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Join us for the launch & first workshop of Pangaea, Vancouver’s new intergenerational Lifewriters’ group

Lifewriting exercise and storytelling circle led by M. Marcel

Self-awareness exercise (“Invisible Post-It note”) guided by Eva Manole

Limited seating. RSVP today!

Tickets ($10-12 or by donation)

Snacks, coffee, and refreshments provided.

This first gathering, of an ongoing series of Lifewriting workshops, will give everyone who wishes an opportunity to be part of crafting and building your new, intergenerational, inclusive and daring Lifewriters’ group focused on personal writing and community activism. Rooted in the core principles of empathy and storytelling as means of connecting, this series will offer a bridge out of isolation and a safe space to spark dialogue and understanding between generations and cultures.


Mind your gap. Do you know who you are?

This first part of the launch will feature guest speaker and leadership development coach, Eva Manole, who will walk us through the “invisible sticky note” we wear in the presence of others and the importance of cultivating self-awareness to help you find your authentic voice.


Express yourself. What’s your story?

The second part of the workshop will introduce the craft of creative Lifewriting to participants. A stimulating free-writing exercise will be followed by a Storytelling Circle facilitated by writer and journalist, M. Marcel. The Circle will give everyone who wishes an opportunity to share their story in a peer-supportive environment.


Bring your energy and ideas. Make new neighbourhood connections. Everyone is welcome.


Speaker bios

M. Marcel is a writer, personal historian & Lifewriting teacher who completed a Journalism Fellowship at the University of Toronto. His works are published in the Globe and Mail, CBC News, Corporate Knights Magazine and Maisonneuve Magazine. Inspired by the hidden potential he sees in each person, M. Marcel strives to help individuals and organizations discover their unique voice and tell their stories. M. Marcel earned a BA (UBC) and a MA (Carleton University), studying politics, ethics and inter-generational justice.

Eva Manole is a Leadership development specialist and certified executive coach with a graduate degree in business psychology and a passion for working in the people development space. Skilled in coaching, organizational effectiveness and employee engagement, Eva embraces human centered design as a guiding philosophy to help organizations and individuals reach their peak potential.