Join Me on December 21 For a Talk About Global Writing Communities

A few days ago, I wrote about how I’m heading into “maker mode” and will be quieting down here on the blog for a bit. I imagined myself disappearing and hunkering over my metaphorical potter’s wheel, but since I wrote that and have been sinking into “maker mode,” I find myself more inclined to blog and to connect…just in different ways.

To this end, on Friday, December 21 (10 a.m. Pacific), I’ll be giving an interactive web-video talk at GlobalNiche about global writing communities. No matter where you are in the world, you can log in and participate live and in person. We’ll engage for one hour, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.

Some aspects of the global writing life that I’ll be exploring:

  • how globalization and technology are changing the ways writers work, coexist, communicate, share, make change, create, and more
  • making sense of our cultural connections in the world
  • how writers whose lives/families/hearts/jobs straddle borders, time zones, and oceans can create, build, and nurture vibrant writing communities
  • innovative ways writers can use social media
  • #38Write (my monthly writing workshop for place-passionate culturally curious writers around the world )

The GlobalNiche community is a terrific one. So join me…join us…creative folks around the world who identify themselves as writers (fiction writers, nonfiction writers, journalists, etc.), as well as creative entrepreneurs, expats, repats, bloggers, travelers, artists, travel writers, and more.

Ooh, I’m loving “maker mode”! (now…back to my metaphorical potter’s wheel)

More Info:

  • To find out more about the nuts & bolts of GlobalNiche and how to access the conversation, click here.
  • To view the Facebook event page, click here.


Writerhead Wednesday: Off to The Write Stuff Conference

Usually on Wednesdays, this: Welcome to Writerhead Wednesday, a weekly feature in which a brilliant, charming, remarkable author talks about her/his writerhead…a precious opportunity for looky-loos around the world to sneak into the creative noggins of talented writers and (ever so gently) muck about.

But today…

I’m prepping to speak at The Write Stuff Conference in Allentown, PA, this weekend, and I’m buried under:

  • PowerPoints
  • handouts
  • thumb drives
  • travel reservations
  • conference clothes (who the heck is going to iron my post-scrunched-up-in-a-suitcase conference clothes!?)
  • business cards
  • dance routines (well, not really, but that would be fun)
  • & whatnot

In Allentown, I’ll be yik-yakking about a couple of things I love to yik-yak about: “the geography of a novel” and “social media & writers.” Can’t wait! Raise your hand if you’ll be in Allentown! (Am I the only one who can’t say “Allentown” without putting on my best Billy Joel & belting out, “Well, we’re living here in…”?)

In May, I’ll be speaking at the 2012 Pennwriters Conference in Lancaster, PA, where I’ll be giving my first “writerhead” workshop! Whoop! Whoop! So, so, so psyched about that.

In the meantime, thank god for coffee!


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