Welcome to Collective Self

I’m Lori Kane, Whidbey Island-based poet, essayist, author, and coworking and workshop space host. We’re working on our 2018 workshop series now. Check back soon for workshop descriptions, dates, and times.

Our newest books are now orderable from your local bookstore, at farmers markets on Whidbey Island, and also available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes&Noble. The Grace of Dragons: Receiving the Gifts of Dementia Care Partnering was created as respite for too-busy caregivers and anyone else befriending grief on a daily basis. Year 2 Poet is our second in a series about the experience of reclaiming your artist self. Reimagination Station: Creating a Game-Changing In-Home Coworking Space tells the story of how we turned our home into a free community coworking space and changed our lives in the process. Recommended for people reimagining empty or under-valued spaces, homes, and neighborhoods into thriving community spaces. Our next book: Unshaken Wonder: Becoming Playful Elders Together will be available in April 2018.

I hope that you’re surrounded by people who remind you to wonder, breathe, notice beauty, create, and rest.

Recent Writings