Post #19 – Women’s Memoirs, Conversations – Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett
Memoir author Heather Summerhayes Cariou’s blog and writing prompt were previews of the vibrancy and depth of this wonderful woman that Kendra and I had the pleasure to interview.
Heather is currently in Ireland, making this our first intercontinental interview for our Women’s Memoir Author Conversation series. Heather answered twelve questions from women interested in advice on writing their memoirs as well as talked about her writing life. You’ll love the description of her Virginia Woolf room as well as how she carves out a writing space for herself even when she is on the road.
From discussing the importance of writing for ourselves as well as to heal and understand our lives to discussing her journey to find a publisher, Heather provided ideas and suggestions that you’ll find especially useful as you create your own path.
For more information about Heather and her beautifully written memoir, click here.
Also mentioned during the interview are two conferences for women lifestory writers:
(1) Story Circle Network where Heather will be a keynote presenter at the Stories from the Heart V Conference, February 5-7, 2010 in Austin, TX. Click here to find more information and to sign up to receive details of the conference.
(2) International Women’s Writers Group. Heather serves on the board of the IWWG and recommends their upcoming conference, June 12-19 at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.