News for Emerging Writers November, 2013

Good Morning, Readers,

leanne goebel

Leanne Goebel, Recipient Natalie Goldberg/NAMW Scholarship

First, a big congratulations to Leanne Goebel who was chosen by the National Association of Memoir Writers to be the recipient of the Natalie Goldberg/NAMW Scholarship to Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive. The cost of her registration fees will be covered by the scholarship generously funded by an anonymous donor. Thank you, Anonymous!

A few spots are still open for the Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive with Julia Cameron and Natalie Goldberg in Santa Fe on December 6th, a day of intensive exploration into the craft of personal narrative. Open to both writers of all levels of experience. Classes with Cameron, Goldberg, Nestor, Walsh, and Taylor Rubinstein. For more info and ticket info, click here.

NAMW_AffiliatesBanner5Speaking of the National Association of Memoir Writers, NAMW is offering a free teleseminar today. Go here for all the details. The teleseminar is being recorded so sign up even if you can’t attend the event live.

Photo: Mark Richards

Photo: Mark Richards

Ticket sales are underway for Bird by Bird & Beyond with Anne Lamott in Petaluma, California on January 18, 2014.  Just the first one hundred tickets will be sold at the early bird price. Bonus for Drink readers: Receive an additional 40 dollars off the early bird price between now and November 13th at Midnight when you enter this promotional code: writingismydrink. More info and registration here.

WIMD 34Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (and a Guide to How You Can Too) hit bookstores this week. If you read the book, please consider writing a review on Amazon and Goodreads.

I’m doing a blog tour to promote the book, writing posts especially for emerging writers including this one on finding your tribe and your voice on She Writes and this one on vulnerability on the Memoir Project.

In real life, I’ll be teaching free memoir writing classes in Seattle, Marin County, Portland and Santa Fe. Check out all my events here.

If you come to one of my events, please introduce yourself. I want to meet you.

More soon!


About Theo Pauline Nestor

Author of Writing Is My Drink (Simon & Schuster) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed. Learn more about my courses, editing, and coaching at
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