October 20 is National Day on Writing (aka National Journalism Day) in the United States. Created by the National Council of Teachers of English to bring greater attention to writing, it's a great day to unleash your creativity. Take time today to write something in your journal, a poem, the first chapter of your novel -- or to attend a free online writing workshop.
Today, Hen House Press presents Capturing Personal Trauma, a free workshop with author Jan Beatty, author of American Bastard, and Joan Nockels Wilson, author of The Book of Timothy. Both memoirists will discuss their work and what it's like to put deeply personal experiences on paper. Monday, October 20, 6:00 p.m. Central Time.
"You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better." ~Anne Lamott