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Subject of illustration: Susan Pohlman has written two travel memoirs: Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home and A Time To Seek: Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife. She’s the founder and director of the Phoenix Writers Network and a freelance writer, editor, writing coach and workshop facilitator. Her essays have been published in online and print media including The Washington Times; Raising Arizona Kids magazine, Guideposts, Homelife magazine, Arizona Parenting, The Review Review, the journal Tiferet and Pohlman has been a writer-in-residence for the Arizona State Library and has taught creative writing at Arizona State University Emeritus College.

Session description:

Fear Not the Blank Page! Erma Bombeck was a master at mining her life for meaningful and relatable material. This interactive workshop will explore how to sift through our own lives for stories and anecdotes that can be crafted into essays and short stories. We all sit on a treasure chest of material; the secret lies in knowing where to dig. Come ready to write and have fun!

Artist's Note

Susan Pohlman’s session, "Fear Not the Blank Page," deserved a conceptual treatment and something out of the ordinary. Many cited this as a favorite — I feel like I indeed conquered the blank page.


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