Speaking & Workshops

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“What a marvelous session Pat conducted with my creative writing class! Within minutes of arriving in the room, she’d found out all the students’ names, and the dialogue was marked with questions coming from both sides: the students asked about her work, and she asked about theirs. She is blessed with the most important gift a teacher can have: she takes students and young writers seriously.  I highly recommend her as a speaker and visitor. She’s smart, thoughtful and kind. Thumbs up all around from the students as well!”

Chris Hood
Dalton High School


 

Pat has given readings and workshops at the following: The Miami Book Festival, The Virginia Festival of the Book, The Tallahassee Writers Conference, The San Miguel Writers Conference and Workshops, The Broward County Center for the Book, and The Sun Magazine Writers Conference. She has also spoken and delivered workshops for the McLeod Addictive Disease Center.

 

KEYNOTES

“Spiritual Tools for Conquering Addictions” (for addicts, families, and counselors)

“Keeping the High Watch: You are NOT Helpless” (for families of addicts)

“The Arts and Recovery” (for mental health professionals)

“Self-Care for Caregivers” (for caregivers of the elderly or disabled)

“Reading and Writing for Fun, Fulfillment, and Enjoyment” (for high school students or general audiences)

“Understanding Literature — An Author’s Perspective” (high school language arts students)

 

WORKSHOPS


“Pat MacEnulty was accessible and friendly, and she presented useful information. She went beyond the requirements of teaching her sessions and offered writers the opportunity to download even more tips on writing from her Web site. We heard nothing but positive comments after her sessions.” — Donna Meredith, President, Tallahassee Writers Association.


WRITING AND RECOVERY. Whether we are recovering from trauma or addictions, writing enables us to explore and embrace our experiences, transforming them into art. Through exercises and sharing of work, participants discover the healing power of writing in a nurturing setting.

Pat also offers a variety of specialized writing workshops. Contact Pat for more information.

  • THE CURIOUS WORKSHOP
  • THE JOY OF WRITING
  • FINDING FORM IN CHAOS
  • FROM FACT TO FICTION
  • THE THREE KEYS TO POWERFUL PERSONAL WRITING
  • THE POWER OF VOICE
  • FEARLESS WRITING
  • PRIVATE MATTERS, PUBLIC EXPRESSION
  • ENRICHING YOUR FICTION THROUGH IMAGERY AND SYMBOL

All workshop involve discussion, writing exercises and optional reading of one’s own work.

 

ONLINE TRAINING

A six week course in how to use writing as a transformational tool for therapists, drug counselors, high school teachers, veterans workers, trauma specialists, mental health professionals, and elder care workers. Class meets weekly online and is given on-line assignment. Currently, in development.