Iowa Summer Writers Festival Workshop

I know that I need to take time away from my day-to-day life to get perspective, try something different, and ‘change the walls’ as one friend says. That’s why I signed up to attend the Iowa Summer Writers Festival way back in mid-April when the weather was still upon us, and I wanted to have something to look forward to.

I leave Saturday. The class I’ve enrolled in, Get Over Yourself! Rapid-Fire Memoir, begins Sunday evening and is a weeklong intensive.

I set money aside each month for travel and education. It’s a treat for me to think about how and where to spend that chunk. When I got an email about the upcoming Iowa program, and had recently watched an episode of GIRLS with Hannah attending school in Iowa, the deal was sealed.

While there, I’ll be writing daily for hours each morning, attending my class each afternoon, and participating in Festival activities, readings and other forms of entertainment in the evenings. What I won’t be doing is checking emails, worrying about meals, marketing or miscellany. For one lovely week.

I intend to return home restored, invigorated and inspired.

I will bring all that good renewed energy to my next big thing. I’m offering a retreat for women who also want to get perspective, try something different and ‘change the walls’ for a day. We will meet on July 23 from 10am – 5pm. The day will include:

~a guided journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance, time journaling and sharing, and play for the sake of creating new awarenesses~

This isn’t up on my website…yet. So if you want the early bird rate ($295–it goes up to $350 on June 23), give me a call (347-878-6096) or shoot me an email ( with your intention. There are only 10 spaces, and four of them are already filled.



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