The workshop opens with a presentation about the history and mystery of an ancient cross cultural and non-denominational walking pattern called the labyrinth. Attendees will work on writing exercises and be given the opportunity to share their personal journeys and stories. Writers will have a lunch break and then meet up in Doylestown at the labyrinth at the Michener Museum for a presentation with the creators of the Doylestown-Michener Labyrinth. The workshop wraps up with the participants drawing insight and inspiration from their time walking the labyrinth.
About the Presenters:
Susan Wagner is a former therapist and a published author who has taught both professional and creative writing. She became interested in writing for wellness because of her own struggles with psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia. A graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University and an active member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Sue also serves on the planning committee for the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center and is an editor of its Writers’ Guild. Currently Sue is working on a chapbook of poetry and a detective series.
Connie Fenty, founder of Your Nature Connection Seminars and Your Labyrinth Connection is a Labyrinth Designer, Builder, and Workshop Facilitator. Using innovative methods, she presents experiential workshops on topics of Holistic Health, Connecting to Nature, Indigenous Cultures, and Spirituality. After her involvement with the Michener Labyrinth, Connie relocated to become a Doylestown resident. She is currently writing her memoir and being inspired by Linda Wisniewski’s Memoir Writing Class at the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center.
Joann Maroney, recently retired co-owner of Class-Harlan Real Estate Company, is still active as a real estate consultant. Prior to her real estate career, JoAnn was a high school English teacher and the Bucks County coordinator of a highly successful nationwide fitness program. She is a longtime Doylestown Borough resident and an active member the following community organizations: James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown Historic Society, Central Bucks Family YMCA, State Street Players, and League of Women Voters.