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Reconnect & Reimagine: IWWG 2022 has ended
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Laura Engel

Author of my debut memoir, You'll Forget This Ever Happened-Secrets, Shame, and Adoption in the 1960s. I am originally from Mississippi and transplanted to San Diego, California over 50 years ago. I love my life which includes a beloved husband, 5 grown children and 10 grandchildren. I retired from a corporate career in 2016 and began writing and taking classes at San Diego Writers Ink where I fell in love with our strong memoir writing community. I have served as San Diego Memoir Writers' President for four years now. In 2018 I attended my first IWWG summer conference and it was life changing. I had just finished my first draft of my memoir when I arrived at the conference. There was so much support and inspiration at that first conference, and I know that helped me to become a better writer in many ways. So much has happened since then. I have been published in anthologies as well a online magazines. My first book was published May of 2022 and scenes from my memoir have been performed on stage by professional actors over the years while I was writing it. I adore IWWG and have been blessed with many of the amazing women I have met there.