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How to Write a Great Newsletter

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Do you need to write a newsletter, but are not sure where to start? Already writing one, but not getting the response you’d hoped for?

Get to know the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of great newsletter writing with Kylie Castor from the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival and The Triple Sifted Word Refinery.

In this FREE 2 hour workshop you’ll learn the key elements of a successful newsletter that will attract, engage and retain your readers, and have them eagerly awaiting your next edition. Best of all, you’ll learn how to create a stunning newsletter that won’t cost you a cent!

Saturday, 28th November 2015, 2-4pm, Coffs Coast Writers Centre, Toormina Community Centre, Toormina Road, Toormina NSW.

FREE admission. Priority for members of community groups, on a first come first serve basis. This is the first of three workshops. Strictly limited numbers. Book now – contact John Bennett: frogdownstairs@gmail.com

Just bring a pen and paper and a smile!

Write for Your Life

Write for your Life

 

Are you ready to take the leap into the wonderful world of journal writing and Write for Your Life?

If you’re new to journal writing, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. You’ve heard about how journal writing can help boost your creativity and enhance your sense of wellbeing. Or maybe you’ve heard the stories about journal writers having ‘aha’ moments around issues they’ve been stuck on for years, and then going on to live a life they’d only dreamed of.

Whatever the reason, you feel it’s the right time to sample a taste of the wonderful world of journal writing. But you’re not sure where to start. What would you write about? What if you weren’t a good writer at school? How can you use it to improve your life – and create even more interesting things to journal about? It’s time to Write for Your Life!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

~ How to write a journal the ‘right’ way
~ New uses and techniques for journal writing
~ How to journal for creative inspiration
~ How to journal for mental wellbeing
~ How to journal to develop your intuition
~ How to journal to explore ancestral patterns
~ How to journal to develop self-knowledge
~ How to journal for personal direction
~ And much more…

Maybe you know exactly what you want to write about, but you think that journal writing is going to be a challenge. In this half-day workshop, we’ll show you how simple it is to set up a regular journal writing practice, with easy and inspiring techniques used by countless journal writers. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of the joys and benefits of journal writing, and what you need to do to get your own journal writing practice underway. Many students start as soon as they get home from the workshop!

We can’t wait to help you take your first steps down the inspirational path of journal writing.

Write for Your Life: Journal Writing Workshop

Thursday, 16th June 2016

9.30am – 2.00pm
Frances Street Cafe
33 Frances Street
Coffs Harbour

$125

Bookings essential

Contact: Kylie Castor – 0468 494 046
Email: kylie@triplesifted.com

Finding Inner Peace with Meditation & Journal Writing

Meditation & Journaling August

 

Would you like to:

  • quieten your mind
  • have more clarity and focus
  • find a safe place where you can face your fears and release them

Regular meditation helps clear the mind of old thoughts and old emotions, and creates space for manifesting new thoughts and fresh ideas. Regular journal writing can have the same effect. When combined these two modalities can be extremely powerful.

Join Katie Gasson from Under a Pink Sky and Kylie Castor from The Triple Sifted Word Refinery for a beautiful morning of meditation and journaling. Katie will guide you through a relaxing, cleansing meditation in which you will release any old unhelpful energy. Kylie will then take you on an inner journey using the amazing modality of journal writing. Learn how to listen to your own inner guidance and allow your innate wisdom to express itself through pen and paper.

Finding Inner Peace with Meditation & Journal Writing

Saturday, 4th June 2016
9am – 12pm
Under A Pink Sky
25 Nash Street
Woolgoolga

* Special Introductory Price – $75 – includes morning tea *

Bookings essential

Contact: Kylie Castor – 0468 494 046
Email: kylie@triplesifted.com

Sydney Writers Festival Live & Local @ Coffs Harbour

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Hold onto your hats everybody, we’re going Live & Local at the Sydney Writers Festival!

After the success of its inaugural Live & Local program in 2015, Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to Coffs Harbour in 2016!

One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay direct to Coffs Harbour from 20-22 May. Prepare to be stimulated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as the Festival brings the world’s finest authors to Coffs Harbour in real time. As well as hearing new ideas from great thinkers, audiences have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.

Live & Local will be streamed live by the Sydney Writers’ Festival, delivered locally by the Jetty Memorial Theatre, and MC’d by The Triple Sifted Word Refinery’s very own Kylie Castor.

At the bargain price of only $5 a ticket or $30 for the festival pass (7 sessions), we know you’re going to have a wonderfully wordy weekend!

LIVE & LOCAL SESSIONS

Friday, 20 May, 10am – William Boyd and Julian Barnes: History and Fiction

Can fiction go where history fears to tread? Join William Boyd and Julian Barnes, for a rich and provocative conversation about the delicate intersection of history and fiction. Man Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes’ latest novel, The Noise of Time, explores the life of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his struggles with the brutal Stalinist regime. William Boyd’s Sweet Caress sweeps across twentieth century history in his fictional account of photographer Amory Clay. This is a rare chance to hear from two masters of their craft, in conversation with Amelia Lester.

Friday, 20 May, 11:30am – Jonathan Franzen: My Reading Life

Jonathan Franzen is not only a great writer, but a great reader, standing up for writers who have fallen out of favour and writing impassioned essay on authors such as David Foster Wallace and Alice Munro. In this session Tegan Bennett Daylight walks through Franzen’s life as a reader – from the seminal books of his childhood, past great writers like Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, Franz Kafka and Karl Kraus and finishes up with what he’s reading now.

Friday, 20 May, 1:30pm – Let Nature Be Your Teacher

When author Jeanette Winterson posted a photo of a dead rabbit she was about to put in her cooking pot, the Twittersphere erupted. In this age of pre-packaged everything, how do we keep our connection to the land? Winterson, who farms her own land in the Cotswolds, and is a partner in a small herd of rare breed sheep called the Lions of the Wold, joins Australian scientist and natural heritage advocate Tim Flannery and James Rebanks author of (The Shepherd’s Life) whose family can be traced back in the Lakes District for over 600 years, and expert advisor to UNESCO on sustainable tourism. Join these three land lovers for a discussion that roams freely across our complex and often contradictory relationship with nature.

Friday, 20 May, 3pm – Inside the New Yorker

Go behind the scenes at one of the world’s most influential publications with some of its most talented and prominent editors. Ann Goldstein began her career at The New Yorker in 1974 in the copy department, and eventually rose to editor, working with the likes of John Updike. Pulitzer-prize winning poet Paul Muldoon is the magazine’s poetry editor deciding exactly what 100 poems they will publish each year after having received thousands. Ann and Paul speak with Amelia Lester, the magazine’s former managing editor. Discover the highs and lows of working for the legendary masthead, from making decisions on controversial stories to working with some of the world’s greatest living writers.

Friday, 20 May, 4:30pm – Andrew Denton: Better off Dead

Modern medicine can do remarkable things to prolong our bodies, but is it giving us a better quality of life? Andrew Denton has come out of his three-year hiatus to push for a re-think on assisted dying laws with his podcast series Better Off Dead. He has interviewed all sides of the debate – the elderly and disabled, doctors, lawyers, ethicists, academics, people for and against – in countries around the world. Whatever your point of view, the conversation is certainly one worth having. He speaks with David Leser.

Saturday, 21 May, 10am – Why Women Should Rule the World

Fewer women run big companies than men named John, according to a 2015 report by Ernst & Young. Yet in a recent Washington blizzard, the Senate chamber discovered the only senators hardy enough to show up were the so-called ‘weaker’ sex. George Megalogenis hosts a panel including feminist icon Gloria Steinem, Indian writer and activist Ira Trivedi and Australian journalist Laura Tingle for a frank and fearless discussion about the advantages of making room for more women at the top.

Sunday, 22 May, 10am – Kerry O’Brien: Living with Keating

Towards the end of Keating, the former PM offers these words of wisdom: ‘We all get carried out in the end. The big question is, what sort of trail you can blaze.’ Love him or hate him, Paul Keating lights up whatever political stage he walks on. Veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien talks to Ellen Fanning about writing what may be the only biography of one of Australia’s most formidable leaders, a man whose vision transformed the economic and political landscape forever

Tickets are on sale now at The Jetty Memorial Theatre. Get in quick. At $5 per ticket, you don’t want to miss out!

Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice

Spritual Practice

 

Our good friends over at Under a Pink Sky have invited us to their meditation class this May, where Kylie is delighted to be speaking about Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice.

Journal writing a wonderful way to connect in with the deeper parts of yourself that you’re not usually aware of as you run around doing your daily life. It’s a useful tool for recording the thoughts, feelings, images and emotions you experienced in your meditations. It can also be a form of meditation in and of itself.

Your journal can be written, drawn, doodled, typed, recorded, painted or created in any form that speaks to you.

Join us for a beautiful meditation guided by Under a Pink Sky‘s Katie Gasson, followed by a talk and journal writing exercise with Kylie Castor.

Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice

Tuesday, 17th May 2016

10am – 12pm

25 Nash Street, Woolgoolga

$15

Bookings Essential

Making the Most Out of MailChimp

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So, you know how to write a great newsletter, but how will you get it out to your audience?

You’ve got the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of great newsletter writing down pat, now it’s time to spread the word!

In this FREE 2 hour workshop you’ll learn how to design and send your stunning newsletter with ease using MailChimp, an online newsletter tool. Best of all, you’ll learn how to get your message out there, without it costing you a cent!

Saturday, 9th April 2016, 2-4pm, Coffs Coast Writers Centre, Toormina Community Centre, Toormina Road, Toormina NSW.

FREE admission. Priority for members of community groups, on a first come first serve basis. Strictly limited numbers. Book now – contact John Bennett: frogdownstairs@gmail.com

Introduction to Journal Writing @ Newport

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Are you ready to take the leap into the wonderful world of journal writing?

If you’re new to journal writing, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. You’ve heard about how journal writing can help boost your creativity and enhance your sense of wellbeing. Or maybe you’ve heard the stories about journal writers having ‘aha’ moments around issues they’ve been stuck on for years, and then going on to live a life they’d only dreamed of.

Whatever the reason, you feel it’s the right time to sample a taste of the wonderful world of journal writing. But you’re not sure where to start. What would you write about? What if you weren’t a good writer at school? How can you use it to improve your life – and create even more interesting things to journal about?

Here’s what you’ll learn:

~ How to write a journal the ‘right’ way
~ New uses and techniques for journal writing
~ How to journal for creative inspiration
~ How to journal for mental wellbeing
~ How to journal to develop your intuition
~ How to journal to explore ancestral patterns
~ How to journal to develop self-knowledge
~ How to journal for personal direction
~ And much more…

Maybe you know exactly what you want to write about, but you think that journal writing is going to be a challenge. In this half-day workshop, we’ll show you how simple it is to set up a regular journal writing practice, with easy and inspiring techniques used by countless journal writers. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of the joys and benefits of journal writing, and what you need to do to get your own journal writing practice underway. Many students start as soon as they get home from the workshop!

We can’t wait to help you take your first steps down the inspirational path of journal writing.

Introduction to Journal Writing Workshop

Your choice of 2 dates:

Tuesday, 5th April 2016

OR

Thursday, 7th April 2016

10am – 2.30pm
Cocoa Bar
366 Barrenjoey Road
Newport

* Special Introductory Price – $150 *

Bookings essential

Contact: Kylie Castor – 0468 494 046
Email: kylie@triplesifted.com

How to Write a Great Newsletter

Newsletter 2

 

Do you need to write a newsletter, but are not sure where to start? Already writing one, but not getting the response you’d hoped for?

Get to know the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of great newsletter writing with Kylie Castor from The Triple Sifted Word Refinery.

In this FREE 2 hour workshop you’ll learn the key elements of a successful newsletter that will attract, engage and retain your readers, and have them eagerly awaiting your next edition. Best of all, you’ll learn how to create a stunning newsletter that won’t cost you a cent!

Saturday, 1th March 2016, 2-4pm, Coffs Coast Writers Centre, Toormina Community Centre, Toormina Road, Toormina NSW.

FREE admission. Priority for members of community groups, on a first come first serve basis. Strictly limited numbers. Book now – contact John Bennett: frogdownstairs@gmail.com

Introduction to Journal Writing @ Woolgoolga

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Are you ready to take the leap into the wonderful world of journal writing?

If you’re new to journal writing, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. You’ve heard about how journal writing can help boost your creativity and enhance your sense of wellbeing. Or maybe you’ve heard the stories about journal writers having ‘aha’ moments around issues they’ve been stuck on for years, and then going on to live a life they’d only dreamed of.

Whatever the reason, you feel it’s the right time to sample a taste of the wonderful world of journal writing. But you’re not sure where to start. What would you write about? What if you weren’t a good writer at school? How can you use it to improve your life – and create even more interesting things to journal about?

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to write a journal the ‘right’ way
  • New uses and techniques for journal writing
  • How to journal for creative inspiration
  • How to journal for mental wellbeing
  • How to journal to develop your intuition
  • How to journal to explore ancestral patterns
  • How to journal to develop self-knowledge
  • How to journal for personal direction
  • And much more…

Maybe you know exactly what you want to write about, but you think that journal writing is going to be a challenge. In this half-day workshop, we’ll show you how simple it is to set up a regular journal writing practice, with easy and inspiring techniques used by countless journal writers. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of the joys and benefits of journal writing, and what you need to do to get your own journal writing practice underway. Many students start as soon as they get home from the workshop!

We can’t wait to help you take your first steps down the inspirational path of journal writing.

Introduction to Journal Writing Workshop

Wednesday, 9th March 2016
10am – 2.30pm
Rustic Mezedes Bar & Restaurant
Shop 1, 16 Market Street
Woolgoolga

* Special Introductory Price – $125 *

Bookings essential

Contact: Kylie Castor – 0468 494 046
Email: kylie@triplesifted.com

Introduction to Journal Writing @ Valla Beach

Valla Introduction to Journal Writing

 

Are you ready to take the leap into the wonderful world of journal writing?

If you’re new to journal writing, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. You’ve heard about how journal writing can help boost your creativity and enhance your sense of wellbeing. Or maybe you’ve heard the stories about journal writers having ‘aha’ moments around issues they’ve been stuck on for years, and then going on to live a life they’d only dreamed of.

Whatever the reason, you feel it’s the right time to sample a taste of the wonderful world of journal writing. But you’re not sure where to start. What would you write about? What if you weren’t a good writer at school? How can you use it to improve your life – and create even more interesting things to journal about?

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to write a journal the ‘right’ way
  • New uses and techniques for journal writing
  • How to journal for creative inspiration
  • How to journal for mental wellbeing
  • How to journal to develop your intuition
  • How to journal to explore ancestral patterns
  • How to journal to develop self-knowledge
  • How to journal for personal direction
  • And much more

Maybe you know exactly what you want to write about, but you think that journal writing is going to be a challenge. In this half-day workshop, we’ll show you how simple it is to set up a regular journal writing practice, with easy and inspiring techniques used by countless journal writers. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of the joys and benefits of journal writing, and what you need to do to get your own journal writing practice underway. Many students start as soon as they get home from the workshop!

We can’t wait to help you take your first steps down the inspirational path of journal writing.

Introduction to Journal Writing Workshop

Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
10am – 2.30pm
Headland Cafe & General Store
35 Valla Beach Road
Valla Beach

* Special Introductory Price – $125 *

Bookings essential

Contact: Kylie Castor – 0468 494 046
Email: kylie@triplesifted.com

Introduction to Journal Writing

Introduction to Journal Writing

 

Are you ready to take the leap into the wonderful world of journal writing?

If you’re new to journal writing, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. You’ve heard about how journal writing can help boost your creativity and enhance your sense of wellbeing. Or maybe you’ve heard the stories about journal writers having ‘aha’ moments around issues they’ve been stuck on for years, and then going on to live a life they’d only dreamed of.

Whatever the reason, you feel it’s the right time to sample a taste of the wonderful world of journal writing. But you’re not sure where to start. What would you write about? What if you weren’t a good writer at school? How can you use it to improve your life – and create even more interesting things to journal about?

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to write a journal the ‘right’ way
  • New uses and techniques for journal writing
  • How to journal for creative inspiration
  • How to journal for mental wellbeing
  • How to journal to develop your intuition
  • How to journal to explore ancestral patterns
  • How to journal to develop self-knowledge
  • How to journal for personal direction
  • And much more

Maybe you know exactly what you want to write about, but you think that journal writing is going to be a challenge. In this half-day workshop, we’ll show you how simple it is to set up a regular journal writing practice, with easy and inspiring techniques used by countless journal writers. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of the joys and benefits of journal writing, and what you need to do to get your own journal writing practice underway. Many students start as soon as they get home from the workshop!

We can’t wait to help you take your first steps down the inspirational path of journal writing.

Introduction to Journal Writing Workshop

Wednesday, 3rd February 2016
9am – 1pm
Grumpy’s Ginger Beer Cafe
Cinema Walk Arcade, Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour

* Special Introductory Price – $125 *

Bookings essential

Contact: Kylie Castor – 0468 494 046
Email: kylie@triplesifted.com

The Artist’s Way: 13-week Discovery Program

The Artists Way

 

Are you ready to rediscover your long-lost creativity?

Perhaps you’ve been wondering where your creativity has gone. As a kid you loved to paint and draw and create fantastical tales. You loved colours, shapes and textures – and didn’t care about getting your hands dirty! Maybe you long to uncover your inner actor, pick up your old guitar, dust off an old manuscript, or simply live a more fulfilling life.

Whatever the reason, you feel it’s the right time to rediscover your long-lost creativity. But you’re not sure where to start. What if you’re too old? What if it takes too long to get it right? What if your creative bone is broken for good?

Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way has shown millions of people that we’re all creative beings, it’s never too late to rediscover your creativity, and that life is there to be created.

In our 13-week Artist’s Way program you’ll:

Move beyond your creative blocks
Confront your procrastination
Ease your self-doubt and quiet your inner critic
Uncover beliefs about lack of time and money
Discover the wonderful world of synchronicity
Learn to journal in your Morning Pages
Take yourself on Artist Dates
Create, create, create
And much more…

Maybe you know exactly what you want to create in your life, but you think that it will be too great a challenge. In this 13-week creative discovery program, we’ll guide you through The Artist’s Way, in a safe, nurturing, and inspiring environment. You’ll leave the program with a renewed sense of your own creativity, with practical tools to create the life you’ve only dreamed of!

You’re going to love every step you take along The Artist’s Way as you rediscover your birthright – creativity.

* Special Price: $390 *

* Includes FREE copy of Julia Cameron’s best-selling book, The Artist’s Way for first 10 participants to book and pay in full.

The Artist’s Way
13-week Creative Discovery Program

Saturdays, 2pm – 4pm from 13th August 2016
Mangrove Jack’s
The Promenade
321 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour

* Bookings Essential *

Contact: Kylie Castor – 0468 494 046
Email: kylie@triplesifted.com