UP AND COMING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2020, 2:30 to 5:30 pm CST
Especially for creatives and the self-employed, as well as those in transition (new parents, the newly retired), this two-part workshop is a major game-changer for anyone who struggles with procrastination, low energy, getting off track, meeting deadlines, getting bills paid on time, and transforming good ideas into reality.
Flexible, designed to make you cheerfully mega-productive, LBP will concretely, practically help you nail down your goals and what you’re doing to get there — both in whole-life terms and in the next 15 minutes.
- Two three-hour sessions on two consecutive days
- Fee is on a sliding scale, $45 to $95
- A generous, satisfying method of working with time, in time and on time.
- The best possible use of that weird interval between Christmas-and-New-Years, during which, in Covid times, lots of us might otherwise be climbing the walls.
Crescent says: “This is my own self-developed planning / “time management” approach and system. (I used the quote marks because I don’t think one “manages” time as much as one works with it respectfully and with wisdom). I have been consciously working on and with various methods of time-use and planning since my twenties, and this is the winning iteration, one that has worked for me for the past 15 years.
“Hey: I am almost 68, have 50 published books out, by most measures have led a productive life, and have been self-employed and in charge of my own hours my whole life. Left Brain Planning is applied strategic relentless incrementalism, and honey, it works.”
SEPTEMBER 15TH – NOVEMBER 10TH TUESDAYS WITH CRESCENT TwC Fall Edition
The 2020 Fall Edition of Tuesdays with Crescent starts Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 7:00 pm cst to 9:00 pm cst and runs through November 10th Participate in the flesh or online, via Zoom, from anywhere, in whatever manner is most convenient and comfy for you).
If you have a story to tell and want to tell it; if you are anxious, blocked, or uncertain about how to tell that story; if you are tired of the same-old-same-old and want to jiggle the molecules creatively or personally… Tuesdays with Crescent is the for you. Fun, light-hearted, surprising, it’s good for those who “want to write, but,” those who “used to journal, but, ” Artist Way drop-outs, recovering academics, storytellers transitioning from verbal to written forms, and experienced writers who want to shake up the stale and hot a major refresh — all are welcome. More information and registration here
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020, 6:30 PM CENTRAL: TUESDAYS WITH CRESCENT (take it online or in-the-flesh)
This winter-spring session of Tuesdays with Crescent starts Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 and runs through April 7 (exact dates: February 18th, 25th; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28). Participate in the flesh or online, via Zoom, from anywhere, in whatever manner is most convenient and comfy for you).
If you have a story to tell and want to tell it; if you are anxious, blocked, or uncertain about how to tell that story; if you are tired of the same-old-same-old and want to jiggle the molecules creatively or personally… Tuesdays with Crescent is the for you. Fun, light-hearted, surprising, it’s good for those who “want to write, but,” those who “used to journal, but, ” Artist Way drop-outs, recovering academics, storytellers transitioning from verbal to written forms, and experienced writers who want to shake up the stale and hot a major refresh — all are welcome.
Class is limited to twelve. Register here.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9th, 2:00 PM CENTRAL: SELF-LOVE 101, a Valentine’s Edition of “How Do You Love Your Days.” (online class): More information here. How do we love our days? How do we love other people? How do we find someone to love? Can we become more lovable — that is, able to love? It starts with getting on good terms with the one person who (for better and for worse) is with us until death do us part: ourself. Dismantle the voice telling us we’re too fat, too young, too old, too inexperienced, too overqualified, too audacious, too timid, too demanding, too passive… Let’s take off our “too-toos” and show some affection to the imperfect but gorgeous, smart, funny and lovable selves we are. In this class we’ll cultivate self-care, self-acceptance, self-respect, starting with access to a pre-teach video, yours immediately after purchase (watch as many times as you like), and continuing with a live video followed by q-and-a. Self-Love 101 is a rollicking, soul-soothing class and discussion… a valentine to send yourself.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2019, 2 PM CENTRAL, AND MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, : LIVE RADIO PERFORMANCE AT 6:30 PM AND 9:00 PM CENTRAL “HOW DO YOU LOVE YOUR DAYS?” AN ONLINE SOLSTICE CELEBRATION, CLASS & DISCUSSION, at… wherever you and your laptop may be!
HOW DO YOU LOVE YOUR DAYS?
How do we love even the difficult days? Even the ones that are partially filled with uncertainty, fear, too-much-to-do, doubt in self and/or humanity, and unknown, unknowable outcomes? How do we — and should we — love those days too? Crescent invites you to take a break around the time of the Solstice and the winter holidays. To explore together. To ask big questions. To find answers, both big and small ones. Join us.
WHAT: An online class with CD: a 35-minute videotape, followed by a live call and discussion with Crescent. All kinds of participation are welcome: listen quietly or engage vigorously.
WHEN: offered Three times, over a two-day period
- Sunday, December 22 at 2 pm centraL
- Monday,December 23 at 6:30 pm central
- Monday,December 23 at 9:00 pm central
HOW: Register here. Even if you consider yourself tech-illiterate, participation is easy. You’ll get complete directions as part of your confirmation.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019, 6 PM CENTRAL: LIVE RADIO PERFORMANCE AT “HOMEGROWN TALES, OZARK STORYTIME, at Brews, 2 Pine Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
On the first Wednesday of each month, story-hungry audiences gather in a local coffee-and-craft-beer pub to listen attentively as three readers offer original “home-grown tales”, most in and around or about the Ozark Mountains. The brainchild of artist Zeek Tayler and producer Sandra Spotts, this live storytelling show features true stories written and told by the Southerners who lived them, with a seasoning of music by a local singer-songwriter provide music. Recorded by K-fresh radio and airing at a later date, admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.
Crescent will join Zeek and Sandra on the December show, with an original non-Christmas holiday story she’s written just for this event.
How does a tale which begins in Brooklyn in the 1900s travel through Prohibition and end in the Ozark Mountains? Do chronic outsiders ever fit in? And what on earth is Marilyn Monroe doing in here? Come find out!
If you enjoy listening to shows like The Moth and if you still miss Tales from the South, join us.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15-16, 2019: TEACHING & INSPIRING CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING, Fayetteville, Arkansas: Fall Conference of the regional chapter of The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
Would-be children’s book writers, as well as those already active in the field, can attest to learning of craft, networking, and business understanding that are all part of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
Crescent will keynote at this year’s fall regional conference, held at the Mount Sequoyah Conference Center, and she’ll also lead a two-hour writing intensive. For a full schedule, click here: you’ll see that there are plenty of other fine writers (Monica Clark-Robinson, who won last year’s Coretta Scott King Award, and Darci Patterson) as well as agents, publishers, and illustrators.
Registration ranges from $130 to $150, depending on whether you are an SCBWI member or not. There is an additional $25 charge per each 2-hour intensive you choose to take.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019, FEARLESS WRITING™ EXPLORATION, 3:00 PM to 5 PM Central
WHAT: The Fearless Writing™ Exploration is a two-to-three hour introduction to the approach and techniques: just a taste of the exhilarating, anxiety-free FW experience.
IDEAL FOR: Those who want to sample the approach (and see if they relate to Crescent’s teaching style) at a low-cost fee, and with a minimum time commitment. It’s taught as a hybrid — some students attend live and in person and some online.
WHERE: Online, from wherever you are; in the flesh, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
HOW MUCH: Earlybird, (until December 6) $99.95. Regular: $149.95. To register for this Fearless Writing™ Exploration, click here.
Tuesdays with Crescent
WHAT: A 10-session Tuesday night writing class with Crescent
WHEN: Fall, 2019, starting Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
WHERE: Cyber-attend from anywhere, via Zoom; attend in the flesh in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
WHO: Anyone with a story to tell who is anxious, blocked, or uncertain about how to tell it.
“VIBE”: Fun. Light-hearted. Surprising. Good for those who “want to write, but…”
Class is limited to twelve.
WHAT: A 12-session Sunday afternoon writing class, for those already at work on a project
WHEN: Taught once annually, each fall. 2019 class is full. To be on waiting list for fall 2020 class, please email Sweetie Berry.
WHERE: Cyber-attend from anywhere, via Zoom; attend in the flesh in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
WHO: Writers who are at least 25 pages into a current novel, memoir, or play.
“VIBE”: Collegial. Focused. Tender and tough. If you want to bring your work to the next level, and are willing to put time, effort, and thought into it, this is for you.
Class is limited to six. Is it for you? Please write Crescent at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Want to be on waiting list for fall 2020 class? Please email Sweetie Berry.