Mother Storytelling Workshop

An experiential workshop in which festival attendees are taught to tell the stories of their mothers. In this workshop, you will be introduced to Narativ's method for excavating, crafting and telling a story of your mother. Developed over the past 25 years and taught to thousands of individuals across the globe, this method is centered in the practices of listening, self-reflection and remembering. Through listening and telling mother stories, we can all learn to deepen our understanding and appreciation of mothers and motherhood, one story at a time. Workshop capacity is 116 people.


The Way of Haiku: Cultivating Awareness, Opening the Heart

Due to an unforeseen and unfortunate injury, Patricia will be unable to attend the festival in person, yet has generously offered to record an introduction to haiku and will be laying the groundwork for haiku awareness practice along with the 7 key principles to writing Haiku. Her recorded presentation will be shown at the workshop. In addition, we have the great honor and privilege to host Reed Bye who will be appearing on stage as a co-presenter. Reed has taught creative writing and poetics at Naropa University over the past twenty years and will lead participants through haiku exercises, including some discussion and feedback. We are delighted to have both talented writers joining the BAFF line-up.