Mentoring Programs, Memoir Writing Classes & Workshops 

 

So, you want to tell your story?  I have taught in creative arts for over 40+ years. For the last 20+ years, I have helped others write their stories in memoir classes, workshops, organizations, groups, and one-on-one sessions. All you have to do is show up with a journal or notebook and a fast-writing pen!

For those who want to offer their members an opportunity to write the memories that haunt us, I am available for book groups, writers’ conferences, performing art centers, library events, women’s and men’s associations, spirituality groups, religious organizations, and associations both on Zoom and in person. If there is a presentation you would like to discuss, contact me through my Contact Form.  Look forward to hearing from you.

 

Current and Past Events with Gilda Syverson

Date/Time Event

10/05/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CROSSING THE RIFT: North Carolina Poets on 9/11 & Its Aftermath

Main Street Books, Davidson, NC

08/15/2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Time To Write My Stories -- Workshop

Zoom Class, Cornelius NC

01/25/2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A Winter's Soul Writing Retreat by The Charlotte Spirituality Center Presents

The Farm at Mintwood Retreat House, Mint Hill NC

12/15/2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Season of Shadows and Light: Poetry's Dialogue with Psyche

Movement Dialogues Studio, Charlotte NC

10/03/2019 - 11/14/2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

MEMOIR IMMERSION

Charlotte Lit, Charlotte NC

12/02/2018
4:00 am - 6:00 am

How the Heart Longs:  Ecstatic Poetry and Music Charlotte

Movement Dialogues Studio, Charlotte NC

10/07/2018
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Inaugural Festa Italiana, Raleigh, NC

FESTA ITALIANA, Raleigh NC

05/24/2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Writers' Symposium - Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library

Charlotte Mecklenburg – Main Library, Charlotte NC

03/26/2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am

SPEAKING ON WRITING YOUR STORIES

Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, Charlotte NC

03/21/2018
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

WisdomBodyWednesdays/Soul Writing - A Memoir Workshop

Soul Writing, A Memoir Workshop at Well of Mercy, January, 2018, Hamptonville NC

02/19/2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Writers' Workshop: Crafting Your Story - The Next Step

Charlotte Mecklenburg – South County Regional Library, Charlotte NC

02/08/2018
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Immigration Then & Now

Main Street Books, Davidson NC

01/22/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Writers' Workshop: Writing Your Stories

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – South County, Charlotte NC

01/10/2018
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Olde Meck - Mecklenburg Genealogical Society

Aldersgate, Charlotte NC

11/15/2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Family Issues: When, Why, and How to Write about Family

Charlotte Lit, Charlotte NC

07/29/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Local Author's Showcase

Mooresville Public Library, Mooresville N.C.

05/06/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

MY MANUSCRIPT IS DONE: WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte NC

04/23/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A SHARED MEMOIR JOURNEY

Barnes & Noble, Birkdale Village, Huntersville NC

03/25/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Writers’ Workshop: Writing Your Stories, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Beatties Ford Regional Library, Charlotte North Carolina

02/25/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR, CHARLOTTE WRITERS' CLUB

Barnes & Noble, Morrison Place, Charlotte NC

02/24/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CHARLOTTE FRIENDS OF JUNG, ANNUAL POETRY READING

Movement Dialogue Studio, Charlotte NC

02/20/2017
6:00 am - 9:00 am

WILSON'S WORLD, WCCB News Rising TV Program

Barnes & Noble, Pineville NC

01/28/2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2016 New England Book Festival

Fleming’s Boston Restaurant, Boston MA

01/24/2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Showcase

Wm. R. Davie Park, Charlotte NC

01/09/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Writers' Workshop: Writing Your Stories

Charlotte Mecklenburg – South County Regional Library, Charlotte NC

11/12/2016
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2016 AMERICAN MUSIC GUILD AWARD CEREMONY

AG Convention Center, Monroe NC

11/03/2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

East City Bookshop, Washington, D.C., Reading & Signing

East City Bookshop, Washington DC

10/22/2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

VOICES OF MEMOIR, Telling Stories from Life

the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, Cornelius NC

10/08/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Indie Author Day, Iredell Public Library

Iredell County Library, Statesville North Carolina

10/05/2016
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

ITALIAN AUTHOR NIGHT, Triangle Sons of Italy, Gilda Morina Syverson

Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex NC

08/09/2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Writers' Workshop: Writing Your Stories, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Main Library, Charlotte NC

07/11/2016 - 07/15/2016
9:45 am - 1:15 pm

Summer Memoir Writing Camp

The Warehouse Performing Arts, Cornelius NC

06/11/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Graduation Commencement Address, Bishop Ludden Jr/Sr High School

Bishop Ludden Jr/Sr High School, Syracuse New York

06/02/2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Film: Penning Our Stories: A Transformation Journey

Auburn Public Theater, Auburn New York

05/25/2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Waterbean Poetry Night, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Final Cut

Waterbean Coffee, Huntersville North Carolina

04/16/2016
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

I AM Books, Reading & Signing in the North End of Boston

I AM Books, Boston Massachusetts

04/14/2016
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Mansfield (Massachusetts) Music and Art Society, Reading & Signing

Mansfield Music and Art Society, Mansfield Mass.

01/28/2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Showcase

Wm. R. Davie Park, Charlotte NC

01/26/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

New Horizon's Book Club - Private

Private Residence, Charlotte NC

12/07/2015
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Alliance Book Club - Private

Southminister Retirement Community, Charlotte NC

12/04/2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Street Books, Christmas In Davidson, CWC-N

Main Street Books, Davidson NC

11/15/2015
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Christopher Columbus Italian Club of Charlotte

St. Ann’s Church Activity Center, Charlotte NC

10/27/2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Daylily Club

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Cornelius Branch, Cornelius NC

10/22/2015
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Deana Irvin Author's Symposium

Cabbarus Country Club, Concord NC

10/14/2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Norwood Book Club - Private

Private, Norwood NC

10/08/2015
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

North County Regional, Writing Workshop

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – North County Regional, Huntersville North Carolina

10/07/2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Plaza Midwood Writing Workshop

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Plaza Midwood, Charlotte NC

10/05/2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Shepherd Center of Charlotte

Sharon Presbyterain Church, Charlotte NC

10/01/2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Morrison Regional Library, Writing Workshop

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Morrison Regional, Charlotte NC

09/24/2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Elizabeth Woods Reading Circle

The Pines at Davidson, Davidson NC

09/19/2015
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Charlotte Writers Club-North

Davidson Friends Meeting, Davidson NC

08/20/2015 - 08/26/2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dartmouth, Devon, England

Dartmouth Community Bookshop, Dartmouth

08/07/2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Skaneateles Artisans, First Friday Art & Authors - Meet & Greet

Skaneateles Artisans, Skaneateles New York

07/25/2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Author Showcase, Mooresville Public Library

Mooresville Public Library, Mooresville N.C.

07/14/2015
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cornelius Library Writing Workshop

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Cornelius Branch, Cornelius NC

07/13/2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

South County Regional Library Writing Workshop

Charlotte Mecklenburg – South County Regional Library, Charlotte NC

07/11/2015
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Main Library Writing Workshop

Charlotte Mecklenburg – Main Library, Charlotte NC

07/08/2015
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Soul Writing, A Memoir Workshop

WisdomBodyWednesdays/Soul Writing – A Memoir Workshop, Charlotte NC

06/25/2015
12:00 am

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Hickory Grove Library

Hickory Grove Library, Charlotte NC

06/17/2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Father Memories with Ann Campanella

Main Street Books, Davidson NC

05/30/2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Troutman Community Day

The Troutman Library, Troutman NC

05/17/2015
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Festa Italiana Charlotte, 10th Anniversary

Queens University, http://www.festaitalianacharlotte.org, Charlotte NC

05/07/2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Park Road Book Reading

Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center, Charlotte NC

05/06/2015
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

WisdomBodyWednesday-SoulWriting/A MemoirWorkshop

Soul Writing, A Memoir Workshop at Well of Mercy, January, 2018, Hamptonville NC

04/23/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VagabondGals

Vagabond Tour and Travel, Syracuse NY

04/19/2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Northern Book Reading - Signing

The Palace Theater, Syracuse NY

03/21/2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Intro. to Southern Italy at Nada's Italy

Nada’s Italy Travel Center, register at: http://www.nadasitaly.com/events.asp, Charlotte North Carolina

03/19/2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Delta Kappa Gamma Teaching Society

Private Engagement, Concord NC

03/18/2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sugar Creek Library Writing Workshop

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Sugar Creek, Charlotte North Carolina

03/14/2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Raleigh Review with Joseph Bathanti

Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh NC

03/13/2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Poets: VoicingWhatOthersOnlyDream

Movement Dialogues Studio, Charlotte NC

03/01/2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Book Launch Reading & Signing

QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE, Ketner Auditorium, Sykes Learning Center, Charlotte NC

02/24/2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Antiquity Book Club

Antiquity Book Club, Cornelius

02/19/2015 - 02/21/2015
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Ameila Island Book Festival

Atlantic Recreation Center, Fernandina Beach FL

01/29/2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Program Presenter Showcase

Hickory Grove Library, Charlotte NC