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NAMW Member Teleseminar with Hollye Dexter

April 24, 2015
11 AM PDT 12 PM MDT 1 PM CDT 2 PM EDT

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Our story is the only thing of true value that we own, the one thing that can’t be taken from us. And yet, so many of us struggle with whether or not we have the right to tell it. We are silenced by the fear of upsetting others in telling our truth, but here’s the bottom line: You own the rights to your life story. No one else can write your story like you can, no one knows it like you do. Let’s talk about how to do that, to write your story with clarity and compassion for all characters, including yourself.
What you will learn in this presentation:
• How to have the confidence to write through shame and painful experiences
• The find the ability to write with compassion, creating rich and full characters.
• You’ll learn tools to shake off the inner critic who wants to silence you
• You’ll find tips on how to keep writing, when fear (writer’s block) threatens to stop you

The Fire Season

Hollye Dexter is author of the memoir Fire Season (She Writes Press, 2015) and co-editor of Dancing at the Shame Prom (Seal Press)– praised by bestselling author Gloria Feldt (former CEO of Planned Parenthood) as “…a brilliant book that just might change your life.” Her essays and articles about women’s issues, activism and parenting have been published in anthologies as well as in Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change, Huffington Post, The Feminist Wire and more. In 2003, she founded the award-winning nonprofit Art and Soul, running arts workshops for teenagers in the foster care system. She currently teaches writing workshops and works as an activist for gun violence prevention in L.A., where she lives with her husband and a houseful of kids and pets.

 

In order to participate in our monthly teleseminars, you must be a NAMW member.  You can learn more about NAMW membership by clicking here