Springs Writers provides a FREE conference-quality workshop the first Monday of each month (except December, July & August) from 6:00–7:45 pm, Woodmen/Academy Hobby Lobby Classroom Room [against back wall behind "Employee Only" double doors], 6950 North Academy, Colorado Springs, 80918

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Writing in a Hurricane

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."—Rabindranath Tagore

March Workshop: Writing in a Hurricane

When: Monday, March 9, 2009, 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Where: Stone Chapel, 280 East Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Workshop Description: Can you stop a hurricane from coming? Nope. It's coming. Now…or later…but, it is coming. It's a disaster outside of your control, but it doesn't need to kill you, or your writing. Leslie Yeaton Koepke survived a life hurricane. In the midst of the trauma, she wrote…sometimes. Her pages got wet, ideas scattered, and her resolve nearly drowned.

Amazing grace kept her.

She secured her book project in a lifeboat and continued to write amid the surging surf.

  • How will your commitment to write fare when a CAT 5 lands in your life?
  • What can you do now to prepare?
  • What story will you tell while dodging debris and picking up the pieces of what was?

From one writer to another, discover the insights Leslie garnered from her own storm. This interactive workshop will equip you with writing survival skills to outlive the swirling winds of a hurricane, threatening to destroy your writing dreams.

Note: Be sure to bring a tablet…you will be brainstorming and writing before the winds blow…again.

Speaker: Leslie Yeaton Koepke: Leslie is an International speaker with a 20-year career in marketing and communications. She's gifted, witty, energetic, creative, compelling, engaging. Her articles have been published in Brio magazine and Belief.net. She's also published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Empty Nesters: 101 Stories about Surviving and Thriving When the Kids Leave Home.

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