s Way. Along with her work for Creative Groove, Donatelli has taught for schools and organizations including Chautauqua Institution, Media Bistro, Story Studio Chicago, Literary Cleveland, Loyola Marymount University, Cleveland State University, and Ohio University. When not leading programs and workshops, she works as a freelance journalist—having been published in an array of outlets including Glamour, REDBOOK, Business Insider, Robb Report, Natural Health, and many more. She is also the author of nearly 100 books for teens and tweens, having worked with publishers such as Capstone Press and Enslow Publishing for over a decade. Donatelli is a proud graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and mom to 7-year-old twins.