Could you write your life story in three sentences? (Yes, three sentences…)

Three Things

During this half-day writing workshop, Three Things, Tammy Coia will help you discover three things you simply must write down:

1) Answer the question, “How did you get to where you are today?”

2) Identify the crucial incidents of your life.

3) Examine what truths are important to you.

This focused workshop will help you distill your values, experiences, and truths so they can be communicated in a very concise and deliberate manner. The most difficult part of writing can be deciding what to leave off the page, rather than what to put on it.

By the end of this workshop, tell your life story in an astonishingly complete manner using only three powerful sentences (yes, three sentences…)

Your ultimate writing goal may not be to write only three sentences. That is ok! These exercises will help you clarify your experiences and truths and can help you write a more complete memoir.

Tammy creates a safe and supportive environment in which members of the group trust one another, share* their writing and feel confident that it will be received with compassion. (*Sharing is always optional!)

Three Things Morning workshop 9 am - 12 pm

$95 includes lunch - register below

save $25 and register for both morning and afternoon sessions

The focused morning session will lead beautifully into the afternoon session, Legacy Letters. However, you do not need to take the Three Things workshop to benefit from the Legacy Letters workshop. Both sessions are complete when taken separately.

Legacy Letters

What is a Legacy Letter? A Legacy Letter is a document designed to pass values from one generation to the next.

“The generic purpose of the Legacy Letter is to pass on wisdom and love to future generations. Writing can include family history and cultural and spiritual values; blessings and expressions of love for, pride in, hopes and dreams for children and grandchildren; life-lessons and wisdom of life experience; and requests for forgiveness for regretted actions.” (Wikipedia)

During this extraordinary half-day Writer’s Workshop, you will start to write love letters to your friends and family. A handwritten Legacy Letter may be one of the most precious and lasting gifts you can bestow upon your loved ones.

Tammy Coia sensitively guides participants through the Legacy Letter writing process. Be inspired by others’ ideas and share* your writing in a safe and sacred space, surrounded by like-minded writers. (*Sharing is always optional.)

Legacy Letters workshop 1 pm - 4 pm

$95 includes lunch - register below

save $25 and register for both morning and afternoon sessions

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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.

During writing time, participants can spread out for privacy. Choose your ideal, quiet writing space - stretch out in the large window seat, set up a laptop at a desk or table, or recline in an overstuffed chair in front of the fire.

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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. 

TLC Writing: Three Lessons & Legacy Letters
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