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2013-2014 Sarton Memoir Award Winner Announced
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The Susan Wittig Albert LifeWriting Competition:
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Call for Proposals: "Stories From the Heart VIII" Women's Memoir Conference:
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2015 Sarton Women's Literary Awards™: entry deadline November 15, 2015!

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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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