Licity Collins
Ventura, CA
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Licity Collins

Licity C.

Ventura, CA
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Tell your story. Discover your voice.
Creative Writing • Songwriting • Public Speaking

NPR's Here & Now described me as "Writing and singing full-frontal." I am a spoken-word artist, musician and public speaker. I specialize in Creative Nonfiction (diary, memoir, telling your story with vivid details). I love to capture memories. I love writing from real life. It is said that I captivate my audiences with my ability to tell a vivid, memorable, meaningful, and true story.

In our Creative Writing lessons, I teach you how to wander through the sensory details of your life and craft your life experience into a work of creative nonfiction that you, your loved ones, and if you choose, your audiences will treasure like a precious gift.

You will discover the power in your unique voice, the importance of the facts of your life, the glory in the details, and the thrill of seeing your life become art. We can work at your pace, word by word, or page by page.

Tell me your goals and we will craft a plan together to meet them. You can write to realize a dream goal, write to preserve a memory, write to leave a legacy, write to heal a wound. Write because writing your story is one of the most powerful experiences you can give yourself. I am excited to help you be raw. be honest, and be you!

About Licity C.

I love relating to all kinds of people. People love to tell me their stories and I love to hear them. I help you hear your story and then tell your own stories through song, writing, and speaking.

I believe that creativity is a path to healing and must involve a deep connection to our emotions. I am passionate about how creatively sharing our stories helps us make that connection. Working with me will be more than achieving a task, it will be deepening your relationship with yourself and with a force greater than yourself—that mysterious unknown force that reaches down and grabs us and calls us to make art. I know that force well and I am excited to help you get to know it too.

I am passionate about humanity, it is full of hope yet frustrating, right? This tension is where great stories and songs come from. We look to our creativity to resolve things—to make a painful experience into a beautiful one, to forgive ourselves or another person, to document a moment so we can let it go and move forward. You’re here because something has called you to reach inside and speak your truth.

OR maybe you just want to have some fun. I’m always up for that too! Writing, songwriting, and speaking are all so much fun, always, no matter how deep you go, we will laugh, smile, and delight in the magic that is the power of creating. I can’t wait to meet you and start this journey together!

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Skabone
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Do you want to learn how to put your feelings into words and sounds? To stand before an audience, undaunted, and share them with the world, warts and all? I know of no one who can show you the way better than Licity. And moreover, she will give you honest, helpful, heartfelt feedback that will most certainly guide you in the direction you were already headed, even if you didn't recognize it yourself. She is a wise and crafty wordsmith, with an amazing depth of feeling. Your time spent learning from her will push your creativity to a new level. I know this firsthand. 5 stars!

Posted Mar 22, 2020
Jeff
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Licity is a fantastic teacher. She knows her stuff, and she knows how to communicate and get the best out of her students. She's patient and flexible and very encouraging. I highly recommend her!

Posted Mar 21, 2020
Annin
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Licity is an amazing teacher and mentor as well as being a nationally-acclaimed writer, speaker and musician. I've learned so much from her!

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Rich
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Licity is everything you look for in a great teacher. She is a superb listener, has patience, is well organized, and truly cares about you. One only has to listen to her songs and see her videos to know she is a very talented songwriter.

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Tim
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In working with Licity, I've learned a lot about email marketing that deeply engages readers while surfing the Zeitgeist. She understands intuitively how to build a brand and she can help you connect with your audience whether you are an artist or a nonprofit. Now more than ever we need to know how to forge that human connection quickly and simply in our writing. Licity can help you do that.

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Rich
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Licity is everything you look for in a great teacher. She is a superb listener, has patience, is well organized and truly cares about you. One only has to listen to her songs and see her videos to know she is a very talented songwriter who has been praised locally and nationally.

Posted Mar 20, 2020

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Experience

Singer-songwriter
Oct 2012 - Present

Owner

I write and perform personal and intimate songs which are tender and courageous-- using a blend of folk narrative and rock and roll bravado. Live experiences that are described as "More than a show--giving listeners a sense of uplift." (Pasadena Weekly)

Touring Lecturer
May 2002 - Present

Various Speakers Agencies, Independent

I give lectures to audiences from 30-1000, ages 12-65, schools, colleges, and professional organizations, utilizing storytelling and creative tools (art, music, humor, songwriting) to explore personal growth and social change.

Storyteller
Feb 1990 - Present

I was born this way.

I have been a storyteller all my life. In recent years I crafted this into the flavor of writing that I am most passionate about: Diary-style creative nonfiction. Now I perform those works live from stage as well as issuing them monthly to my subscribers. The process of finding my writer's voice was a wonderful journey and I would love to help you find your own unique voice and style to tell your fantastic unique story. btw 1990 is not my birth year. :)

Workshop Leader and Facilitator
Jan 1990 - Present

Independent

I was trained at the Leadership Institute when I was a teemager and have been a passionate designer and facilitator of transformational workshops ever since.

Education

MFA (Masters of Fine Art) in Studio Art
Aug 2004 - May 2006

Portland State University

Bachelors of Art in American Civilization (History and Literature)
Sep 1990 - Jun 1994

Brown University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Apr 2014
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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