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Bay Path University’s 15th Writers’ Day

I am looking forward to joining writers Melanie Brooks, Bernadette Duncan Harrison, John Sheirer, and Dave Stern as a presenter for Bay Path University’s 15th Writers’ Day on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Please join us! Spend the afternoon soaking up talks on memoir, finding inspiration, and podcasting for writers, as we share our own experiences and provide tips for your writing endeavors.

Additional information on the 15th Writers’ Day presentations and registration for the event can be found here. Details on my panel:

Flame to Wick: A Panel on Inspiration

Nature, family, a beloved pet, personal experience, and stories about others have been among the inspirations of the three accomplished writers on our inspiration panel. Learn how they’ve mined and used the power behind the ideas that have moved them, hear about the paths of their projects, how an original idea grew and changed, and ponder how you can find your own enduring flame to light your way over the course of a short or long writing project. A question-and-answer session will follow the authors’ presentations.

Hope to see you there!



About Mary Heather

I am an East-coaster and a West-coaster. I am an academic and a creative spirit. I am an environmental scientist who always wanted to write, and a writer with a nagging nostalgia for the complexities of environmental science. Above all, I am a mother — so whether I’m writing about the natural world, family, or place, I like to consider my work as environmental advocacy in the broadest sense.


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