Plan now to join us for a unique and exciting event:
the 8th women's writing conference of the Story Circle Network!

Stories from the Heart VIII will bring women from around the country to celebrate our stories and our lives. Through writing, reading, listening, and sharing, we will discover how personal narrative is a healing art, how we can gather our memories, how we can tell our stories. We welcome readers, writers, storytellers, and any woman with a past, present, and future. There will be opportunities to explore difficult or hidden issues, expand our relationships with other women, and discover different modes and media—such as art, dance, and drama—for sharing our stories. Come, learn, share, celebrate with us as we honor our stories!

Read an interview of Brooke by Susan Wittig Albert.

Brooke Warner: Friday Night Keynoter

Brooke Warner will keynote the conference on Friday evening.

Brooke is nationally known as the founder/publisher of She Writes Press, a writing/coach and teacher with a special interest in women's memoir and fiction, and the former executive editor of Seal Press. She is the author of What's Your Book? A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author.

Brooke will also lead a Friday afternoon optional preconference workshop, with Linda Joy Myers. Visit Brooke's website.

    Brooke Warner

Susan Wittig Albert: Sunday Keynoter

Our Sunday keynoter will be Susan Wittig Albert, SCN's founder and president and a New York Times bestselling author. In addition to her acclaimed women's mysteries, she has written two novels about the real lives of real women: A Wilder Rose, about Rose Wilder Lane and her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder; and Loving Eleanor, about the intimate friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok. Susan will also participate on a panel, "Paths to Publishing," with Deborah Winegarten and Connie Spittler. Visit Susan's website.
    Susan Wittig Albert

All conference attendees are invited to submit their flash fiction
to our HOT FLASH contest. Prizes, publication, and fun!

    Visit our conference FaceBook page!