Since 1990, Libby has toured as a solo concert performer. She has performed at universities, colleges and conferences across North America, for folk and community organizations, and for groups such as the Ms. Foundation, the World Wilderness Congress, the National Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Oregon State’s Spring Creek Project (for Nature and the Written Word), the National Peace Alliance, and many, many others.
She also conducts workshops and lectures on topics of personal and community growth (see below).
For information about booking Libby, contact Lauren Bruce at Turtle Island Records.
Turtle Island Records
5316 E. 41st Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Some of Libby’s most popular workshops
WE ARE ALL ONE PEOPLE: A CELEBRATION of UNITY in DIVERSITY
Human beings are full of differences: in appearance, size, shape, age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, special talents, money or status we inherit or acquire, life choices, and on and on. Some are inherent; others are not. These differences have been used to create fear, mistrust, anger and separation among us. They can equally be a source of great strength and creativity, since, at the deepest levels of our beings, we are truly the same while remaining completely unique. Join us as we explore and celebrate our diversity and deep connection to each other!
IS THAT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT? RECLAIMING OUR DREAMS
How many times has someone asked you “What do you really want?” And then really listened to your answer? Throughout our lives, in different ways, both women and men are strongly encouraged to focus on what society tells us we want rather than on our own internal directions. The key to a vibrant, fulfilled life is to identify what we want over and over again and begin to set up our lives so those dreams become realities, with support for the struggles involved and the feelings we will run up against. This workshop will assist us to begin (or continue) to identify and reclaim our deepest dreams, and to create lives that reflect those dreams.
THE ART and BUSINESS of SONGWRITING
A grounding in business is often the key to success in the arts. As an independent artist who owns her own label, has sold over 45,000 recordings, enjoys extensive airplay internationally, and has toured North America, Libby loves to assist other musicians explore steps to further their musical careers. Anyone interested in the business side of music — whether a beginning or serious songwriter, a curious audience member, an accomplished touring artist or just in the “dreaming” stage — is welcome at this workshop
RECLAIMING OUR THINKING as WOMEN
Women are inherently brilliant thinkers. We tend to be geniuses at win-win relationships, which is the most important skill our world needs to develop at this juncture in history. Our thinking forms the basis of our decisions and actions, our writing and speaking, the way we are in the world. But most of us grow up with messages that trivialize or invalidate our thinking, so we end up feeling we can’t think, we’re stupid, too emotional, too idealistic, or overly concerned with trivial issues. Or we just go blank at key moments! This conditioning can be unlearned and our clear, flexible thinking reclaimed. Come join us! (For women only)
THE OVERWORKED AMERICAN: THE POLITICS and PSYCHOLOGY of our BUSY LIVES
Do you find yourself rushing around just trying to keep up with the demands of your life? Are you tired, fatigued, even exhausted? Do you spend enough time with your family or loved ones? How much time do you spend on housework and childcare? Does your workweek average more than 40 hours? What’s going on? You are in good company. Americans work on average a full month longer than we did just 20 years ago and have less time to attend to our personal relationships, selves, hobbies, spiritual lives, health, volunteer interests, etc. This workshop takes a look at our busy lives and the inner and outer forces that drive us to work, work, work — instead of living the lives we long for.
SUSTAINING OURSELVES as ACTIVISTS
It’s easy to get overwhelmed, urgent, strident or just plain burnt-out in the process of devoting ourselves to responding to the needs of a hurting world and trying to build a civil, just, healthy and sustainable society in its place. This workshop addresses both the necessity of and means for caring for our own precious bodies, minds, hearts and souls while continuing our vital work.
FOLK SONGS and SOCIAL CHANGE: THE TRANFORMATIONAL POWER OF SINGING (lecture with participatory music)
LIBBY OFFERS ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS and PRESENTATIONS on:
Loving Ourselves and Our World
Gender Issues and World Change
SPECIAL WORKSHOPS CAN BE DESIGNED to MEET the SPECIFIC NEEDS of YOUR COMMUNITY