Welcome to Our Event Calendar!

Monthly Collab Salons, Online Course Webinars and  Workshops are now integrated into one calendar! Check below the calendar for some further information.

A Special Year: the 10th Anniversary of Michael White’s Passing

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of Michael White’s death. It’s a time for reflection, as we trace some of Michael’s contributions to our practices and thinking including his careful attention to language, artful question-asking and respectful stance. In 2018, instead of our annual Vermont June workshop and camp, Re-authoring Teaching is partnering with Narrative Initiatives San Diego (NISD) to offer a narrative gathering on Coronado Island, San Diego in March 2018. Building on the legacy of Michael White: A decade of Narrative Developments will will look back and spring forward as we come together to reimagine narrative therapy.

Narrative Gathering on Coronado Island, San Diego: March 28-30, 2018

building on the legacy of Michael White

A Collaborative Venture: Both NISD and Re-Authoring Teaching as non-profits share common missions.  Both missions include the commitment to protecting, sharing, and expanding Narrative ideas into the future. However, while NISD’s mission centers more around growing the local community in San Diego, Re-Authoring Teaching’s mission focuses on connecting the broader international community. Themes of Local and Global knowledges are shaping this Gathering.

We hope you will join us as we look back together on the rich history of Michael’s work as well as reflect on the ways we have carried on these past 10 years after the loss of Michael, keeping close to his work and proposing further developments. The Gathering is designed with multiple formats, creating opportunities for many to speak and reflect about their continued work. We imagine coming together as a local community in San Diego and an international  global community to consider Michael’s influence on the field and how narrative practices have been developed over the last decade to influence each of us and our respective communities in particular ways.  We’re not thinking of this Gathering as a “conference” per se, in the sense of having privileged voices of experts talking and others taking notes.  Rather, we offer a context for community learning, for centering and de-centering practices, for layers of multigenerational, diverse conversations that reflect on a variety of topics, personal, local and global.

Please consider joining us.

Jan Ewing – Founder, NISD & Peggy Sax – Founder, Re-Authoring Teaching

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Building on the Legacy of Michael White

Narrative Initiatives San Diego (NISD) and Re-Authoring Teaching (RT), invite you to join us for a Narrative Gathering
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Themes: The following themes will be points of conversation at the Gathering:

  • Reflections from David Epston on the history of Narrative Therapy and the legacy of Michael White
  • Watching a Michael White video with introduction from Tom Carlson
  • Developments within multi-cultural contexts including Spanish-speaking communities with comments from Marcela Polanco
  • New developments in the work of integrative health & embodied narratives with Jan Ewing and Ron Estes
  • Expressive and performative arts with Danielle Drake and Shoshana Simons
  • Race conversations with Travis Heath
  • Global Initiatives with Peggy Sax & international guests
  • Education and Training for the future
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  • July 1, 2016 - December 31, 2023
    6:40 pm

Please ignore any dates listed here. Registration for this self-paced course is open and ongoing. We will do our best to schedule webinars when requested by groups who sign up together.

  • Please ignore the date on this ticket. Once you sign up for this self-paced course, you have ongoing access to course materials.
    October 1, 2016 - December 31, 2022
    8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Registration for this self-paced course is open and ongoing. We will do our best to schedule webinars when requested by groups who sign up together.

  • Please ignore the date/time for this course. Once you sign up, you will have ongoing access to materials. The only dates are for the live webinars - you can also watch the recordings anytime.
    January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2022
    12:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Registration for this self-paced course is open and ongoing.

  • January 7, 2017 - December 31, 2023
    12:00 am - 2:00 am

Registration for this self-paced course is open and ongoing. Please ignore any dates. We will do our best to schedule webinars when requested by groups who sign up together.

  • 18 CE Credit - Collab Salon 2020
    January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
    5:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Participants can earn 18 CEs for attending and/or viewing The Collab Salon 2022 Series. We always meet at 4pm on the third Sunday of the month (New York time) for 1.5 hours.

  • October 5, 2022 - December 14, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This consultation group is for people who are familiar with narrative therapy practice and migration of identity in an experiential way and have a particular interest in unpacking ideas and practices that can accompany people/families/communities in times of movement (chosen and imposed), transition and liminality. While this can attend to large movements, it is also inclusive of small moments in daily life and moment-by-moment exchanges in conversations and relationships. Together we will explore our experiences accompanying people in these movements through sharing stories of practice and engaging in experiential exercises.

  • October 5, 2022 - December 14, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you wanting to step forward in your teaching, supervising and/or research contributions to Narrative Therapy? Do you have some dreams of how Narrative Therapy could continue to evolve and inspire? We are in search of experienced next-generation narrative practitioners eager to contribute to the preservation and evolution of narrative therapy, while infusing the foundational concepts and practices with your own particular voice, spirit, and cultural legacy. With the intention of witnessing and supporting the developing work of Narrative Therapy’s emerging leaders, Peggy Sax, Charley Lang, Larry Zucker and invited guests will guide this group, drawing from a narrative pedagogy built on the ethics of kindness, curiosity, and accountability that have inspired us throughout the years. Our hope is that participation in the group might become a rite of passage marking a fuller, more rewarding way of working, infused with a spirit of discovery, strengthening one’s own voice, and creative expression. We invite you to apply to become a member of this online 8-week group, limited to 8 participants.

  • October 16, 2022 Collab Salon: A Response to The Hegemony of Standard English
    October 16, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We are advocates for justice in language rights. Through our explorations of bilingualism we address the hegemony of standard English. We speak from the perspectives of our languages: Black Talk/Ebonics/Slang, Farsi, Fenglish, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Chilean Spanish, Colombian Spanglish, Spanglish, Colloquial Spanish, and standard English. We discuss efforts to respond to various linguistic landscapes from the vantage point of our lived experiences and practices in the United States. We explore ways to integrate languages through improvisation and creativity, beyond the lexical and grammatical rules of a language. We hope to describe our response to standard English to co-exist in the creative use of inter-lingual lives that seek to ensure that the juxtaposition of English therapeutic and daily-life landscapes is integrated into various settings. We discuss the contextual, relational, therapeutic, and training potential offered by bilingualism across various languages as well as the necessary transmutations in theory and practice.

  • October 30, 2022 - February 19, 2023
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm

This 8 week bi-weekly series is for people who are interested in exploring their relationship with narrative questions. It is not a “how to” ask “better” narrative questions, but an invitation to explore the types of questions we feel drawn to asking, and why? An invitation to explore our hopes in asking questions, and the ethics we are striving to uphold in asking the questions we ask. Beginning October 30, we will meet biweekly via Zoom  (except for once in the month of December) on Sundays from 11am -12:30pm NY time (October 30th, November 13th, 27th, December 11th, January 8th, 22nd, Feb 5th and 19th 2023).