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Southern Oregon YWW: Learning from Dogs: Innate Wisdom from Man’s Best Friend with Paul Handover
April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Learning from Dogs: Innate Wisdom from Man’s Best Friend.
It’s almost that time again! Our April YWW meeting is coming up in just a few days, Saturday, 4/6/19, and we’re super excited to see you again! For this workshop, we’ll meet with our first non-fiction author, Paul Handover. With just the right blend of humor, story-telling, perception, compassion, and insight, Paul will share his unusual perspective and how he came to share what he’s learned through a lifetime of observation and interaction with dogs, a process that led to his writing of his book, Learning from Dogs: Innate Wisdom from Man’s Best Friend.
Learning from Dogs shows how and why now, more than ever, we humans need to learn from our dogs. At times the book relates personal stories through autobiography, diary, and blog entries. Other times it reinforces a point with speculative, and imaginative fictional narrative. Throughout the book, there is a foundation about the history of wolves, dogs, and humans, as the author injects factual research to assist us to more fully understand the importance of this unique relationship.
Readers who love dogs, or any animals, will connect with this book and become more fully aware of why our animal friends are valuable to learn from to help us heal the challenges of the 21st century. Occasionally launching into intellectual tangents that will provide intrigue and inspiration for the heart and soul, the book ultimately returns to the central thesis: “What we can (and should) learn from dogs.” Join us on Saturday to receive your FREE copy of this incredible book!
About Paul Handover
Paul Handover is a child of the post-war era in Great Britain having been born in London a few months before the end of WWII. After a rather shaky attempt at being educated, including 2 years studying for a Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Paul’s first job was as a commercial apprentice at the British Aircraft Corporation. He then joined the sales desk of British Visqueen, a polythene film and products manufacturer located in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, and part of ICI Plastics Division. In 1968, he travelled out to Sydney, Australia and became part of the sales team at ICIANZ’s Inorganic Chemicals Division.
Upon returning to the UK, Paul signed up with IBM UK, Office Products division, as a field salesman and spent 8 very happy years with them. But the lure of starting a business was too strong and he left IBM to start his own company, Dataview Ltd. Dataview became the 8th Commodore PC dealer in the UK and later the 8th IBM PC dealer. The company also became famous for producing and globally distributing a British-made word processing program: Wordcraft.
During this exciting period, Paul became much more aware of the importance of marketing strategy and the raft of competencies that deliver entrepreneurial success. After Dataview was sold, he used these experiences to act successfully as a sales and marketing consultant for small and large organizations. Paul has also been a visiting teacher at both an English and French business school and continues to provide coaching and mentoring to entrepreneurs both sides of the ‘pond’ He lives in Merlin, Oregon, USA, with his wife, Jean, also born a Londoner, where he attempts the life of a struggling writer!
Young Willamette Writers is open to all teens (age 13-18)! Membership in Young Willamette Writers is $20 per year and includes not only the monthly workshops with published authors but also:
Periodic raffle drawings at each workshop for free books from visiting authors (winners will receive a copy of the author’s current book AND a copy for their SCHOOL LIBRARY, too!), discussions and networking with writing industry professionals (like publishers and agents!), and the opportunity to attend the WW conference in Portland in August!
You can register at the workshop or online at http://willamettewriters.org/register/. Feel free to contact me with any questions, by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or at 541-621-3519. We hope to see you at our next Southern Oregon YWW meeting!