Narrative Reverberations: Community Conversations Around the World and Across Narrative Generations

Full week: Friday-Friday, June 14-21, 2019
Program: Sunday- Thursday, June 16-20, 2019

This gathering brings together narrative therapy practitioners and teachers across generations and around the world to explore innovations and themes relevant to everyday practice and toward refreshing the spirit of our work.  We have approval for 17 Continuing Education Credit through Alliant International University (sign up on the Registration page). Throughout we will aim to make the most of our Vermont setting to create unique informal opportunities for learning combined with outdoor rejuvenation in a variety of lake-side contexts.

Rather than organizing a bigger workshop somewhere nearby, this year our program will take place in Thompson’s Point cottages on Lake Champlain. This will simplify our process and make the most of our time by lakeside. We ask for your patience and flexibility as we do the best we can with limited spaces.

Meeting Places

Barton’s Lookout Lodge, 2712 Thompson’s Point Road, Charlotte, Vermont

The Projector House: 171 Lanes Lane, Charlotte, Vermont

Our 5 1/2 day sessions and collective meals will meet in our two largest cottages: Barton’s Lookout Lodge (otherwise known as The Red House) and The Projector House. Happy Hour Conversations will be cohosted at these and other cottages. Unless you’ve made other arrangements, please plan to arrive at Barton’s Red House by 11 am Sunday June 16 for brunch and to receive further information.

Once you arrive at camp, we will give you more detailed directions and instructions.

Program Details

Registration and brunch begin at 11am on Sunday, June 16. Everyone should then make your way to The Projector House – by foot, bike or car to begin our afternoon session all together promptly at 12:30 (NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE). At afternoon break, everyone will be assigned into two groups.  One group will stay at the Projector House, while the other group will travel back to The Barton’s Red House. We will meet in these same smaller groups  for the remainder of the afternoon session and again on Monday morning for our Across- Generations Group Conversations. We will take another break by 4:30 so you can join the Collab Salon at 5pm  from your cottage or other preferred location. After we finish the Collab Salon, please join us for the cook-out with music at Bartons Red House.

Please review the following to get a sense of both content and the flow of the week. Then click on the link for more information. Everyone will also get a folder with printed materials once you arrive at camp.

Click Here for The Narrative Camp CE Program

Pre-dinner “Happy Hour” Conversations

Pre-dinner “Happy Hour Conversations” will be hosted by various cottages on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will post these locations and details at camp. We’ve scheduled the following three; other cottages are welcome to host emergent or ad hoc topics.

Click Here for Narrative Camp Happy Hour Conversations

Other Details

Meals: We will host a brunch (11am) and Cookout on Sunday (6:30), post-workshop lunches on Monday through Thursday (12:30),  and a Potluck supper on Wednesday evening (6:30). Otherwise cottages are on their own to plan, organize and/or share dinners.

Filming: Throughout our time together, we’ll create contexts for interviews and conversations about Narrative Practice, some of which will be recorded and edited for future videos on The Reauthoring Teaching Youtube Channel. Please be sure to sign our “Talent Release.” And welcome our videographers, Cindy Parrish and Kurt Broderson!

Music: Here is a welcome message from our resident musicians:

There will be two gatherings of music making: on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.

While this is a musical gathering, all forms of art and artists of all levels are welcome to participate. The events are intended to be informally organized and to allow for spontaneity and improvisation. It will be both a concert and an open mic.

If you’d like to play or sing with the “House Band,” or perform in any capacity, please contact us in advance or David Paré or Michael Castelli at the gathering.

Other Activities: Together, we’ll create opportunities for meditation, yoga, dance and…?. Afternoons offer free time for such activities as hiking, biking, napping, kayaking, hanging out on verandas gazing at the lake and/or trips into town.

Weather in June can range from hot to cool, sun to thunderstorms. Our location is beautiful yet rustic. Please bring clothes for a range of temperatures.