Commonplace Book Workshop
Workshop Date: Sunday, June 9th 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Leigh Owen
Workshop Description: Discover the pleasure of securing your favorite thoughts in one common place. With these easy-to-follow directions, you’ll easily hold those memories before they evaporate.
This hands-on workshop will guide you in putting your ideas, notes, and quotes to work for you as you organize, plan, and play with a commonplace book.
You are welcome to bring any kind of sturdy blank book and your favorite writing tools or purchase one at Noted prior to the workshop.
The commonplace book's claim to fame will be revealed as a personal way for you to capture and preserve striking expressions, cool facts, and memorable comments. You’ll also learn how to frame a quotation with simple flicks of your pen by adding a quick, yet charming laurel wreath around it.
When you are touched by quotations, Bible verses, favorite passages from books and plays, and have a idea, mind map, note, and meaningful list of things that you want to save to read again and again, the commonplace is where to secure all of them. You’ll delight in saving life’s key experiences using the valuable and accessible paper journal way. Plus our speaker will share her favorite notebook hacks. You'll come away with the beginnings of your commonplace book as well as a visual journal page with a collage you will create.
Refreshments will be provided. This workshop is for participants 18 years of age and older. Each participant will enjoy 15% off of any purchases made during the workshop. Please include your email during check out to receive updates regarding the workshop.
Workshops are non-transferable and non-refundable. Please direct any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Instructor: Leigh Owen loves books and paper. In fact, she still has her scrapbooks from when she was six. Leigh believes that books are the true treasures of our human history and she is passionate about helping to preserve these jewels.
Leigh thrives on making connections between the people and organizations she knows throughout her favorite city—Houston. She is a past president of the Federation of Houston Professional Women, Houston Focus on Concerns for Women HFCW.org, and the 501(c)(3) FHPW Educational Foundation. She served 20 years as a University of Houston Friends of Women’s Studies board member. Leigh is honored to be a member of the University of Houston Libraries Dean’s Cabinet supporting the Rare Books Collections. She is a former chair of the advisory board of Women in the Visual and Literary Arts.
Leigh has led creative workshops sponsored by Houston Woman Magazine. She is a member of the Houston Book Arts Guild, Houston Calligraphers Guild, and the Houston Visual Journalers Group. Leigh lives in the Houston Heights with her husband Tim Calk. She writes haiku and personal essay, goes birding with her husband, and creates art cards and mail art.