Upcoming Events/Workshop with Lisa Saunders


Tues, March 27, 46pm
Write About Your Life
Tu 4-6pm
SaundersNew London Adult Ed - Three Shaw's Cove
Come to class with pen and paper or your laptop. Writing exercises will include some basic questions to help you get started. Publishing options will also be discussed
$39/Non-resident $44. Instructor: Lisa Saunders

Weds, April 4, 3-5pm
Book Writing Workshop
@Home of Lisa Saunders
This workshop is designed to help you share your written words with others and formulate next steps toward writing or publication. The first half-hour will be dedicated to reading aloud your work or discussing ideas. Then be prepared to sit quietly and write. The workshop will end with questions and ideas for writing, publishing and marketing. Light refreshments served. The workshop facilitator is Lisa Saunders who also does one-on-one book writing/publishing/marketing consulting upon request.
Cost: $10

Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 7 PMCivil War Love Letters of a Union Private and His Teenage WifeWood Memorial Library and Museum
783 Main Street, South Windsor, Connecticut
Author Lisa Saunders will give a behind-the-scenes look at the lives and letters of Union Private Charles McDowell and his teenage wife, Nancy, from her book, Ever True: A Union Private and His Wife.  Enlisting in the Union Army in 1862, Charles's letters tell of meeting President Lincoln, bullets, battles, hangings, “clever women,”  destruction of Confederate property, and the court marshaling of a cow. In response, Nancy tells of prostitutes, venereal disease and other local gossip. Author Lisa Saunders is the great-great granddaughter of Charles and Nancy McDowell. For more information, contact: Maureen Bourn, program chairperson, South Windsor Historical Society, mowog179@hotmail.com, 860-649-2172

Wednesday, May 9
"Had I Known (about CMV)": Song & Book Launch
Mystic & Noank Library
40 Library Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Debra Lynn Alt, a former lead singer for the Rolling Stone Magazine House Band, will perform her new song, "Had I Known (about CMV)." The song conveys how a mother feels when she learns her newborn's disabilities might have been prevented had she known about CMV (cytomegalovirus), the leading viral cause of birth defects--a much greater threat to newborns than Zika. Lisa Saunders, the parent representative of the Congenital Cytomegalovirus Foundation, will be on hand to discuss how she helped Connecticut become the second state to pass a law aimed at battling CMV, and her new book, "Help Childcare Providers Fight CMV." Light refreshments served.
More info about CMV: cdc.gov/cmv; Debra Lynn Alt: debrasong.com; or Lisa Saunders: authorlisasaunders.com.
Time: 3:30pm
Cost: Free


Lisa is available to speak to your group on a variety of topics including how to share your mission; how to write a book; horse book fun; table setting; surviving loss (healing through writing); or she can work with your members to present a “reader’s theater.” As a writer and marketing consultant, Lisa was awarded the "Gold Medallion of Excellence" from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. As publisher of the Mystic Seafarer's Trail newsletter and instructor at New London Adult and Continuing Education, she shares news and stories and helps others share theirs. As parent representative of the Congenital CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Foundation, she works to prevent the leading viral cause of birth defects, which causes more birth defects than the Zika virus.


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