TEDx Talk: Green-Light Revolution: Your Creative Life on Your Terms

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Elevate Your Memoir Boot Camp (Sept 22-Oct 27)

Tuesdays: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27
4pm Pacific | 7pm Eastern

6 Weeks, 6 Expert Teachers

Early-bird price: $149

Boot Camp Instructors: • Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming
• Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Rules of Inheritance
• Terese Mailhot, author of Heart Berries
• Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us
• Sue William Silverman, author of How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences
• Larry Smith, founder of the Six-Word Memoir® project

This fall boot camp covers all the bases—renowned teachers, time to write and share during each 90-minutes session, and a focus on the craft elements you need to elevate your memoir. We’ll be championing you—and pushing you a bit too—all the way through 6 memoir-muscle-building sessions.

**All sessions will be recorded.

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A Conversation with Piper Kerman (A Habitat for Humanity event, Oct 26)

Monday, October 26, noon-1pm PT/3-4 pm ET

I’ll be interviewing Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, for a conversation about how her time living in prison informed her perspective on housing justice. Presented by Habitat NYC’s Women Build Council.

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What Made Children of the Land a Best-selling Memoir? (Nov 2-Nov 23)

4 Mondays, November 2-November 23 at 4pm PT | 7pm ET

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s beautiful debut memoir, Children of the Land, touches on themes of not belonging, silence and invisibility, and the high price of hiding one’s truth. A rare memoir about being an undocumented immigrant since childhood, this memoir is unique in that it voices the unspoken challenges of countless people, and refreshing in its self-awareness and capacity to reflect upon situations that are particular to the immigrant experience and universal to the human experience. Children of the Land is a welcome addition to our popular “best-selling memoir series” as we explore what all memoirists can learn about the art and craft of memoir through the reading and study of this poignant new bestseller.

Sessions are on Zoom.

Each class is 60 minutes.
All sessions are recorded.


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