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Awaken 2022

Be Inspired and Awakened to the Living Books Lifestyle

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Awaken 2022

Time & Location

Jul 29, 2022, 9:00 AM – Jul 30, 2022, 5:00 PM

Bible Baptist Church, 1915 Cass Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685, USA

About the Event


Friday-Saturday, July 29-30, 2022

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 

9am-2pm || Immersions

Registration opens at 8:30am / Lunch 11:30-12:30pm 

(you are free to explore local lunch options on your own, or bring a lunch to eat during the break.)

IMMERSION TOPICS - (choose one)

  • Natural Writer Immersion || Liz Cottrill
  • Into all the Nations: Geography ||  Emily Kiser
  • A Morning of Lessons || Nicole William
  • Teens Nature Immersion || Joy Vanderley
  • Living Books Lady Consultations (60 minute consult) || Michelle Miller Howard 

(please note - if registering for a Consult with Michelle Howard, please indicate at checkout if this is for living books recommendations/family vision planning consult OR a library consult, for those interested in starting/growing their own preservation libraries)

2-4pm || Children's Preservation Library Tour (VERY limited number of tickets available this year, as this is a private tour with Michelle Howard)


7:30a.m. || Registration and Light Breakfast

8:00-9:00a.m. || The Great Recognition with Emily Kiser

9:10-10:10a.m || Workshop A - (choose one)

  • Lesson Planning || Liz Cottrill
  • Map Making || Emily Kiser (TEENS)
  • Special Studies/Object Lessons || Nicole Williams (TEENS)
  • TruthQuest History & Living Books ||  Michelle Howard
  • Harnessing the Lifelong Benefits of Nature Immersion in your Homeschool || Ginny Yurich

Ten Reasons Why Your Novel Isn't Published (TEENS ONLY) || Karin Beery 

10:20-11:05a.m. || Workshop B - (choose one)

  • The Power of a Narrated Education ||  Liz Cottrill
  • Help Kids Fall in Love with Reading || Michelle Howard
  • Recitation: The Children's Art ||  Nicole Williams (TEENS)
  • Charlotte Mason Schools and Co-ops || Kelsi Rea
  • Finding Balance: Rest and Productivity || Joy Vanderley

Finding and Working with the Right Editor for Your Book (TEENS ONLY) ||  Karin Beery

11:15-12:05p.m. || Workshop C - (choose either a workshop, or two demos) TEENS- pick demos

  • Speading the Feast while Traveling || Beckie Simkins, Sarah Batie, Melissa Suppnick
  • The Younger Years || Camy Lalonde, Joy Vanderley, Lynnette Clark


                 Demo A - Nature Notebooking || Christina Webb                Demo B - Map Making (cont'd) || Emily Kiser

                                    Knitting || Ginny Yurich                                                                Knitting || Ginny Yurich

                                    Poetry || Andrea DiGregorio                                                       Shakespeare || Andrea DiGregorio

12:05-12:50p.m. ||  CATERED LUNCH - (allergy-friendly menu) & SHOPPING

12:50-1:30p.m. || The Power of Learning through Living with Ginny Yurich

1:40-2:25p.m. || Workshop D

  • Fear Not! High School is the HIGH Point! || Michelle Howard
  • Ourselves || Liz Cottrill (TEENS)
  • Untangling our Handicraft Knots || Emily Kiser (TEENS)
  • Charlotte Mason and Sunday School || Kelsi Rea
  • Health & Wellness of the Homeschool Mom || Camy LaLonde

Performance Art- song and dance (TEENS ONLY) || Jasmine Bower

Outdoor Skills: Knot Tying & 10 C's of Bushcraft (TEENS ONLY)  || Mark Przeslak

2:25-3:00p.m. ||  Final shopping & break

3:00-4:00p.m. || Q&A Panel

(Performance Art - song and dance (TEENS ONLY) (continued)

Sessions with an Editor (TEENS ONLY) || Karin Beery

Knives of Bushcraft, Sharpening & Uses || Mark Przeslak

4:00-5:00p.m. || Developing Eyes to See with Nicole Williams

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.





  • Michelle Howard Consult | 11:3


    11:30am - 12:20pm at The Children's Preservation Library




  • Michelle Howard Consult | 1230


    12:30-1:20pm at The Children's Preservation Library




  • Lodging - Room 3


    2nd Floor - King and 2 bunks. Sleeps 4. Across the hall from the bathroom. Purchase one space to share or all 4 to reserve for your exclusive use. Share with friends or make new friends!


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