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Memoir, A Healing Journey of Resilience & Vulnerability

About the presentation:

The presentation will include plain talk about the rigors and rewards of writing memoir, including the surprising upwelling of vulnerability once the memoir is published.


About the presenter: 

Elisa Stancil Levine’s color and pattern design have been featured in every American design magazine, on the cover of Architectural Digest and featured in Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Veranda, Town and Country, Vogue, California Home, Luxe, in newsprint and social media. Elisa is a former board member of The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and a former board member of Creative Sonoma.

Elisa and her husband live on a ranch on Sonoma Mountain and spend hours hiking, horseback riding, and running in the forest. Meditating, travel, kayaking, mentoring, and lecturing about color and pattern are current endeavors. This or Something Better is Levine's second book. A third book is in the works. Levine’s essays have recently appeared in Entropy Magazine; Stirring: A Literary Review; Penmen Review; Writer’s Workshop Review; LA Parent and Mindful Word.


Meeting Agenda and Logistics

  • Meeting starts at 1 p.m.
  • Featured Speaker
  • Board, Chair & Member announcements
  • Writing Q&A
  • Networking & Refreshments
  • Adjourn at 3 p.m.

This is an in-person meetng. The meeting will be recorded and made available to registrants.

All CWC members and non-members are welcome to attend. 

Express Members use a special code during registration. 


Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM PDT

Please arrive ten minutes before the hour.
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Finley Community Center - Cypress Room
2060 W College Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

The meeting will be recorded. 

PS: Don't forget to wear a costume. There will be light refresments and door prizes.


Shawn Langwell, Communications & Public Relations
Redwood Branch of the California Writers Club
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