Los Angeles Convention Center-8 Ways author readings

Los Angeles Convention Center-8 Ways author readings

‘8 Ways’ Authors to Present ‘Power of Telling Your Story’ Workshop, Talking Circle at NCLR Conference on July 22


Los Angeles, July 16, 2014 – Several authors of “8 Ways to Say I Love My Life!” book and stage play will present a powerful Talking Circle workshop entitled “The Power of Telling Your Story “ at the annual convention of National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.

Author Rita Mosqueda Marmolejo will facilitate the July 22 workshop which will include readings from co-authors  Bel Hernandez Castillo, Latin Heat Media CEO, Susan Orosco, “Latino Power” authorand entrepreneur Joanna Izaliturri Diaz. The free workshop will take place from 10:30am-12 noon at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall Room 507.


“The workshop is offered with the greatest respect for sacred Native American ceremony, and in honor of my teachers and all my relatives,” Ms. Mosqueda Marmolejo said. She has participated in sacred ceremonies for 25 years and has facilitated Talking Circles at the Women’s State Prison in Chino, Calif., for five years.


Workshop participants will gain tools, techniques, and tips on how to create and facilitate a safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive community talking circle in their communities and will continue the attendees’ experience of discovering the power of telling their stories and fostering personal and professional development.


Designed to help women believe in the power of self-love and inner strength, the 8 Ways book appeals to all those who seek a path to fulfillment. The book was a 2013 national book selection of the Las Comadres International Book Club and also first runner-up in the 2013 International Latino Book Awards in the Most Inspirational Nonfiction Book category. The hit “8 Ways to Say I Love My Life!” theatrical production won an Imagen Award, which recognizes positive portrayals of Latinos in the media.


Acclaimed musician and philanthropist Vikki Carr wrote the foreword to the “8 Ways to Say I Love My Life” book, and Sylvia Mendoza (“The Book of Latina Women”) edited the book, which tells the inspirational real-life tales and powerful life lessons of eight women, including playwright/screenwriter/novelist Josefina Lopez (“Hungry Woman in Paris,” “Real Women Have Curves”), screenwriter and producer Nancy De Los Santos Reza, motivational speaker Margo De Leon, and communications specialist Laura De Anda.


For more information about the book, contact Arte Publico Press publicity at 713.743.2999. For information about the 8 Ways group, contact Laura De Anda at 760.624.8808 or Susan Orosco at susan@8waystosay.com. For more information about Talking Circle, contact Rita Mosqueda Marmolejo at rmarmolejo005@gmail.comNCLR-8Ways-Workshop

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