Workshop: "The Writer’s Key: Bringing Your Story to Life" with Christie Havey Smith and Jen Jones Donatelli

Our summer workshop will help open the door into the world of your story, where perspectives can shift and clarity often arises. You'll gain useful insight and information on how to discern the direction of your writing journey, fine-tune the elements of story, discover your project's larger purpose, and explore the possibilities of publishing. This workshop is a continuation of "The Writer's Key" which addressed the five tools needed to unlock the writer within. Participation in part one is not necessary to take part two. All are welcome!

To Attend
Please register soon as space may be limited. In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show. 

About the Speakers
Christie Havey Smith is a Los Angeles-based author who specializes in narrative non-fiction literature. She teaches a variety of writing workshops throughout the L.A. area, empowering both adults and children to find their true voices, overcome their inner critics and write themselves further into their own lives. Christie studied television and film writing at Ohio University, and her first manuscripts were screenplays. Christie brought her passion for the human condition back to academia where she studied spirituality and earned a Masters of Arts in Theology from Loyola Marymount University.

Jen Jones Donatelli is the founder of Creative Groove, an online education hub that offers affordable courses in all things creative. A seasoned full-time freelancer, Jen has written more than 500 published pieces for various print and online outlets in all areas of interest. She is also an associate editor and photographer for the Los Angeles edition of Thrillist. Along with contributing to various publications, Jen has authored more than 45 middle-grade non-fiction books for publishers like Enslow Publishing and Capstone Press. Her copywriting portfolio is wide and includes clients ranging from women’s websites to B2B to movie studios.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

University Hall, 1858
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045


LMU Extension


$25 per person




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This event requires registration.