From Friday, June 7, 2024 to Saturday, June 8, 2024 June 7, 2024 June 8, 2024 The Lodge at Woodloch
Marci Alboher, Author
June 7th - 8th
Marci Alboher is an author/speaker/nonprofit leader with deep experience at the intersection of workplace and career issues, intergenerational relationships, and aging with purpose. Marci has had a varied working life that has sparked her interest in how careers unfold. Currently, she is a Vice President at CoGenerate, a nonprofit working to bridge the generational divide. Previously, Marci wrote the Shifting Careers column and blog for The New York Times, coached aspiring writers, and practiced law for nearly a decade. She has written two books that explore new models for working today, The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life, and One Person/Multiple Careers: The Original Guide to the Slash “/” Career. She has appeared in or been quoted by numerous media outlets including The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. She serves as a Senior Advisor to Girls Write Now, as a mentor editor for The OpEd Project, and as faculty at The Modern Elder Academy in Baja, Mexico. She lives in New York City with her husband Jay.
Friday, June 7th
(Re)Balancing Many Identities
We move through many identities over the course of a life. We shift with age, life stage, and relationship status. We are students, parents, caregivers/caretakers, as well as any other roles we inhabit through career, community, faith, and even hobbies we’re committed to. In this workshop, Marci Alboher, who popularized the idea of the “slash career” will spur you to think about your current “slashes” (e.g. mother/caregiver/entrepreneur) and guide you through exercises to help you prioritize and bring these aspects of life and work into harmony, rather than conflict with each other.
Saturday, June 8th
Writing…For Pleasure, For Processing, or For Publication
The practice of writing can serve us on many levels. We can make sense of our lives, preserve memories, heal from pain or trauma, and connect with others. We can write for ourselves -- through journaling. We can write for an audience of one - through correspondence. Or we can write for a wider public by publishing our words. In this workshop, we’ll explore various channels for unleashing our stories and respond to prompts designed to get us started. Whether you’re new to the writing habit, already have a regular practice, or want to return to writing, you will leave with ideas to build on. Marci Alboher is a former New York Times columnist and the author of two books and numerous personal essays. She has taught writing and coached other writers for nearly two decades.