My 2017 TEDx Talk: Green-Light Revolution: Your Creative Life on Your Terms


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San Francisco Writers Conference (February 15-18)

February 15-18, San Francisco, CA

This is the Bay Area’s leading writers conference. Beautiful venue. Amazing experts. I’m sitting on two panels and delivering a talk on hybrid publishing. Hope to see you there!


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Publishing University (April 6-7)

April 6-7, Austin, TX

This is the Independent Book Publishers Association’s annual conference, open to anyone wanting to learn more about publishing. Whether you’re an author or an aspiring indie publisher, you’ll get so much out of this weekend. I’m leading a daylong workshop on book publishing standards and sitting on a panel about hybrid publishing. I hope you’ll consider meeting me there!


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Keynote, Redwood Writers Conference (April 21)

April 21, 2018
Santa Rosa, CA

Keynote address will be an inspiring talk geared toward authors, encouraging them to green-light their own work in the new era of publishing.


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Spring Forward in Your Writing (May 1)

May 1st, 9-2pm PT | 12-5pm ET

The details of this event are being finalized, but registration will be on the Magic of Memoir site, and our keynoters are Mark Nepo, best-selling author of The Book of Awakening, and Dani Shapiro, author of many books, including the memoirs Devotion and Hourglass


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San Diego Memoir Writers Assoc. (July 7)

Memoir is more than just a story of what happened to you. Its heart and soul lies in two elements of craft that every memoirist needs to have a firm handle on: reflection and takeaway. Most beginning memoirists are so focused on the plot of their story that they forget that readers love memoir for what it says about the human condition, for its capacity to help us understand something about the world we live in, or about ourselves. Reflection requires you to stop your narrative and answer the question: What sense do I make of this part of my story? Takeaway asks you write about your thoughts and impressions on your subject matter, to delve deeper into your experience, your message, and to be a wise voice for your reader. In this session, Brooke Warner, Publisher of She Writes Press and author of three books on memoir, will address reflection and takeaway and show you exactly how to implement this kind of writing into your memoir, complete with examples from published works. You’ll leave knowing how to tap into the heart of your memoir, and to connect with your reader on a whole new level.


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Kauai Writers Festival (November 5-11)

November 5-11, 2018
Kauai, HI

Plenary session about the state of publishing and alternate publishing opportunities, as well as conversation panels with other industry folks about topics of interest to authors. More to come as we get closer!


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