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Telling the Truth

November 16th - 20th

Daytime Class:

Noon to 2 p.m. Eastern (9 to 11 a.m Pacific)

Evening Class:

10 p.m. to midnight Eastern (7 to 9 p.m. Pacific)

"The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off!”

- Gloria Steinem

It’s a funny thing about writing: If you bend, omit, or avoid the truth, your reader/viewer
is likely to know. And more importantly, you’ll know. Yet telling the truth can feel terrifying

in memoir, biography, nonfiction, fiction—all of which rest on your willingness to be vulnerable.

This class is all about being vulnerable: Exposing the truth, writing the truth, unleashing the truth, whether it is your story or someone else’s story, a story that needs to be told.


Within this week-long course, you’ll experience the magic of five live classes with five different faculty. But this isn’t just writing instruction. This is a discussion about life, about what makes us tick, about what matters, about why and how you can bring the truths that live within you onto the page so they can live outside your body and help inspire and

inform the world.

Through a deep sharing of ideas and a chance for you to practice your writing in the
moment, you’ll come away not just with craft and technique, but with a new appreciation

for yourself as a person with universal truths to share.

The course includes writing prompts, discussion, and Q&A, making each class a

true conversation.



We've chosen our faculty members because they're skilled teachers

as well as writers.

Each faculty member will help you look at telling the truth through a different lens.

For example...

Alan Cohen: Authenticity, inspiration, intuition, and self-confidence.

Jennifer Louden: How to be brave and tell the truth in your writing while taking good care of yourself.

Alka Joshi: The difference between truth and reality in fiction. 

Amy Ferris: Righting and writing your life and truth.

Rosa Salazar: Overcoming fear to get to the truth: "It's going to hurt, but you'll love it!"

Author, screen & television writer, a journalist & editor;

Director of Story Summit

Writer’s School.

Author of best-selling Sex, Love 

and Spirit. Numerous published essays and writing instructor.

New York Times, USA Today and 

international bestselling author.

Bestselling author of 27 books of inspiration and spiritual self-help.

NYT bestselling author of Girls Like Us. Winner of 9 magazine awards.

Acclaimed writing instructor and author, nearing 1 million books

in print.

NYT bestselling author, The Henna Artist, in development by Miramax.

An award-winning writer with over 6,000 hours of produced television.

Choose either our daytime or evening course.

We offer two different schedules to fit your calendar and routine.

Daytime Class
Noon to 2 pm Eastern (9 to 11 a.m. Pacific) 

Faculty Schedule

Monday the 16th: Alka Joshi

Tuesday the 17th: Julie Cantrell

Wednesday the 18th: Sheila Weller

Thursday the 19th: Jennifer Louden

Friday the 20th: Alexia LaFortune

Evening Class
10 p.m to midnight Eastern (7 to 9 p.m. Pacific)

Faculty Schedule

Monday the 16th: Alka Joshi

Tuesday the 17th: Julie Cantrell

Wednesday the 18th: Alan Cohen

Thursday the 19th: Amy Ferris

Friday the 20th: Rosa Salazar

Please note: The classes are designed specifically for live participation, so your
attendance is important. If you need to miss a class for any reason, though, you’ll receive
a passcode-protected link to watch the recordings after the course is over.

As writers and readers, we all know what happens when we don't tell the truth 

The story skims the surface. Our characters seem muddy. And while we may feel safe,
we don’t feel satisfied.

Telling less than the truth hurts more than not telling it at all.

Yet it takes support. We want you to become a better writer, and we know that one of the
first steps is to be courageous. That’s why this is a safe environment. A supportive

Throughout the course, we’ll address key questions about telling the truth.

— What if the truth hurts others?
— What if reliving old wounds hurts you?
— What if it feels easier to forget the truth or overlook it?
— How you do learn the whole truth?
— How do you trust yourself to tell it?
— How can you shape a story and maintain emotional truth?

This course is for you if...

— You’re not sure where to start.
— You’re not sure how to finish.
— You want to explore the truth within.
— You’re afraid of finding that truth.
— You feel there’s more to be mined from your story but don’t know how to find it.
— You want to grow as a person.
— You want to grow as a writer.
— You have a story that needs to be told.

— You feel passionately about a universal truth that needs to be shared.

Telling the truth in your writing takes courage and inspiration. And in the end, it will set you free.

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