■ The Weam Namou Show – Namou hosts a weekly half-hour show which airs Monday @ 8:30 pm and a repeat Wednesdays @ 7pm on CMNtv where she interviews talented, extraordinary, and inspirational people. The show reaches 11 cities in southeastern Oakland County (Channel 18 on WOW! and Comcast). It’s also available to view online http://www.cmntv.org/
■ Transforming Your Life Story March 14, 21, 28 – Royal Oak Library 7 – 8:30 pm *3-part workshop: Weaving ancient teachings of consciousness learned from her Babylonian heritage and in shamanic training, Weam Namou uses writing techniques to help you identify the story that’s leading your life, to release that story, and to write a new story.
■ Shamanic Journaling at The Theosophical Society in Berkeley, Michigan – last Saturday of every month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm March 31 April 28 May 26 June 30
In this four-part workshop series, participants will have the opportunity to go around the Sacred Wheel and identify, through writing and storytelling, the aspects of themselves that represent the South (Physical), the West (Emotional), the North (Spiritual) and the East (Mental). The purpose of the wheel and the four directions is to help us attain inner and outer balance and to remain centered throughout our lives. It’s a process that never ends, so the more time one spends on it, the more this teaching becomes a regular and natural practice that you do even while washing your car or the dishes. https://www.facebook.com/events/2081766778515146/
For participants to better understand the practicality of these ancient teachings, and how they can be applied in a 21st Century lifestyle, they are required to have a copy of the book Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World: My Life-Changing Journey Through a Shamanic School (Book 1). The book may be purchased on the first day of class or ordered beforehand from Amazon ($15) (ISBN: 978-0977679041)
■ Michigan Writing Workshop – Namou will critiq writing samples for the 2018 Michigan Writing Workshop, a one-day conference, on April 14, 2018 http://michiganwritingworkshop.com/
■ The Two Female Energies May 4, 2018 – The Theosophical Society of Detroit in Berkeley, Michigan 7-9pm
Description: The indigenous shaman women taught that there are two different mother energies that exist on earth, one called the Rainbow Mother and the other Great Nurturing Mother. Each of these two mother energies, which can be applied to men as well, has her opposite face. The dark side of Rainbow Mother is Crazy Woman and the dark side of a Nurturing Mother is Death Mother. Once a person understands what is their core mother energy, they are able to know why they behave the way they do and how they can heal and strengthen certain aspects of themselves. This also helps them understand why others behave the way they do which in turn can improve their relationships with members of their families.
■ Speaking at the Center of Enlightenment – September 24, 2018 Healing Service 10am Worship Service 10:30 am http://www.coechurch.com/
■ Spiritual and Writing Summit – October 5-7, 2018 at Colombiere Retreat and Conference Center in Clarkston, Michigan http://www.ThePathofConsciousness.com
Description: The spiritual and writing retreat will allow you to enhance your personal and business life with the help of various ancient, sacred and creative teachings, including writing and storytelling. It’s close enough to drive to and far enough to find peace, spiritual growth, and writing time at an affordable price.
■ November 10, 2018 – Detroit Working Writers Conference at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy.
■ INTERACTIVE BOOK CLUB – MeetUp.com
* Read Namou’s book – Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World
* Journal how the ancient lessons in the book apply to your life
* Put these concepts into practice
■ February 4th, 2018 – Speaking at the Center of Enlightenment on Sunday http://www.coechurch.com/
■ December 8, 2017 from 7 – 9 pm – The Theosophical Society in Detroit http://www.tsdetroit.org/
■ October 28, 2017 Book Signing 2-5 pm – The Bethlehem Lutheran Church is at 37000 Union Lake Road Harrison Twp., MI. 48045
■ October 21, 2017 Rochester Writers Conference http://www.rochesterwriters.com/
■September 16, 2017 – Keynote speaker for Detroit Working Writers Conference http://www.detworkingwriters.org/
■ September 16, 2017 – leading a workshop on successful publishing at Detroit Working Writers Conference http://www.detworkingwriters.org/
■ September 10 – Kerrytown Bookfest from 12 – 1:30 pm https://www.kerrytownbookfest.org/
■ July 29 – Book signing with 25 Michigan authors near the Sterling Fest Craft Fair, in front of the Sterling Heights Library 10 am – 4pm
■Thursday, July 9th, 2017 – “Dinner with the Nomads” where immigrants are invited to read in their Native Tongue and in English – special guest Lydia Davis, awarded the Man Booker International Prize in 2013
6:30 to 9:30 @ Aladdin Sweets & Cafe’
■Sunday, July 16th, 2017 – Detroit Working Writers will be at the Detroit Book Fest from 10 am – 4pm http://detroitbookfest.com/
■ July 19 – leading “Transforming Your Narrative” Workshop at Sterling Heights Library 6:30 – 8:30 pm
■ June 4th – Speaking at the Center of Enlightenment on Sunday http://www.coechurch.com/
■March 25, 2017 – Leading a workshop at Michigan Writing Workshop. For more information, visit https://michiganwritingworkshop.com/
■ April 20 – Open Mic Book at Sterling Heights Library 6 – 8:30 pm
■ Spring 2017 – Namou’s story “Mothering My Mother” will be published in Spring 2017 in an anthology called Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers. Compiled by award-winning writer and journalist, Elayne Clift, this first-of-its-kind anthology is a moving collection of prose and poetry by women such as myself who understand the challenges (and rewards) of caretaking. Offering support and validation to women who are now caregivers, it is rich with warmth, wit and wisdom.
PREVIOUS READINGS, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & WORKSHOPS:
■ Wayne State University
■ National Association of Black Journalists
■ Madonna University
■ Oakland Community College
■ RAWI Conference
■ Rochester College
■ NAAJA (National Arab American Journalists Association) Conference
■ Iraqi Human Rights Organization
■ Mesopotamian Forum
■ Iraqi Artists Association
■ Chaldean Educational Center of America
■ A Number of Libraries
“When deciding on a keynote speaker for our annual conference, I recalled a remarkable memoir by Weam Namou and instinctively felt she would be the perfect speaker for Detroit Working Writers, our organization. Weam is a published author and esteemed journalist. She has published not just of a series of memoirs, but also novels and non-fiction. However, Weam is far more than a writer. Her life story is also a compelling narrative. Born in Iraq, immigrating to the United States with her family at a young age, learning new customs and new language, she became an award-winning leader in the Arab American community. Weam is poised, funny, and smart. She’s also deeply knowledgeable about spiritual culture, both as a minority Chaldean in a Muslim world and as an American steeped in the teaching of shamanism. She has the ability to speak on any number of subjects and would be an asset to your organization.” Cynthia Harrison, author and program director of Detroit Working Writers http://www.CynthiaHarrison.com
“I was so pleased with Weam Namou’s session at the Michigan Writing Workshop. After listening to a panel of agents and editors, I was feeling a bit down; as if I would never get an agent for my written works. But Weam was the best speaker! Her session gave me even more tips and important tidbits I needed to hear in order to be successful in this industry. If I wasn’t for her session, I don’t think I would have felt as good about the conference. All in all, she was motivating and awesome! I am so glad I met her at the event!” Author Mianne Adufutse
“You’re the most provocative person I’ve interviewed. You’re intelligent and brilliant and you never lost your femininity. I haven’t gone this much over an interview in 3 or 4 years.” Radio host Ed Tyll, who has been in the media business for over 40 years and in June 2016 had scheduled Namou for a 20 minute interview that went on for 80 minutes.