Story Circle Network Star Blogger


Yay!! I have just been awarded a rather coveted blogging award by the ladies from the inimitable women’s memoir writing group, Story Circle Network.

According to the SCN web site:

Each month, we choose one of our SCN bloggers to be featured in our national eletter. The selection is made on the basis of the blog’s outstanding content, visual appeal, and the importance of its contribution to the growing universe of lifestory blogging. We’ve marked these featured bloggers with a clip_image002

What a surprise I got when I opened my e-mail to discover that I had been nominated for this award!

Thank you SCN ! J


But who, or what, are Story Circle Network? In case you have never heard of them, SCN is a forum dedicated to helping women tell their stories based upon a strong belief and mission in the importance of women sharing their personal her-stories. Originally set up in 1997 by Dr Susan Wittig Albert the group has grown to become an international forum where women all over the United States gather together in local groups, or online for international members, to write, share and encourage one another to keep on telling their stories. Apart from their Internet Chapter [where I facilitate a Mindful Writing group – more about mindful writing in another post!], SCN also offer a fascinating and inspiring selection of online classes, all taught by wonderful teachers and mentors. They also run a mentoring program, publish a quarterly Journal, and a selection of monthly e-newsletters.

Bur perhaps my very favourite section of the ever-growing SCN web site is their Book Review site. Here they offer a marvellous selection of ever-changing, ever new, reviews of books written by women, including memoirs, autobiographies, creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry. You will find a selection of my own reviews there also.

In the words of Story Circle Network themselves,

The Network is for every woman who aims to claim the power of her experience, who wants to map her journey, and who is determined to name herself.