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.


  • May 27, 2022 - August 5, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The ‘Performing Preferred Lives’ Consultation Group will blend the narrative approach with applied theatre and contemporary performing arts: movement, embodiment, drawing, music and poetry. In the midst of the humanitarian crisis, performing arts can become a new tool to explore and nourish identities, celebrate communities, live chosen lives. Together, we will practice, reflect, and share our knowledges as professionals and creators (in and of) our own lives. Both Masha and Elena are currently trying to find ways for themselves and others to hold onto what’s dear and stay connected in the face of war in Ukraine. Please contact us if you would like to be on the waiting list.


  • uly 17, 2022 Collab Salon: Therapeutic Conversations That Explore How A Person Wishes To Die
    July 17, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In this Collab Sasha would like to discuss some of what she has been learning since The End of Life Choice Act came into effect in Aotearoa New Zealand. This law gives New Zealander’s living with a life ending illness the option of hastening their death should they be in the last six months of their life. Harbour hospice where she works provides palliative care that aims to alleviate suffering for people living with a life ending, life threatening illness, and their families. Sasha will facilitate a conversation about narrative practices that might be helpful when a person is contemplating how they want to die, and an exchange with others who may have had experience in this area of practice.


  • August 21, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

David Epston has invented many imaginative, and startlingly successful ways of disappearing problems for children and young people, which he has documented in stories from his practice in many publications. This Collab revives David Epston’s longstanding work with the problem of stealing, primarily with young people, which he developed in the last 70s/early 80s.


  • September 18, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

David Epston has invented many imaginative, and startlingly successful ways of disappearing problems for children and young people, which he has documented in stories from his practice in many publications. While the August 2022 Collab focuses on reviving David’s longstanding work with the problem of stealing, this complementary Collab will introduce an approach for those young people who have been stood down or have been threatened with expulsion from their high school.