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Creative Energies Combined…









This past weekend I hosted a writing conference featuring New York Times best selling author Jennifer Lauck.  The fabulous author of the memoir Blackbird and three other amazing books.  The women who attending Jennifer’s three day intensive workshop may have been exhausted after these three days, but they walked away with so much. 

I first met Jennifer when she was our keynote speaker at the Second Annual Women Inspiring Women Conference last January.  She wowed the audience and the friendship that has developed is one that I cherish. 

I love Jennifer like a sister and I am grateful for the working relationship we both enjoy with each other. 

On Friday night another incredible force to be reckoned with, Maggie Downs joined us for dinner.  Maggie is in the MFA program at UCR and will be writing one incredibly fabulous book in the near future.  Being surrounded by these two (tall) and incredibly talented creative women was so much fun. 

Listening to their stories and sharing a bottle (or two) of wine was a beautiful way to spend an evening in Palm Springs.

If you missed out on Jennifer’s workshop, no worries as she will be presenting more amazing classes next April. 

Have you been inspired lately and if so by who? 

Are you looking to get involved in some great workshops, stop and take a look at the class offerings I will be presenting this next month.  Workshops are being offered on Tuesdays, Wednesday evenings and Thursdays. 

Coming this Saturday, November 3rd is a workshop at Heritage Palms Country Club from 10-2 entitled Finding the You in Your Writing.  The cost of the Saturday class is $65.00 which includes all workshop materials and lunch.  Email me for more information at

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Jennifer Lauck Memoir Writer’s Workshop

 I had the honor and privilege of meeting Jennifer Lauck when she was one of our honored speakers at the 2nd Annual Women Inspiring Women Conference last January.  She is the author of 4 published memoirs, and a New York Times best selling author. 

Craft a Memoir that Sings to the Heart.

A Writer’s Craft Retreat with NY Times Bestseller, Jennifer Lauck hosted by Tammy Coia


You have a life story to share, you know what you want to write and you are writing as well as you can, but something isn’t clicking. What is the problem?

Every writer needs feedback from an editor, a teacher and from colleagues. Writing is a solitary pursuit but becoming a crafts-person requires a little support.

In this retreat you will learn what is and isn’t working in your writing and why.

I have written and published four memoirs and in this retreat, I will give you the all the insight I have learned over 18 years of craft.

In this retreat you will:
1) Share your writing, workshop style
2) Be coached on your pages
3) Watch other writers be coached
4) Discover the tricks of how to be a reader who thinks like a writer
5) Learn the foundation stone of memoir writing: scene.

DATES/TIMES: March 23, 24 & 25, Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 10-4, Sun.10-4

LOCATION: Heritage Palms, Library, Indio, CA

COST: 12 spots available

$425.00 by March 1, 2012
475.00 March 2, 2012

*Register early to save $50.00

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Have you read this yet??

  I am very excited that Jennifer Lauck is going to be one of our speakers at our 2nd Annual Women Inspiring Women Conference.  Her memoir Blackbird was something that I couldn’t put down.  It was so wonderful that I read it all in one day.  Her writing is amazing and her story is something you have to read.  Want to meet her in person and have her autograph her books (yes, she has written several).  She will be at our conference next Saturday, January 21st.  The cost of the conference is $100.00 which includes breakfast and lunch and a whole days worth of speakers!  For more information

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"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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