Write Your Trauma: Harness Your Darkness to Create Compelling Work

Friday, May 31, 1 P.M. PT

We'll discuss how to use personal trauma to create work that emotionally resonates. We'll discuss works that do this well, and afterward attendees will participate in a short brainstorming/writing session that will give them a concrete idea to pursue. Q&A will follow.

Instructor: Mercedes M. Yardley

Mercedes M. Yardley is a two-time Bram Stoker Award winner who lives in Las Vegas. She is the author of Darling, the Stabby Award-winning Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, Pretty Little Dead Girls, Love is a Crematorium, and Nameless. Mercedes is the senior fiction editor of Gamut Magazine, a member of the SFWA, ANWA, Brother Grimms Society of North America, and serves within the HWA. You can find her at mercedesmyardley.com.