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Women Memoirists Plan Third National Conference

(PDF version of this press release can be found here: pressrelease.pdf)

The Story Circle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women explore and record their life stories, is holding its third national women's memoir conference February 3-5, 2006, at the Red Lion Hotel in Austin TX.

Rosemary Daniell Rosemary Daniell, the Friday night keynote speaker, is known as one of the best writing coaches in the country. The author of The Woman Who Spilled Words All Over Herself, she is the originator and leader of the Zona Rosa™, a series of creative writing workshops. Her features and reviews have appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle, New York Woman, Mother Jones, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications. She has been a guest on Larry King Live, CNN Health, The Diane Roehm Show, Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael, and Merv Griffin.
Susan Wittig Albert, the bestselling author of Writing From Life: Telling Your Soul's Story and founder of the the Story Circle Network, will speak at the Sunday lunch. Widely recognized as a lifewriting teacher, she is the author of three mystery series.

Story Circle president Judith Helburn, speaking of the importance of women's stories, says, "Personal narrative is an important literary form. Psychologists note, as well, the importance of journaling and personal narrative as a tool for improving mental and physical health. Stories from the Heart encourages women to develop and explore their personal stories, and the stories of their families and communities."

The three-day conference features twenty-two program sessions offered by presenters from around the country. They will speak on a wide variety of topics of interest to women memoirists and life-writers, including personal narrative techniques, self-publishing, journaling, memoir and fiction, and art as a medium for personal story. Participants may perform their stories at an open-mike evening.

The conference program and registration information is available on-line, at A brochure may be requested by email, at, or by phone, at 512-454-9833.

The Story Circle Network is a national association of women, with members in 44 states and four foreign countries. It publishes a quarterly journal and sponsors a wide variety of educational programs through its Austin and Internet chapters. Its main office is in Austin, TX.

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