Medicine Stories: 
A Day with Singer-Songwriter David Wilcox 
and Writer & Story Teacher Gareth Higgins
Milwaukie, near Portland, OR
Saturday February 18th, 10am-10pm (evening session optional)

Irish storyteller and teacher Gareth Higgins & beloved Americana singer-songwriter David Wilcox invite you to our Medicine Stories workshop, a day of community, creativity, and gentle transformation. It's for people who know they are called to be transformative storytellers - writers, musicians, filmmakers, therapists, clergy, community activists, and anyone who senses an inner responsibility to tell - and live - stories that shape the common good.

It's an opportunity to be provoked as well as to rest, to be inspired toward a more creative, courageous, and connected life. We'll be with a group of friends old and new, hearing music and story, exploring how the stories we tell shape our lives, reimagining the landscape of our souls - and hopefully experiencing a better story together!

Gareth & David are known as eloquent and humane guides to healing your own story, and transforming the complexity of our lives into a gift to ourselves and the world. New sounds, deep stories, laughter and rich conversation form the heart of this soulfully unique and transforming experience. This is a daylong experience that might just last for the rest of your life. Everyone is welcome.

Learn more about Gareth and David at and

10am-12.30pm: Morning Session

12.30pm-2pm: Lunch (snacks provided; if registering after within 12 hours of the workshop start please bring something to eat & share if possible as we are past the deadline for catering - thank you)

2pm-5pm: Afternoon Session

5-7.30pm: Dinner Break (dinner on your own)

7.30-10pm: Evening Session

Registration: For this intimate workshop the suggested cost is $200 per person (including lunch), but no one will be turned away for lack of funds - see below. During the workshop both David and Gareth will be maximally available to share skills and gifts with participants, with the intention that each of us depart with a meaningful shift in our stories and some tools to nurture and share better stories with everyone we meet, in all aspects of our lives. If you know that part of your calling is to tell - and live - a transformative story for the common good (whether or not you make your living as a storyteller) this workshop may well be for you.

Please Note: No-one will be turned away for lack of funds - please read below.
The suggested cost of this workshop is $200 per person, based on the experience planned for the day itself, and the benefit we believe it will bring to participants in the months to come.

We are committed to making this work accessible to participants regardless of financial means, so we ask only for a nonrefundable $50 deposit now. At the end of the workshop we will ask for a further contribution based on the resources you have available, the benefit you feel you have received, and a sense of mutual respect. This contribution can be made on the day, or paid in installments over time. After the workshop we will let you know if we have reached the goal for fully funding the workshop, and if not we will invite a further voluntary contribution. Your contribution will remain confidential at all times, and please be assured that there is no financial bar to attending this event. What matters most is an open heart and a desire to learn more about transformative storytelling.

You can also join David Wilcox on Friday February 17th (the evening before the workshop) for his concert at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland (tickets available now), and Gareth Higgins on Thursday February 16th for an evening of storytelling and conversation about his book How Not to be Afraid at Clackamas UCC, beginning at 7pm (free and open to the public).
Clackamas UCC
15303 SE Webster Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97267
Date & Time
February 18, 2023, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us on February 18
We look forward to hosting you!

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