“I’ve always felt that my ‘style’—the careful projection onto paper of who I think I am—was my only marketable asset, the only possession that might set me apart from other writers.” ---William Zinsser

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Join Skyline Writers in the Cuyahoga Valley - August 22, 2009

Join Claudia Taller and other writers for a retreat from the world in the Cuyahoga Valley. Skyline Writer's annual conference takes place on Saturday, August 22, 2009, at Hines Hill Conference Center, our home away from home, just north of Peninsula. Details are forthcoming. You owe it to yourself to spend time with your writing and enjoy the peace of the flowing river and the protective canopy of trees. A day in the Valley is sure to inspire you to go further with your projects and ignite possibilities within. The brochure for the event can be found at http://www.skylinewriters.com/ after June 1.

1 comment:

Alice VQ said...

Dear Claudia,

If I had a dime for every time I have said in my life that I was born a writer and I was born in a library, I'd be a millionaire right now and not still earning my living as a legal secretary. I know "I was born a writer" too, but I have yet to take the leap of faith that you must have taken--to write as a livelihood and to fulfill your soul. Having once known you in your "logical" life, I am awed by your courage.

For the past five years or so, I've experienced more frequent thoughts of pursuing the writing life. How fortuitious that I have come across this blog, "ingniting possibilities"! Oh how beautiful when the mysterious orchestral stirring of subtle organizing energy fields arise in the soul!

Unfortunately I only became aware of this event at this moment and I will not be able to attend tomorrow. However, I am sure this is a wonderful sign and I'll look forward to becoming reacquainted with you in your new spiritual consciousness. Until then, I'll peacefully look forward to meeting and sharing with you and other writer souls in Northeast Ohio.

Best regards, p roberta!

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