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2013 Sarton Memoir Award Winner Announced

*NEW*Congratulations to our Stories From the Heart VII benefit raffle winner, Sharon Turner, who will appear as a cameo character in Susan Albert's 2015 China Bayles' mystery, Bittersweet.

The Susan Wittig Albert LifeWriting Competition: opens May 1, 2014!*NEW*

Starting Points: now in Kindle format! Order yours now!

We are looking for donations for our NEW benefit raffles!
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2014 Sarton Memoir Award: entry deadline November 15, 2014!
Books now being accepted for consideration.

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Why Circles Are So Powerful: A Message from a Past President



"Storytelling is healing. As we reveal ourselves in story, we become aware of the continuing core of our lives under the fragmented surface of our experience. We become aware of the multifaceted, multichaptered 'I' who is the storyteller. We can trace out the paradoxical and even contradictory versions of ourselves that we create for different occasions, different audiences... Most important, as we become aware of ourselves as storytellers, we realized that what we understand and imagine about ourselves is a story. And when we know all this, we can use our stories to heal and make ourselves whole."

—Susan Wittig Albert, Writing From Life

The Story Circle Network is an international not-for-profit membership organization made up of women who want to document their lives and explore their personal stories through journaling, memoir, autobiography, personal essays, poetry, drama, and mixed-media.

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