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Newport: Taking Flight: The Creative Process with Jan Boal
March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Taking Flight: The Creative Process
Jan Boal, author of Safari for the Soul, will discuss ways to overcome the obstacles that block creativity at the March 17 meeting of Willamette Writers’ Coast Chapter. The free workshop takes place at 2 p.m. at the Newport Public Library.
“Taking flight symbolizes risk, joy, freedom, the creative leap,” Boal says, “but does your fear hinder this creative launch? What is it that you want, that you are willing to take risks for? Do you listen to your own intuition?”
About Jan Boal
Jan Boal followed her own intuition when she set off on the worldwide journey on which her book is based. She embarked on a spiritual and environmental journey, studying endangered animals, including jaguars in the remote areas of Brazil, dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea around Greece, and black rhinos in the bush-covered plains of Kenya. She trekked through the impenetrable forest of Uganda to observe silverback gorillas. Heartbreaking and at times perilous expeditions enhanced her inner strength and intuition and led to her initiation as a Maasai Warrior.
“My writing is personal,” Boal says. “I tell my stories from my experience, from my heart and through the lens of not just my eyes but my spiritual self. I’m presently compiling ideas for another book. I love to hear others’ stories, their personal journeys, and then relate them to our lives and our country/globe as a whole.”
Jan Boal is a registered nurse who has specialized in psychiatry for the last 20 years. She is an inspirational speaker and the founder and facilitator of Lose the fear…Follow the Signs, which offers workshops on fear and its falsehoods and finding inner peace. Boal also facilitates Jubilations for the Journey, personal recognition celebrations for ceremonial tribute, rites of passage, life-changing events and supportive intervention.