The author, Cesare Pavese, said, "We do not remember days; we remember moments."  Tammy Coia will help you discover how to tap into moments in time, and seize upon a compelling incident or event to use as the theme of your short story.

It is accurate to say your being began with mom - she was your first relationship - she gave you life.  Writing about her with honest emotion is the best place to begin; doing so will breathe new life into your conscious actions.  When you stop to think about it, stories are all we have, and each of us has a particular story.  From woman comes life, from life...stories.

Trying to capture your mother with words is an opening to truth and understanding. Writing about her will bring you closer to discovering who you are. 

Join Tammy Coia as we spend the day reflecting on the unique relationship of the mother-daughter role and how it will continue to impact your life, even if your mother has passed on.

Writing our personal stories is an avenue to healing wounds, soul-searching, and connecting to something larger than one's self.  These stories have the power to move people and change awareness. There is much to discover by paying attention to what you find deep inside.  By doing this, you'll realize that you can, indeed, write this important story.


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About Tammy

Tammy Coia has been a speaker, author, teacher, curriculum and writing consultant for over two decades. Tammy's motivational and reflective seminars and classes have made her one of the elite teachers in the memoir writing field. She is the President and founder of TLC Writing Workshops, an international company providing programs and products that turn memories and words into meaningful memoirs.

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Community Contribution:

Participants will give back to the community by bringing an item from the Island Library "wish list". (Island Library is a branch of the Whatcom County Library System.) Community is a vital part of all REC Retreat events; each event benefits communities and organizations in unique ways.

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Lummi Island

is part of the San Juan Islands archipelago, located just south of the Canadian border. It's a stunning drive from: 

Bellingham 15 miles

Seattle 113 miles

Vancouver 43 miles 

Portland 221 miles

"Make it a weekend"... if you would like to extend your stay, you can select an overnight package ... choose to dine at the historic Beach Store Café for dinner on Saturday night, spend the night in the deluxe accommodations at REC Retreats, relax in the hot tub and by the cozy fire,  and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast on Sunday. Make your reservation now, as lodging is limited. (included: lodging, breakfast  excluded: dinner)

Daytime-only participants are warmly welcomed to join us for dinner at the historic Beach Store Café before catching the ferry home. 

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