Women Who Sail Gathering - Puerto Vallarta, January 2019

Women Who Sail - Mexico January 2019

Excited to be speaking at this Gathering at the Bay of Women Who Sail in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico Jan 19 & 20, 2019. Saturday afternoon we'll be at Marina Riviera Nayarit from 3-5pm (women only) and Sunday night join us at Casa Malinda (open to all) from 5-8pm. Saturday's event is 100 pesos ($5) and proceeds go to orphanage Manos de Amor. Sunday night is cash bar and BBQ tacos with live music performed by Sonny Davis.

Join me and fellow guest speakers: Behan Gifford, Jen Durham Boyle, Caroline Spott (all speaking Saturday) and Anne Bryant, Dee Dee Christensen, Flo N Jasper, and Catalina Liana (speaking on Sunday).

Hope to meet you there. La Cruz, I can't wait to be back.

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Mammoth Women Writers' Summer Workshop 2018 with Amy Ferris - SOLD OUT

Charlotte Kaufman | Amy Ferris Workshop

~ This Event is Sold Out ~

FEATURING BESTSELLING AUTHOR, AMY FERRIS

Amy Ferris, is returning to Mammoth to lead our second annual Mammoth Women Writers' Summer Workshop. Amy is an author, editor, playwright and screenwriter, whose memoir, Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From A Midlife Crisis, was adapted into an Off-Broadway play. Her screenplay Funny Valentines, was nominated for a BET best screenplay award. She co-wrote the film, Mr. Wonderful; co-edited the anthology Dancing at The Shame Prom; and edited of Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue.

Ferris travels the country giving her popular workshop “Women Writing/Righting Their Lives” and co-teaches “Women Writing to Change the World” at the Omega Institute, of which Ferris writes: “Now, more than ever, we need to come together, get clear on the stories we need to tell, and put them out there.

Ferris serves on the advisory board of the Women's Media Center (founded by Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan and Jane Fonda) and co-founded The Milford (Penn.) Readers and Writers Festival. Her morning post on Facebook, “This is what I know. Post Coffee. Pre Wine” is followed by thousands. To learn more about Amy visit her website marryinggeorgeclooney.com.


THIS SUMMER'S WORKSHOP THEME IS RESILIENCE.

RESILIENCE: WE HAVE NO CLUE, OR LITTLE CLUE, HOW TRULY POWERFUL WE ARE. THIS IS ABOUT SEEING THAT POWER UP CLOSE & PERSONAL, AND NEVER GIVING IT AWAY AGAIN.

The workshop will be two full days. This is not a typical writing workshop - not all women who come are writers; all women leave the workshop empowered and inspired. This workshop is limited to 15 women. Two scholarship opportunities are available (see below).

Dates: July 14-15, 2018

Location: Mammoth Lakes, California

Tuition: Workshop fee is $395 for two full days, including catered lunches, and a wine & cheese party Saturday evening.

Tickets: Can be purchased online here.


HOSTED BY CHARLOTTE KAUFMAN AND MAMMOTH WOMEN WRITERS

Charlotte Kaufman grew up in Alaska and started traveling internationally at the age of 16. A sailor since 2005, she and her family were part of a dramatic at-sea rescue that caused an international media firestorm about sailing & parenting. Charlotte is the founder of Women Who Sail, a group of over 15,000 female sailors. Her work has appeared in San Diego Magazine, Sammiches and Psych Meds, VisitMammoth.com, and her site charlottekaufman.com

After losing their sailboat, she and her husband moved to Mammoth Lakes, California, swapping adventures at sea for the mountains. In 2017 she founded Mammoth Women Writers, a writing group dedicated to building a community of women and non-binary writers in the Eastern Sierras. 


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! ~ APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED ~

We are  thrilled to announce that Amy Ferris is offering two full scholarships for our workshop!

Scholarship applications are due: May 7, 2018

Scholarships will be announced: May 21, 2018

For eligibility and application information click here.

Women Who Sail Australia's Gathering on the Bay, April 7-8, in Nelson Bay, Australia

Jackie Parry, Charlotte Kaufman, Shelley Wright

Join me in Nelson Bay, Australia this coming April 8-9, 2018 for Women Who Sail Australia's third annual Gathering on the Bay. I will be a guest speaker on Saturday morning and am very much looking forward to meeting fellow sailors and speaking in public for the first time about why I started Women Who Sail and about my family's rescue at sea and the loss of our vessel Rebel Heart.

Thanks to John Curnow of Sail-World Cruising for this write up:

https://www.sail-worldcruising.com/news/202951/Which-rock-to-turn-over-at-the-WWSA-Gathering

WWSA 2018 Events
WWSA 2018 Dinner

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