Trishala Kanakia has recently joined us as our Reauthoring Teaching assistant. She is a mental health counsellor trained in narrative ideas and practices from Kolkata, India. We asked Trishala to share what she sees through her fresh eyes as she learns more about Reauthoring Teaching.
“Warm greetings from your new Tour Guide. In times when I was hoping to learn something new, I got connected to Peggy. A few days of conversations made possible through WhatsApp and emails started our journey of working together. Peggy’s hope to create a narrative community for new and old practitioners to co-learn and hold space for narrative generations resonated with me immediately. I look forward to embarking on this new journey of learning and possibilities.
One of my hopes as I take on this new role is to make use of my fresh eyes and take you on a tour of the new developments on the Reauthoring Teaching website. I look forward to having you as a co-traveler in this tour. You could participate by bringing in your voice, thoughts, ideas and feedback in the comments section below.”
The Collab Salon is a monthly co-learning opportunity that invites narrative practitioners from around the world to share their work. Check out the 2021 schedule! Each Zoom meeting takes place 4:00 – 5:30 pm (NY Time), on the third Sunday of every month. Collab Salon members can then view these recorded sessions through the Library of Past Salons for further learning purposes and to earn CE credit. A new project, Featured Collab Salon Recordings, now makes it possible for non-members to search for and rent recorded Salons by over 40 presenters from around the world and across narrative generations.
What I learned from my mentor is a new and celebratory community project honoring learnings made possible from mentors across narrative generations. This project began at Narrative Camp 2019 and now invites participants from different communities and cultures to have conversations about how their mentors have influenced their personal and professional lives. The beauty of these heartfelt conversations is how each individual may hold different or possible common learnings from their mentor. A further commitment is to acknowledge and elevate the voices of mentors and mentees from marginalized communities and cultures.
The Collaborative Narrative Network Training Calendar hopes to provide a collective tool to make it easier to find narrative workshops, trainings and events from around the world under one big umbrella. Together with our partners, we envision a central place to find, coordinate and support high quality independent narrative trainings: 1) training events; 2) online courses; and 3) narrative training intensives, international diplomas, and apprenticeship programs. An initiative in progress, we need your help making the vision into a reality. Please explore the current draft and contact us with any suggestions how to make this tool most useful. Partners please remember to send us your upcoming trainings to add to our calendar!
Reauthoring Teaching has identified Eleven Hot Topics and One Burning Topic to guide this decade’s narrative trainings and resource materials. Each topic brings together a range of multi-media materials and selected additional resources curated by a small group and coordinator. Some of these offerings are available to the public; others require Collab members, Online Courses & Consultation Group registrants to login. At the bottom of each topic, we include opportunities to contribute materials of your own. Please check them out!
Trying times of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it a flurry of emotions, limitations, isolation, and hardship. These times have also made possible the coming together of a collective effort to farm hope. Re-authoring Confinement is an online community project that documents stories of inspirational moments from people’s lives in response to the worldwide pandemic. It is an emerging collaboratory of contributions from members through diverse forms of art, music, prose, nature, support fundraisers, children, family and community projects and a lot more. Together we can make a richer and more diverse collaboratory available for everyone.