Events
  

SPECIAL EVENT

A WRITING WORKSHOP
FOR
MANHATTAN AND TWIN-FORKS CHAPTER MEMBERS
 
Writing a 1-Page Tribute
To A Loved One You Lost

(A 2 Hour Workshop)

Tuesday, January 24th - 7PM on Zoom
 
How does it work?
This 2 hour class was created for bereaved family members and friends by Barbara Field who lost her younger sister and understands terrible grief. Barbara says "It includes guidance and brief ("dripped") writing exercises throughout the session. I'll prompt you and you'll write for a minute, then I'll prompt you again and you'll write for five minutes, etc. We'll spend some time on how to easily make the tribute more engaging. Before you know it, your tribute is done. Then, a few people can voluntarily read aloud and share their tributes!

What you get:
You'll walk away with your 1-page dedication to someone you lost! Just type it up.
Use it as a remembrance.
Send it to your family as a remembrance letter.
Wrap it in a box or frame it.
Create a video of you reading it!

How much does it cost?
We are asking for a $10 donation to attend this workshop class.

From Dan: I want to attend this workshop to get some guidance to beginning to write something in remembrance of my son Ben. I think a little push in a group with guidance can help me to get started on doing something I've found hard to do but wanted to do for a long time.

About Barbara Field:

Barbara says, "I personally lost my younger sister Risa so I'm not a stranger to grief. I wear a bracelet with her name on it every day of my life. I still grieve her loss, but I love thinking about her, talking about her and hearing stories about her. I try to find ways to remember her and honor her."

Barbara Field is an award-winning writer, ghostwriter, corporate marketer, instructor and keynote speaker. She worked on staff for CBS, Harcourt Brace,

UC San Diego, and Pace University. Barbara was regional manager of The Op Ed Project and a mentor for the Afghan Women's Writing Project.

She is a contributing writer for Verywell Mind and her journalistic work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Shape, The Independent and elsewhere. Her novel won a Writer’s Digest fiction award. Barbara graduated from Barnard Clege-Columbia University where she won awards for her writing. She founded Writing Life Stories (molemoir writing) to help non-writers who want to leave a legacy for their families.

Here's how to sign up for the workshop:
Make a donation of $10 on our chapter website using your credit card. Ten is enough but you are also welcome to use the opportunity to donate an additional amount to the chapter if you would like.

Click here to make your donation on our website to sign up to attend the workshop. In the comments box, please indicate you wish to attend the Writing Workshop.
 
 
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Worldwide Candle Lighting 
 
Sunday, December 10th, 2023
 
Worldwide Candle Lighting Event In Manhattan
 
Plan to sign in beginning at 6:00PM 
 
Our event for 2023 may be virtual on Zoom.  It will be best viewed on a computer screen.
Please submit photos (see below) for our remembrance slideshow for the event.
An invitation to register for the Manhattan Chapter Candle Lighting
will be sent to members in December prior to the event.
 
People are encouraged to begin signing in at 6:00PM.
Progam begins promptly at 6:40PM so that candles will be lit at 7PM.
Without prior arrangement, it is unlikely that anyone signing in after 6:40PM
will be able to gain entry to the event. 
 
 
Hopefully we will be back at the Affinia Shelbourne in 2023. 
The Affinia Shelbourne Hotel, 303 Lexington Avenue at 37th Street
 
The Compassionate Friends - Worldwide Candle Lighting
We remember... that their light will always shine.
* Remember - be sure to bring a framed photo of your loved one
to be displayed in the ballroom during the evening.
Important - take note!
There will be an ongoing slideshow of all our children...
To include your loved one in this beautiful memorial, please
email your photos by DECEMBER 7TH to:

photosmtcf@gmail.com

We suggest you send two photos - a young,"sunrise" photo and a "sunset" more recent photo.

Be sure to indicate your child's full name exactly as you wish it to appear!

(If you had photos in last year's slideshow, just request to use the same photos for 2023)

(If you do not have email, you may also bring your photos to our regular monthly meetings)

More about The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting

Each and every year, The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting© unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.

Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 26th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. TCF's WWCL started in the United States in 1997 as a small internet observance, but has since swelled in numbers as word has spread throughout the world of the remembrance. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten.

The Manhattan Chapter of The Compassionate Friends is proud to be part of this annual celebration.
***Note too, the Manhattan Chapter will be sponsoring the National Office from December 25-31st. Your child's photo will also be included with photos of our Children on the National website that week!
 
Anger in grief can be very debilitating for many of us. Join grief guru Dr. Bob Baugher, Dr. Gloria Horsley, Dr. Heidi Horsley and TCF Executive Director Alan Pedersen for a very informative webinar "New Years Resolutions - Dealing with Anger." The webinar is free and available now, sponsored by The Compassionate Friends and Open to Hope. Click the link below to watch. 

http://youtu.be/ScYgcLzJPAA

This webinar brought to you by The Compassionate Friends and the Open to Hope foundation.