Sunday, May 3, 2015

Housatonic, MA

Unitarian Universalist Church, 1089 Main Street at 2-4pm


Isabelle Allende wrote multiple novels before she felt she could list “writer” as her occupation on her tax returns. Sylvia Plath once wrote that she was “a wife and mother of two small children” when asked by a publisher to describe herself. It should come as no surprise that women find it difficult to give themselves permission to find a voice, and to sing it. Novelist, essayist, memoirist, and beloved teacher Dani Shapiro has struggled with this question of permission herself, and will share the story of her own writing life, as well as offer inspiration and advice to all of us who are longing for the right to write.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Whidbey Island, WA


May 29-31

Join us for an extraordinary weekend salon at the famed Whidbey Institute led by renowned women writers. 

Connect in diverse and powerful small-group workshops. Enjoy dynamic keynotes and discussions about opportunities and challenges for women who write. Share meals, open mics, conversation and community in a stunningly beautiful setting. Join Dani along with Ruth Ozeki,  Carole DeSanti, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Victoria Redel, and Hannah Tinti.

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