Heart Stories Workshops

Anyone can write a cherished keepsake during a Heart Stories Workshop. Using Ms. Parker’s frames and prompts, you will follow her tips and guidance, creating your own unique Heart Story. Depending on your goal, your gift can be completed in a single evening or during a workshop series.

  • No previous writing experience is necessary [but writers are also welcome].
  • All prompts, frames, and writing materials are provided.
  • Illustrations, photos, etc. are the responsibility of participants.
  • Participants will receive a presentation folio for their completed book.
  • Small home-based writing groups of 5-10 people can be accommodated.
  • Writers can be parents, relatives, children, friends, colleagues….anyone!
  • Gather a group of 5 or more friends, register together, and save 20%

Choose from over three dozen Heart-Stories Topic Choices.

*Note: Stories for children can be specially tailored to promote self-esteem, bonding, emotional control, skill-building, and more. Specialized Heart-Stories for foster. adoptive and special needs children are also available on request.

Upcoming Workshop details can be found on the “Where and When” page.

The next three public workshops currently scheduled are:

Aug 29 + Sept 19   Heart-Stories Workshop: Theme: “My First Day of School”

Two Mondays  7-9 pm        $40 for both nights     [20% discount if you register as a group of 5 or more]
Sunshine Room 280 Ocean House Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME [Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church]

–Each participant will complete a personalized Heart Story for a child they love, telling the story of the child’s first day of school.

Nov 14 +18 Heart-Stories Workshop: Theme: “Holiday Traditions”

Two Mondays  7-9 pm        $40 for both nights     [20% discount if you register as a group of 5 or more]
Sunshine Room 280 Ocean House Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME [Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church]

–Each participant will complete a personalized Heart Story for someone they care about by the end of the second evening. The focus of the story will be traditions that they share… particularly holiday traditions. This could include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, or any holiday for which the author’s family has traditions.

Feb 6 + 13  Heart-Stories Workshop: Theme: “Who Loves You?”

Two Mondays  7-9 pm        $40 for both nights     [20% discount if you register as a group of 5 or more]
Sunshine Room 280 Ocean House Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME [Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church]

–By the end of the second evening each participant will complete a personalized Heart Story for/about someone they love. The subject of the story can be an absent family member, a spouse, a child, or a friend.