Your Story Matters: Finding, Writing, and Living the Truth of Your Life.
Leslie Leyland Fields
Leslie Leyland Fields is the multi-award winning author/editor of eleven books, including The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty and Strength and Crossing the Waters, which won a Book of the Year Award in Christian Living from Christianity Today. Leslie speaks internationally at conferences, universities and churches on matters of faith, writing, food and culture. She has taught in undergrad and graduate programs for more than 20 years. Since 2013 she's been leading The Harvester Island Wilderness Workshop (with guest writers Ann Voskamp, Philip Yancey, Bret Lott, Luci Shaw, Jeanne Murray Walker) On odd-numbered years, Leslie leads The Lake Michigan Writer's Workshop, teaching all levels of writers the craft and art of spiritual memoir. She lives on two island in Alaska with her (dwindling) family and her aging dog, Sophie, who doesn't realize that the doggie middle years, too, are the best years of life!
Your Story Matters: How Finding and Writing Your Story Can Save Your Life (and someone else's)
We're often urged to "write our story." What is "our story," why does it matter, and how on earth do we go about this daunting task, especially if we're not a writer? Leslie will get us started in this profound means of preserving family history, spiritual transformation and public witness. (From a forthcoming book, Your Story Matters: Finding, Writing and Living the Truth of Your Life.)