Thursday, January 14, 2010

National Events

National Workshops

April 17-18, 2010 (Weekend)

Big Apple Conference

Workshop (Saturday)

Morning: Memoir: Writing and Publishing Your Life Stories

with Susan Tiberghien

Afternoon: Publishing Your Memoirs with Susan Tiberghien

and guest speakers: Sheila Levine, Hope Player, and Melissa Rosati

Open House: Meet the Authors/Meet the Agents (Sunday)

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South (near East 20th St.)

New York City

Register online via PayPal


March 12-14, 2010 (Weekend)

Early Spring in California Conference

Entering the Writer's Sacred Playground

The Craft: Playing with Language and Structure (with Rachel de Baere)

The Form: When One Genre Meets Another (with Mary Reynolds Thompson and Richelle McClain)

The Power of the Collaborative Process: Creating in Community (with Mary, Richelle and Rachel)

Bosch Bahai Retreat Center

Santa Cruz, CA

Register online via PayPal


May 1, 2010

Workshop/Retreat in Illinois

Preparing to Bloom

with Rainelle Burton and Margaret Dubay Mikus

St. Francis Woods Campus, The Port

Frankfort, IL (30 minutes from Chicago)


May 16 (Sunday) (9:30 am-4:00 pm)

Michigan Open House

Members and interested women from Michigan and Ohio will get together for the second year.

Michigan League, 911 N. University

Ann Arbor, MI

The event is free of charge. Bring your own lunch.

Call Rainelle Burton: (248) 796-1461


July 30-August 6, 2010 (Full Week)

Remember the Magic

(IWWG's 33rd conference year)

Brown University

Providence, RI

For more information please visit our website at: and click on events/calendar!

Two local events

Fiction Writing
a seminar with author Patricia Lapidus
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6-7:30pm

Seminar agenda
• Why write fiction?
• Before you write...
[writing period]
• character, place, and time
• Creating surprise
[writing period]
• Inspiration and resources
No charge / free parking

Register at
or call 203-946-8835

Patricia Lapidus is a writing consultant and author of Sweet Potato Suppers
and Swamp Walking Woman (
This is her third workshop here at the New Haven Public Library.


Act 11 Counseling & Synthesis at Stratford Center

Classes Saturday, Jan 23 & Sunday, Jan 24
Professional and Personal Development
Beginners and Graduates Welcomed!

Learn to center and find your way in these challenging times!

Saturday: 10:30am to 3:00pm.
Classes: Inner Child; workshop on Using Your Process Journal
Brown Bag Lunch: 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Sunday: 10:30am-2:30pm. Program includes: connecting circle, meditation, networking, non-denominational prayer basket, and workshop.
Brown Bag Lunch: 12:30pm to 1pm

Workshop: 1:00 to 2:30pm. “The Anger to P-O-W-E-R Process as a Listening Tool for People in Conflict" with Walter Polt, M.A.

Saturday classes: each $35*
Sunday workshop: $20*

*We always provide sliding scale and work swaps (we're all in this economy together!)

Please RSVP for Res., and for any questions:

Cynthia Russell, PhD
2225 Main Street
Stratford, CT

We provide coffee/tea & cookies
bring lunch & dress warmly

We continue to raise funds for:
Sterling House Community Center Food Pantry