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Identity, Expression, and Transformation–that was the theme of Getting in Touch with the Source, a Two-Day Writing Experience for Women held on October 21-22, 2011 at UUCA. (As a participant, I’d like to extend my thanks to the UUCA Women Writers Group, as well as all of the sponsors of the event!)

Highlights of the event included…

* = I attended.

Prior to the event, writers were able to submit their work for possible inclusion in the anthology, Inner Lives: Women Writers Explore Their Identity, Expression and Transformation (Volume 1). It was very exciting to see this book take shape! (I’m also pleased to announce that a short story of mine made the cut and is included in it. Squee!) I’ve started reading it and I love that it contains so many different female voices.

I have done the event a disservice by waiting so long afterwards to write about my experience–Apparently, I didn’t learn my lesson about making oneself write…and write some more…and write some MORE!!!

I hope that the organizers of the workshops continue this as an annual event. If you’re a woman writer  (or aspiring writer… dabbler, as I like to say), then I’d definitely recommend that you attend!

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Getting in Touch with the SourceIt’s always nice to find out about writing workshops in the Southeast, particularly writing workshops geared toward women writers. The UUCA Women Writers Group and UUCA invite women of local congregations to join for a writing experience hosted at UUCA.

“Save the dates: Friday, October 21 and Saturday October 22 for a one-of-a-kind writing conference at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA). Meet, learn and participate in a workshop led by celebrated authors and poets. Also enjoy a Yoga and meditation session designed to fuel your creative energy, and an opportunity to perform for an audience. You will also have the chance to have a personal meeting with a professional editor to discuss your work. Lastly, submit your work to be published in the Getting in Touch with the Source anthology.”

I am looking forward to attending. I just sent my registration in the mail this week. The themes of the conference are Identity, Expression, and Transformation. I submitted some writing, as well. I’m looking forward to the workshop panels on fiction and memoirs–maybe even one on blog writing. There will also be a presentation on Self-Publishing with Ahmad Meradji, President, Booklogix. I’m curious about Booklogix and I’m interested in hearing more about them.

On a completely unrelated note, a book review of mine finally made its way into one of the peer-reviewed journals in my field. If you ever need help falling asleep, ask me about it and I’ll send you a copy. 😉

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