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Words have an amazing ability to heal the physical body and mind. Writing,  including reflections, experiences, journal entries and poems can all emphasize the healing power of writing.

Join Diana Raab, as she joins the National Association of Memoir Writers to discuss Healing with Words as part of a memoir writing journey.

Topic:                             Healing with Words
Date:                               Friday June 17, 2011
Time: 11 AM PDT |12 PM MDT | 1 PM CDT |2 PM EDT
Cost: FREE FOR NAMW MEMBERS (NAMW Members, the Call-in telephone number and conference call code are posted below. If you are an NAMW member and cannot see the details, please login here and navigate back to this page).

[private_NAMW]Telephone Number:                                                 (661) 673-8600
Participant Access Code:                                                           263294#[/private_NAMW]

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What you can expect to learn:

  • How reflections, experiences, journal entries and poems can all emphasize the healing power of writing
  • Gain helpful insight into how you can take your healing writing and transform it into a powerful & marketable memoir

About Diana M. Raab:

Diana M. Raab, MFA, RN is an award-winning memoirist, essayist and poet. She teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers Program, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and in workshops around the country. She is a journaling advocate and frequently discusses the healing power of writing.

Diana has been writing from an early age. As an only child of two working parents, she spent a lot of time crafting letters and keeping a daily journal. In university she studied journalism, health administration and nursing, all serving as platforms for her work as a writer.

Diana is the author of eight books, including two memoirs, Regina’s Closet: Finding My  Grandmother’s Secret Journal (2007) and Healing With Words:  A  Writer’s Cancer Journey (2010). Her book Writers and Their Notebooks won the 2011 Eric Hoffer Award. She compiled and edited  this collection of essays written by esteemed writers who journal, including Sue Grafton, Kim Stafford, Dorianne Laux, John DuFresne, James Brown and Michael Steinberg, to name a few. The foreword is written by the world-renowned personal essayist, Phillip Lopate.

Raab’s work has been published in numerous literary magazines and has been widely anthologized. She has one poetry chapbook, My Muse Undresses Me, and two poetry collections, Dear Anais: My Life in Poems For You, winner of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Award for Poetry and The Guilt Gene.

Find Diana online at http://www.dianaraab.com.

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