About LifeLines 2020

About LifeLines 2020

About LifeLines 2020


"Doors of Perception"

Either you will go through this door

or you will not go through....

--Adrienne Rich

Doors are openings and closings, entrances and exits, thresholds, interiors and exteriors. Doors represent passages, gateways and protection. Doors provide change points in transitions. They can imprison or empower. 

This weekend, through the alchemy of women's circle and women's story, we will dive deeply into the metaphor of doors for 

our current beginnings, closures, thresholds, passages and visions. 

What heartfelt desire wants to open? What feels locked to you? 

What lies on the other side of an inviting passageway? 

What is ready for closure and release? 

The wisdom of doors awaits you.

This conference has been canceled due to the coronavirus.

Stay tuned for information on upcoming conferences.


About LifeLines 2020

About LifeLines 2020



3:00 pm: Check-in

5:30 pm: Dinner (Dutch treat)

7:00-8:30 pm: Opening session:

 Introductions, ground rules and agreements, get-acquainted mingle, 

and opening write to articulate vision, dream or desire 

8:30 pm: Cash bar


8:00 am: Complimentary breakfast

9:00-11:30 am: Morning session: The possibilities of an opened door. 

Will we go through or not go through? 

What is on the other side? Who will we be then? 

12:15-1:00 pm: Lunch (included)

1:00-2:00 pm: Free time

2:00-4:30 pm: Afternoon session: Identifying obstacles. 

What stops us? What is ready to be transcended? 

What is the passage through to the other side? What must be left behind? 

4:30-7:00 pm: Dinner (Dutch treat) & free time

7:00-9:00 pm: Evening session: Open mic 

Sharing circle from the day's writing processes. 


8:00 am: Complimentary breakfast

9:00-11:30 am: Morning session: Moving forward. 

What are next steps? What do you keep ,what do you cut away? 

What are your touchstones? Closing ritual. 

11:30 am: Check-out

About Kay Adams

About the Facility

About the Facility


Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC

Kay is a best-selling author, speaker, psychotherapist and visionary. Her first book, Journal to the Self, is a classic that has helped define the field of journal therapy. Kay is a beloved teacher whose innovative work has helped hundreds of thousands of people heal, change and grow.  Her presentation style is fluid, clinically grounded, dynamic, and engaging. 

A tireless advocate for the healing power of writing, Kay is a three-time recipient of the National Association for Poetry Therapy’s Distinguished Service Award. In 2015 she received the Morris Morrison Education Award for innovation and excellence in on-line teaching She was a finalist for the first Season for Nonviolence Peacemaker Award in Colorado for her work bringing journal therapy to populations as diverse as people with HIV/AIDS, breast cancer survivors, recovering addicts, and survivors of violent crime.

In 2008, Kay started the online Therapeutic Writing Institute (TWI), with a faculty of more than 25 experts and thought leaders. TWI is globally acknowledged to be the premier source of education and training in the standards-based theory and practice of therapeutic writing and is endorsed by the International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy, the standards-setting body in the field. In 2013 she debuted Journalverse, an online community for journal writers and facilitators worldwide. Journalverse morphed into Journalversity, a second online school for consumers of self-paced expressive writing courses, in 2018.

Since 2002 Kay has been adjunct faculty for the M.A. in Professional Writing degree program at University of Denver’s University College, teaching her signature course Writing & Healing. She has written 13 books on expressive writing, including the New York best-seller Journal to the Self and The Anxiety Management Journal, to be published September 2020. In an internet poll, Kathleen Adams was listed as one of the three most significant influences (along with Anais Nin and Anne Frank) on contemporary journal keeping.


Story Circle’s LifeLines is a women-only weekend that will open you to new possibilities for your writing and for yourself as a writer, whether you’re working in memoir, fiction, or poetry. Come join Kay Adams and the circle of women writers as we write together.

About the Facility

About the Facility

About the Facility


 The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Stapleton is a full-service all-suite hotel located ten miles from Denver International Airport and only minutes away from Northfield Shopping and Dining district with our complimentary shuttle service. 

Relax in your spacious two-room suite and enjoy complimentary high-speed internet access. Each suite contains two flat-screen HDTVs, refrigerator and microwave. Accessible suites are available. 

Enjoy a variety of complimentary amenities and services, beginning with free made-to-order breakfast. Wind down with savory cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at our Evening Reception. Dine at Northfield’s restaurant or order room service.

De-stress from the day in our 24-hour fitness room, swim some laps in the indoor pool, or just lounge around the whirlpool and sundeck. Park in our complimentary parking lot and enjoy our shuttle service that operates within five miles of the hotel. Stay connected in our 24-hour Business Center.