I was planning on writing a long and thorough Story Circle Conference wrap-up and then thought—after seeing all the other great summaries of the event—Hey, why re-invent the wheel? There are plenty of other great stories that have already been written.
But before I get to sharing those stories with you, I want to let you know that my Journaling for Memoir presentation went well, I thought, in spite of feeling nervous about my placement during the last session of the last day. I figured everyone would either be busy checking out of the hotel or saturated with writing presentations, and I pictured a large conference room with 7 women in it. So I was truly pleased to find my conference room filled with warm, talented writers. And even the technology worked (something I never count on) in spite of it being my first ever iPad slide presentation!
The entire conference was a lot of writing, listening, playing, thinking, and just plain fun! Roll out the picture gallery …
And finally, here for your reading pleasure are links to a number of great blog posts about the event:
Dawn, at lifelinesjournaling, shares a poem she read for Open Mic Night.
Kate Farrell, over at Wisdom Has a Voice, writes about what it means to be Deep in the Heart of Texas with an entire group of women writers, as well as a very nice summary of Gail Straub’s keynote speech.
Pat Bean Played Hooky. Really Pat? But just from the first day, right? I know … ’cause I saw you there 🙂
Update: In her comment below, Pat referred to her follow-up post, also titled Deep in the Heart of Texas, in which she summarizes Straub’s talk, “My Mythic Memoir Journey,” in a deeply personal way.
Len Leatherwood, another presenter at SCN writes about her SCN Conference experience on her blog, 20 Minutes a Day.
Over at Search for Soul blog, Sam Heggen has written a heartfelt piece about how attending the conference changed her life. And you know … you can’t wish for better than that.