Events Calendar 2017-12-24T07:52:20+00:00

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 - January 1, 2019
    12:00 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.


  • July 1, 2016 - January 1, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Please ignore the date on this ticket. Once you sign up for this self-paced course, you have ongoing access to course materials.

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.


  • July 1, 2016 - January 1, 2019
    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.


  • January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019
    12:00 pm - 11:55 pm
    - 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.

Registration for this self-paced course is open and ongoing. If you register before September 25, 2016, you have the added opportunity to participate in six live webinars.


  • August 19, 2018
    5:00 pm - 6:10 pm

Chris Darmody ( Perth, Australia) will describe Camp Retreat – a de-patholgising 3 day program for 20 young people aged 14-17 who are engaged in a mental health service. It is run 4 times a year and it is narratively informed. Many of the participants coming into camp will come with a mental health diagnosis and the stigma associated with engaging with a mental health service and the associated feelings of identity failure. The intention of the program is to separate a person from the problem and engage in different activities without the problem being present. By having this experience it is hoped that participants can return to their lives with an understanding of how much influence the problem has over their lives, decisions about how much they want a problem to be there, and skills to reduce its influence on their lives.


  • September 30, 2018 - April 28, 2019
    5:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  • September 30, 2018 - March 28, 2019
    5:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This consultation group is for people who have taken- or are taking- Larry Zucker’s online course: Escaping Blame: Helping Couples Develop Account-ability. We hope that this group will provide you an exciting opportunity to develop your narrative practice with couples in a small, safe and supportive context. We will divide the time up evenly so that everyone gets their share of the group’s support.


  • October 29, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Are you meeting with people living with a serious illness, facing life-ending illness and/or loved ones grieving after someone has died?  What guides your approach to these conversations? Or are you interested in narrative practices and extending your skills? Through case stories, transcript and an audio recording, Sasha McAllum Pilkington will share a narrative approach to therapeutic conversations that focus on:  listening for virtue, companioning, making meaning and enhancing a person’s sense of agency. Please join us at Treleven Farm for a lively exchange of ideas about serving people as they approach the end of their lives, and their families/friends/communities who support them.