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BERKELEY, CA – The National Association of Memoir Writers is breaking ground again by bringing together experts from the memoir, journaling, and therapeutic world for an exciting online conference. Top writers, researchers, and mentors in the fascinating field of therapeutic writing will be in attendance at the NAMW Virtual Conference scheduled for April 23, 2009. The conference is free for all attendees.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. James Pennebaker, one of the premier researchers in therapeutic writing, as one of our guests”, says Linda Joy Myers, President of The National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) as well as host and director of the 2009 Virtual Conference. This prolific researcher has completed dozens of studies with hundreds of people demonstrating the various ways writing helps to heal the body, mind and spirit.

In addition to Dr. Pennebaker, presenters for this year’s event include Kay Adams, Dr. Lucia Capacchione, Christina Baldwin and Marina Nemat. For the past thirty years, Adams and Baldwin have been working in the area of writing from the soul, listening to the inner spirit, and using writing as a way to more deeply know the self.

Individual session titles include: Writing through Troubled Times-Journal Your Way from Chaos to Calm; Putting Emotional Experiences into Words; Re-Membering Your Self – Creative Journaling for Memoirists; and The Spiral of Experience – How Story Changes Over Time.

“Writing is a way to listen to ourselves, to give voice to what we deeply know about ourselves, our society, our planet,” says Myers. The goal of the conference is to give attendees the guidance, inspiration, and motivation to use writing as a regular technique to create wholeness and happiness. For more information about how to register for this free conference, visit the NAMW Web site.

NAMW 2009 Virtual Teleconferece

NAMW 2009 Virtual Teleconferece

About the National Association of Memoir Writers

The National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) invites memoir writers from all over the world to connect, learn, and get inspired. The goal of our organization is to help memoir writers feel empowered with purpose and energy to begin and develop their life stories. For more information visit the Web site at www.namw.org or call 952-210-7657.


The second NAMW Virtual Conference is scheduled for April 23, 2009. Experts from the field of therapeutic writing join experts in journaling and memoir writing in this exciting, free conference geared toward helping attendees learn how to use writing to create wholeness and happiness.

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