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CO-WRITING YOUR MEMOIR – YOUR STORY: A Panel Discussion

Write On, Door County

March 25 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

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With Judith Gwinn Adrian, Joshua Clauer, Héctor Colón, Kira Henschel, and Pascual Rodriguez

Co-presented with HenschelHAUS Publishing, Wisconsin Writers Association, and Write On, Door County.

Each of the panelists has co-written a memoir. They will discuss the experiences of writing something as personal as your own story. What insights were gained from talking/writing through life experiences? What allowed them to delve deeply into their own story and express what they have learned? What barriers or boundaries exist in this sort of team-writing? And what are the joys?

Panelists:

Judith Gwinn Adrian retired from 25 years of teaching at Edgewood College in 2018. Her energies continue to focus on prison reform, restorative justice, and co-writing memoirs with fascinating people! She is proud to have authored four published autobiographical books: Because I Am Jackie MillarIn Warm Blood: Prison & PrivilegeHurt & Heart (co-authored with DarRen Morris); Tera’s Tale: Rebel on the River, and, Nancer the Dancer: Myositis and Me. She is currently working on a yet-to-be-named novel.

Joshua Clauer was born and raised in Lancaster, a small town in southwestern Wisconsin, a place where you say your prayers before you eat and where, on Friday nights, football is king. Joshua is a Program Leader working with Youth Justice, Dane County Department of Social Services. His area of specialty is youth gang intervention.

Héctor Colón joined Lutheran Social Services as president and CEO in July 2017. He became the seventh chief executive in the organization’s history. He works with LSS boards, staff and partners to propel the organization forward by focusing on employee engagement, innovation and strategic partnerships. Previously, Héctor served as director of the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services for six years where he led several county-wide initiatives, including efforts to reform the juvenile justice system, end chronic homelessness, transform mental health care, and end a 30-year wait list for disabilities services.

Kira Henschel founded HenschelHAUS Publishing almost two decades ago and has published more than 800 titles, both fiction and non-fiction. She offers manuscript reviews, editing, and other publishing services nationwide.

Pascual Rodriquez served as Principal at Bruce Guadalupe Community School for over 18 years, and was instrumental in growing the school’s enrollment from 400 students (2001) to over 1700 students (2019).  In addition to the exponential growth of enrollment, Pascual created a culture of Community where parents, teachers, private and public stakeholders were encouraged and empowered to collaborate in the overall direction and success of BGCS.  Since January, 2020, his goal is to speak to groups and share his life’s experiences and lessons learned. These lessons are designed to inspire and motivate individuals to become agents of change for the good of others.  Pascual was honored in 2004 by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a recipient of the 40-under-40 award.  In addition, Marquette University bestowed the honor of being the 2006 Young Alumni of the Year.

This reading is presented free but registration is required. To register online for this program, please click the button below. A link to join the discussion will be sent 24-48 hours prior to the event. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.

 

Presenting Partners

Award-winning HenschelHAUS Publishing prides itself on working with authors with good stories to tell and assists with production, marketing, and distribution.

The Wisconsin Writers Association, founded in 1948, is a creative community dedicated to the support of writers and authors. WWA hosts and sponsors year-round workshops, conferences, and state-wide events to help writers develop their craft, expand their networks, and build their audience.

Write On, Door County is a nonprofit writing center and writers’ residency program located on Wisconsin’s northeast peninsula. With 39 acres of open meadows, old orchards, and hardwood forest, they offer a peaceful and inspirational retreat for writers who need time to focus on their projects.

 

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