writing and speaking

Upcoming Events:

Embodiment Classes: self-discovery via exposition
New Smyrna Beach (Thursdays 6-7:30 pm, Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6)
Oviedo (Sundays 1:30-3:30, Feb. 16, 23, March 1, 8)

Our bodies carry with them a collection of stories that reveal our unique selves. Whether it is a memory of a haircut gone wrong, a finger wearing a ring from a loved one, or breasts that survived cancer, our bodies encapsulate a lifetime of memories. By using one-word body prompts appropriate for the group, participants will be guided through the writing of 3-4 short stories to begin a forever memoir collection. Participants will also leave with one iPhone image for a chosen story.

Embodiment Classes are perfect for:

  • women who want to capture their story in a creative, short-story format with the guidance of a writing instructor and the support and energy that only a small group of women can provide.
  • a friend, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, teacher, any special female in your life whom you’d love to tell, “Thank you for being you!” A perfect holiday gift!
  • a group of lady friends/family who would like to go through the process of preserving their stories together––sharing, laughing, encouraging. Reserve an Embodiment Class for your group when and where it’s most convenient. Contact Debby directly for group reservations, debkerrhenry@gmail.com.

Below is a photography sampling of Debby’s Embodiment Project. To further enhance your memoir project, professional photography is available at an additional cost.

Embodiment Short-story Memoir Writing Class, New Smyrna Beach

Date: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Hub, 132 Canal Street
Cost: $60 for four classes or $18 per class

Embodiment New Smyrna Beach

Cost includes 6 hours of self-discovery through writing instruction and facilitated group discussions; weekly inspiration via email; a forever memoir collection with one iPhone image; and rental of The Hub, a creative and inspiring venue that will speak to your soul.

$18.00

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Walk-n-Talk Book Studies. Schedule one or plug into one. Minimum 10 participants. Fee: Momentous Living book ($10) and a dish to share.

Past Events:

New Smyrna Beach Storytelling.
Date: January 19, 6 p.m.
Location: Jane’s Art Center, 199 Downing St., New Smyrna Beach

Mary “Honeybee” Jacobs, founder of New Smyrna Beach Storytelling, introduces January’s theme:
“A New Beginning.”
Debby’s speech title: “Finding Peace in a Better ‘We.'”
Video coming soon.


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Momentous Living Exhibitions, showcasing two collections of short stories accompanied by black-and-white photography: “I am Momentous Living,” and “Embodiment, discovering self through the exposition of body parts.”

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm
presentation at 6:30

Winter Park, Florida
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, 9:30-11:30 am
presentation at 10:30

Thank you to all my sponsors who helped with printing and photography costs!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019. “Power of Perseverance,” Relaunch Power-Up, Chamber of Commerce, Winter Park, FL. Rated “extremely satisfied” by audience in the areas of: topic relevancy, speaker engagement and effectiveness, duration of speaker, and overall experience with the presentation. Anonymous participant feedback: “I enjoyed the speaker immensely.”