Kelly Bargabos and Other Guild Members at San Diego Writers Festival

As writers, we witness the spectrum of human experience in order to connect, share, shift paradigms, inspire, and ultimately expand our universe through words. It is important to be honest and truthful in order to connect with our readers.

Writing about topics that are often rife with stereotypes, ignorance, misunderstanding, and judgment can be uncomfortable and challenging. Join this important discussion of how to create meaningful writing about physical and intellectual disabilities with honesty, respect, and grace. We’ll examine the different techniques and tools available to us, as well as look at examples. Bargabos will describe her own lessons learned while writing her memoir, Chasing the Merry-Go-Round.

Kelly is just one of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild members who will be at the Writers Festival. Henry Herz, previous presenter at the Guild, will moderate two panels as well as read from and sign his book, Good Egg and Bad Apple. Mardie Schroeder and Robert Gilberg will be on stage reading from their books.

Check out the interviews of authors featured on the Festival's website.

The keynote speaker at the Festival will be Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black.

And you, as a local author, can also read your work at the Festival's Open Mic. But come early because there is bound to be a line of volunteers.

The Guild will have a table staffed by members of the Board of Directors to answer questions about the many benefits the Guild offers its members.

The full program is now on the Festival's website. Check it out.

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