Events

Eastside Writing Room- June 2021

We’re going hybrid! Zoom and In-Person. 

EVERY TUESDAY

We’re still meeting virtually every Tuesday at 11:30 to check in on ZOOM with writing intentions. Updates welcome via email  in the afternoon. Members and interested writers will get the Zoom invite.

TUESDAY JUNE 15 11:15 AM  

We’re adding one hybrid meeting again this month. The energy at our in-person meeting in May was like a fresh breeze around my dining room table. In-person at Ethel’s house scheduled for our fully-vaccinated members on TUESDAY JUNE 15 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

HOW IT WORKS

Two hours of quiet writing time. Wireless networking available. Hostess provides beverages. Feel free to bring a snack.  Here’s the hybrid part: We’ll begin around the table and with a Zoom room open at 11:30 AM-12:00 noon. Ten minutes of writing talk, stating intentions for the two-hour writing session, and then writing on your own project—longhand, computer etc. This group is not for instruction, sharing, or critiquing. It’s solely for writing.

In-person. Remember how good this feels? Commit and claim your two hours just for you and your writing.
Set your writing intention in a quiet, serene atmosphere. No interruptions. No cell phones. No fee. Our table will be ready or you can work in the living room, or on the patio.

Interested? Contact Ethel

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. She writes to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure joy of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Zoom gatherings, and anywhere there’s a mic. Now that she is FV (fully vaccinated) she is looking forward to expanding her world.

Eastside Writing Room- May 2021

THE EASTSIDE WRITING ROOM May 2021

We’re going hybrid! We’re still meeting virtually every Tuesday. NEW TIME: 11:30 to check in o ZOOM with writing intentions. Updates welcome in the afternoon. Members will get the Zoom invite.

AND… We have one hybrid meeting scheduled for our fully-vaccinated members on TUESDAY MAY 18 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

In-person at Ethel’s house. Two hours of quiet writing time. Wireless networking available. Hostess provides beverages. Feel free to bring a snack.  Here’s the hybrid part: We’ll begin around the table and with a Zoom room open at 11:30 AM-12:00 noon. Ten minutes of writing talk, stating intentions for the two-hour writing session, and then writing on your own project—longhand, computer etc. This group is not for instruction, sharing, or critiquing. It’s solely for writing.

Remember how good this feels? Commit and claim your two hours just for you and your writing.
Set your writing intention in a quiet, serene atmosphere. No interruptions. No cell phones. No fee. Our table will be ready or you can work in the living room, or on the patio.

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. She writes to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure joy of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Zoom gatherings, and anywhere there’s a mic. Now that she is FV (fully vaccinated) she is looking forward to expanding her world.

Eastside Writing Room- April 2021

laptop with writing and coffee mugThe Eastside Writing Room of professional writers, published, unpublished, and lovers of words has been meeting virtually for a year. And still writing, We meet each Tuesday via Zoom at 11:00 AM AZ time and check in to state our intentions for writing during our Tuesday time.

We’re looking at the possibility of becoming hybrid in May. One meeting a month in person, and all Tuesdays via Zoom. More info to come.

If you are writing – a book, journal, poetry, songs, screenplays, and would like the camaraderie of sharing your dreams and intentions, join us on Tuesdays. I send a Zoom invite each Sunday for the Tuesday meeting. It’s a great time to connect virtually with other like-minded folks who love the power of words.

Contact me here if you are interested. Geographical distance is no barrier in Zoom.

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. In retirement she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Zoom gatherings, and anywhere there’s a Zoom mic. 

Eastside Writing Room – March 2021

Just about a year ago we decided not to let the pandemic stop us. We jumped on the virtual bandwagon March 17, 2020 and continued sharing our writing support and ideas. 

Now it’s March 2021!  Spring approaches. New beginnings. Seeds of ideas germinating, bursting, growing. Let your writing ideas grow with us on Zoom.

We welcome adult writers (published, not published, just starting, resuming) of all genres to join us as we write. This group is not for instruction, sharing, or critiquing. It’s solely for stating intentions and… writing. 

Commit and claim your time each Tuesday just for you and your writing. 

TUESDAYS ZOOM  11:00 AM-11:40 AM (Mt. Time) I email the Zoom link on Sundays.

A bit of writing talk, stating intentions for the day’s writing, and then writing on your own. Email check-ins encouraged at the end of your session or sometime after 1:00 PM.

New to the group? Come when you can. Connecting while apart has had positive effects in mood, attitude, perspective and that spills over into our writing. Interested writers may contact Ethel. ethel.lee.miller@gmail.com 

THE LIFE STORY SUMMIT

FEB. 26-MARCH 4, 2021: LIFE STORY SUMMIT

What Is the Life Story Summit?

Seven days of inspiration,  motivation, wisdom, and how-tos to build your desire to tell your story to share with others, or to heal, or  to spread the word, or to know you can do it.

Plato said, “Those who tell stories, rule the world.” Telling my story began with the seed of an idea and a dream. With lots of support from writers, colleagues, and mentors, I did it. My first book Thinking of MIller Place was followed by another book, articles, writing, and speaking about my life stories.

My good friend, Stacy Brookman, a Resilience and Life Storytelling Expert, is on a mission to help people tell their life stories to build amazing resilience and understanding. That’s why she’s developed The Life Story Summit, which runs February 26th – March 4th, 2021. Click here  to see what it’s all about.

A Talk About Boundaries When You Tell/Write Your Story

I’m thrilled to be one of the speakers on Tuesday March 2. “Boundaries: Who Gets to Hear Your Story.” It’s important to know what, why, and how you will share your story to insure your personal and emotional safety, to go into sharing or any situation, interview, meeting with confidence, and to share in a way that inspires others.

It promises to be a full week of positive and practical ideas for writers, speakers and tellers. And anyone can be a storyteller. No one else can tell your story. Just you!!! Check it out here.

Smiling behind my mask

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. In retirement she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Zoom gatherings, and anywhere there’s a Zoom mic. 

Odyssey’s Anniversary Show-A Celebration of Culture

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021

Odyssey Storytelling Presents: Cultivation: A Celebration of Culture
Curated by Ana Montañez
Produced by Ana Montañez and Miles Schneiderman

Show at 7PM Available on YouTube
And on the Odyssey Storytelling Podcast

It’s Odyssey’s birthday again! Let’s celebrate with stories of all the beautiful cultures represented in our Odyssey family. We all come from very different backgrounds, races, ethnicities and experiences. These show up in our foods, our languages, the way we speak, what we wear and most of all how we treat each other. That’s the beauty of diversity! In the spirit of Odyssey’s mission to create community one story at a time – come listen, learn and appreciate difference.
*This will be first fee based event using our new Patreon account. More details to come!

COVID-19 can’t stop Odyssey Storytelling! Our live shows might be on hold, but we’re determined to keep providing you with your monthly dose of local Tucson storytelling!

Find our virtual shows on YouTube here.

To listen to our podcast click here.

Smiling behind my mask

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. In retirement she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Zoom gatherings, and anywhere there’s a Zoom mic. 

Odyssey Storytelling’s The Best of 2020

The Best of 2020.

Odyssey Storytelling compiled a bunch of stories from this pandemic year to provide an encore of entertainment. It’s on the Odyssey Storytelling YouTube Channel. I am honored that my story, “Quarantine,”  was one of the stories they chose. And my story is the opener!  Settle in for an all-true  story time!

 

Smiling behind my mask

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. In retirement she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Zoom gatherings, and anywhere there’s a Zoom mic. 

Eastside Writing Room- February 2021

TUESDAYS FEB. 2, 9, 16, 23. 11:00-11:45 AM MOUNTAIN TIME.

Join the virtual energy and share your writing intentions each Tuesday. We check in online  at 11:00 AM Mt. time. Adult writers of any genre welcome- published, beginners, seasoned, jaded, fiction, non-fiction. We’re sharing ideas and energetic support to… write.

The action of sitting at the computer, going to the Zoom room, and sharing with kindred souls often jumpstarts the writing engine, or adds fuel to the already simmering idea.

Contact Ethel to get the Zoom info.

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. In retirement she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Zoom gatherings, and anywhere there’s a Zoom mic. 

The Montclair Write Group NJ Readings

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17: The Montclair Write Group Readings and Open Mic

12-2:00 PM MT time; 2:00-4:00 EST

So excited to be going to Montclair NJ, my former writing stomping grounds, to be a featured reader. I have a longer version of “The Butterfly Effect” with a pretty cool update for a butterfly effect right here in my adopted hometown of Tucson AZ. Jeanne Margolskee emcees. Come from anywhere to see us via Zoom Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86296272345?pwd=RTBCNlNOWkJ0Q2I1YmpacGVQK25TQT09