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Sofie Laguna: Survival by Diaries.

Session Info:

Sofie has kept a diary since she was seven years old when her Polish grandmother bought her a blank book as a gift. When Sofie asked why the pages held no words or pictures her grandmother explained that the book was for writing stories about herself. Sofie has been keeping a diary ever since. In her journal-keeping workshops Sofie explores the different ways journals/diaries can function in both our personal and creative lives. She shows her audience the first drafts of her many books all contained within her diaries. Sofie discusses the value of having a private place to be creative and expressive and the ways it has healed and helped her.

Topics:

The different places we can find inspiration for stories and plays. The healing powers of writing. The ways diaries can help lead to publication.

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