CHANNILLO
Searching For Home
By Lauren Berg

Series Description:

What does it mean to call a place home? What if that place is halfway across the world?

Working for a study abroad program in Kaikoura, New Zealand, Lauren taught students the importance of "home-making." When it came to home-making Lauren didn't hold back: connecting with the community, playing open mics at the local pub, and befriending strangers on hiking trips around the country.

But when a natural disaster devastates her New Zealand town, she finds leaving and saying goodbye to a home was something she hadn't learned. 

Follow her journey from falling in love with a place and calling it home, to learning to let go and process the trauma and grief that comes with losing a home.

Category/Genre(s): Essays/Columns, Nonfiction
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For Lauren Berg:

Lauren Berg is a freelance writer and reporter currently living in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley. She has dreams of being an aspiring author, both in the memoir genre and in children's books.

Lauren loves to hike, travel, play the violin, and is always reading or learning something new. She has been on a tidying kick (thanks Marie Kondo) and has found journals and stories dating back to her 7-year old self. She also hoarded calendars until recently. 

When it comes to writing, Lauren sees the potential for words and language to inspire, teach, and give hope. She hopes that her stories and accounts of her experiences will give you moments of joy, comfort, and a sense of community.







Series Description:

What does it mean to call a place home? What if that place is halfway across the world?

Working for a study abroad program in Kaikoura, New Zealand, Lauren taught students the importance of "home-making." When it came to home-making Lauren didn't hold back: connecting with the community, playing open mics at the local pub, and befriending strangers on hiking trips around the country.

But when a natural disaster devastates her New Zealand town, she finds leaving and saying goodbye to a home was something she hadn't learned. 

Follow her journey from falling in love with a place and calling it home, to learning to let go and process the trauma and grief that comes with losing a home.

Category/Genre(s): Essays/Columns, Nonfiction
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For Lauren Berg:

Lauren Berg is a freelance writer and reporter currently living in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley. She has dreams of being an aspiring author, both in the memoir genre and in children's books.

Lauren loves to hike, travel, play the violin, and is always reading or learning something new. She has been on a tidying kick (thanks Marie Kondo) and has found journals and stories dating back to her 7-year old self. She also hoarded calendars until recently. 

When it comes to writing, Lauren sees the potential for words and language to inspire, teach, and give hope. She hopes that her stories and accounts of her experiences will give you moments of joy, comfort, and a sense of community.