Member Profile

Christine E. Cowley

Photo: Shane McLaughlin 2011

Christine Cowley is an author, collaborator, editor and/or micro-publisher of over 30 books. In 2005 she founded LifeGems Personal Histories to assist others in writing and production of personal, family and corporate histories.

Butchers, Bakers and Building the Lakers: Voices of Collingwood, authored by Christine and published by LifeGems Personal Histories in 2008, is an award-winning oral/pictorial history that weaves stories from many generations of Collingwood residents with narrative based on Christine’s research of Collingwood and Simcoe County history.

Christine’s latest release is a two-book set entitled The Gift: Sharing Your Life Lessons with the People You Love Most and The Gift Companion Workbook, which guides readers through 24 exercises to create a legacy statement.

Christine is currently writing a history of the Collingwood grain elevators and continuing her research into the Gowans Home for Missionaries’ Children.

Phone number:
705-444-0104

Publications

Test of Faith: Hope, Courage and the Prison Experience. Canadian Scholars Press, 2000
Butchers, Bakers & Building the Lakers: Voices of Collingwood. LifeGems Personal Histories, 2008
The Gift: Sharing Your Life Lessons with the People You Love Most. LifeGems Personal Histories, 2010
The Gift Companion Workbook. LifeGems Personal Histories, 2010

Awards

The Fred Landon Award Certificate of Merit - Ontario Historical Society for Butchers, Bakers & Building the Lakers: Voices of Collingwood, 2010
Independent Publishers Book Awards - IPPY Gold Medal - Best Regional Non-Fiction for Butchers, Bakers & Building the Lakers: Voices of Collingwood, 2009
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Author readings and/or mini-workshops on the following subjects:

Reading: 

Butchers, Bakers & Building the Lakers: Voices of Collingwood

Suggested mini-workshop or discussion: Recording, writing and preserving community and oral history; Writing and publishing your personal or family history.

Reading: 

The Gift: Sharing Your Life Lessons with the People You Love Most

Suggested mini-workshop or discussion: Creating, sharing and preserving your legacy statement.

Presentation Length:
TBD
Genre:
Community Oral History
Audience size:
10 - 250
Workshop Description:

1-day Workshop with author/editor and writing coach Christine Cowley

 Kick-start your legacy statement project and speed your progress. In this workshop you will:

· create a plan for your legacy statement

· learn how to mine the gems of your personal history

· experiment with easy writing techniques

· connect with others on this exciting journey

For info (705) 444-0104 or info@lifegemsbio.com

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Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$400.00
Two sessions:
$750.00
Three sessions:
$1000.00
Four sessions:
$1200.00
One session:
$300
Two sessions:
$650
Three sessions:
$850
Four sessions:
$1050
GST:
GST applicable