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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 F