Posts Tagged "Breathe 2016"

A Grace-Filled Breathing Space – My Breathe Conference 2016 Story by Pearl Allard

A Grace-Filled Breathing Space – My Breathe Conference 2016 Story by Pearl Allard

By on Dec 21, 2016 in Blog | 17 comments

“They’re all so nice here!” Christina said. That summarized it. The volunteers strategically placed along an outdoor path waved us onward as we walked to the dining hall. It was impossible to get lost. I didn’t expect the rush of emotion after I prayed for newly-made friends at our table: Alyssa, Cathryn, Maureen, Catie, Christina, Marianna, and me. Just hours...

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Breathe: One of Them by Karin Beery

Breathe: One of Them by Karin Beery

By on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog | 5 comments

This year I had the honor of attending the Breathe Conference as a presenter. That word still makes me smile – presenter. After eight years of attending conferences (including Breathe!), reading books, and working, working, working my tail off to improve my craft, someone looked at my class pitch and said, “Yes!” Wow. Me, faculty.  I can honestly say it was one of...

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My Breathe Story by Pete Ford

My Breathe Story by Pete Ford

By on Nov 21, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

We hadn’t hardly finished cleaning up Breathe 2015 before I asked the amazing planning committee if I could come back and volunteer again this year. As I saw any of them throughout the year, I asked if they still needed help. This year, I was looking forward to attending Breathe as a volunteer for my second year. This year the conference was as amazing as I hoped...

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A Birth Story by Maureen VandeBrake

A Birth Story by Maureen VandeBrake

By on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog | 5 comments

Right before the closing session, I stood at the lemonade cooler, dazed and confused.  On one hand, it was a truly celebratory weekend.  I met wonderful writers and made new friends.  I received great advice and insight. I felt greatly inspired by the speakers, especially when James Scott Bell urged us to fall passionately in love with our writing. On the other...

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Exhaling…After Breathe-ing In by Kathleen Conklin

Exhaling…After Breathe-ing In by Kathleen Conklin

By on Oct 24, 2016 in Blog | 6 comments

I have to confess: I almost didn’t go to the conference. Sure, I had been registered for months, but it would have been so easy to find a reason to stay home, firmly ensconced in the familiar. On the drive from metro Detroit Friday morning, self-doubt again reared its ugly head: What do you think you’re doing? You haven’t written anything original in two years....

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