Systemic Mapping Skills for Writers with Anne Tannam
Date: June 18, 2022
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Level: Professional Development |
Cost: €80 (€72 Members)
This workshop will take place in-person at the Irish Writers Centre building.
A writing life is one of risk taking. Each time we take up the pen, we step into the unknown. As Brené Brown says: as a creative, every day you wake up, you walk into the dark. But we can navigate our way with the right maps and mindset, trusting our inner compass and the power of language to light up the path for us. Whether you’re looking to navigate your way to a more committed and fulfilling writing life or are struggling to move forward with a particular writing project, this interactive, experiential course is for you.
Over the course of this one-day course, participants will learn about the key principles of systemic mapping*
and will practice in groups and individually, the skill of mapping.
*Using the framework outlined in ‘Systemic Coaching & Constellations’ by John Whittington
Participants will come away from the course with foundational mapping skills to support them in navigating their writing life and/or a writing project.
Anne Tannam is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who helps writers to design and sustain flourishing writing practices. She regularly runs workshops and clinics online and across the country. For more on Anne’s coaching, visit www.creativecoaching.ie.
Anne has published three poetry collections, the latest ‘Twenty-six Letters of a New Alphabet’ was published with Salmon Poetry in July 2021. For more on Anne’s poetry, visit www.annetannampoetry.ie.
Thank you very much for running a course that was helpful, fascinating and thought-provoking. I greatly appreciated your instruction and assured facilitation throughout. I found the content instructive and interesting, while your questions challenged me to engage in meaningful reflection. You really knew when to challenge us with hard questions or provide supportive feedback.
I have emerged from the course with a much greater self-awareness about my writing and why I do it thanks to your perceptive questioning. Before the course, I wasn’t certain what I hoped to gain from it, I just knew I wasn’t making the most of my time with writing as I was in other areas. The course content and consequent reflection has really given me tools to better organise my writing time and pointed to areas where I need more motivation or support. I cannot overstate the self-awareness that has grown from the hard questions I might not otherwise have forced myself to answer.
Writer and English Teacher
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your ‘Sustaining a Flourishing Writing Practice’. There’s no course out there like it, and it hits all the spots one needs to get motivated if you’re stuck (as I was).
I haven’t written properly in years for loads of reasons, struggling to find the time and energy, but for the first time (ever) I feel confident I know the way to keep my writing practice going throughout any life circumstance. This is totally invaluable to me. Your guidance has helped immensely.
Writer and Administrator in Civil Service
Anne Tannam is a wonderful facilitator. I was lucky to attend Anne’s one day course at The Irish Writers Centre: The Happy Writer, in the autumn, and found it validating and inspiring.
I have adopted many good habits from that day and still go back to my course notes. As a writer and acclaimed poet herself, she is the ideal life coach for writers.
Writer & Author
Whether in her role as facilitator, creative coach, or event organizer, Anne provides a warm, relaxed and supportive environment putting everyone at ease so they can confidently produce their best work. She has excellent interpersonal skills and easily creates a positive and energetic dynamic within a group. Sensitive and responsive to difference, she brings a deep sense of community and inclusivity to all of her work.
Well prepared, punctual and organized, her workshops and events run without a hitch. Focused and goal driven, she ensures everyone achieves what they set out to accomplish, both as individuals and as a group. A natural and empathic storyteller, she has all the skills necessary to help others tell theirs.