|MoonStain - May 2015|
|WaterSigns - July 2017|
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Talking to Crickets, Presentation/Workshop by Ronda Miller
Available on weekends for Senior Centers, churches, hospice centers, writing groups, libraries, and other interested parties. This presentation is directed to those, and/or their caregivers and loved ones—past or present, who have received a diagnosis of a terminal illness. The presentation will concentrate on how—just as we think we may have killed a cricket only to find later it is alive, well, and chirping—we, as humans, live until we die. Participants will discuss the importance of making legacies and passions known to family and friends, how we struggle with the ongoing loss of loved ones while preserving our own health, and be guided in the best methods of writing the legacies of lost loved ones and/or self . . . for each of us.
Miller asks that participants send poems or short prose writings prior to the presentation, should they wish.
Ronda Miller is a Life Coach who works with clients who have lost someone to homicide. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas, a Fellow of The Citizen Journalism Academy, World Company, a Certified Life Coach with IPEC (Institute of Professional Empowerment Coaching); a mother to two step sons, Sasha and Nick; a son, Scott; and a daughter, Apollonia. She created poetic forms loku and ukol. She was the co-chair, along with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, for the Transformative Language Arts Conference at Unity Village September, 2015. Miller was the poetry contest manager for Kansas Authors Club (2011-2014). District 2 President of Kansas Authors Club (2015 – 2017), and the club's Vice President (2016 – 2017). She is the club's current President (2018 - 2019). When Miller isn't coaching clients, volunteering time to Kansas Authors Club, or writing poetry, she is busy learning life skills from children with special needs. Miller’s three books of poetry include Going Home: Poems from My Life, MoonStain (Meadowlark-Books 2015) and WaterSigns (Meadowlark-Books 2017).