Cheryl Woodson Speaks At Chattanooga Writers Guild July 9

Monday, July 01, 2013

Dr. Cheryl Woodson, author and speaker, will present topics on professional behavior and opportunities open to writers of all levels, emphasizing how to be a professional writer, even before you publish your work, at the Chattanooga Writers Guild on July 9, 6:30 p.m at the Chattanooga Downtown Library.  The event is free and open to the public.  

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to: develop and commit to a personally relevant writing schedule, describe the characteristics of useful critique group members, access several writing resources and tools and list three advantages of attending writing conferences.

Review for Cheryl E Woodson, MD: 

Dr. Cheryl Woodson writes women's fiction with multicultural characters who have been on the planet long enough to develop wisdom along with their insecurities. After submitting manuscripts, the strength of Cheryl's writing gained her admission to "invitation-only" master classes and conferences, including: Wesleyan University Writers' Conference (Middletown, CT), SEAK Writer's Conference for Physicians in Cape Cod, MA, Midwest Writer's Conference at Ball State University and Competitive Master Classes at Write By the Lake (University of WI,- Madison).

Her fiction includes novels (What the Mirror Sees, and The Sounds of Cajun Spice), short stories, essays and flash fiction.  She is also an expert in geriatric medicine (the care of older adults) with over 30 years' experience in teaching, clinical practice, and public policy advocacy.

National publications, including The New York Times website, have invited Dr. Woodson to submit articles. She is an informative and entertaining speaker whom the New York Times called "a frank and funny woman. She frequently speaks to national organizations; healthcare, and social service professionals; patients, families, clergy, community and business organizations about the needs of American's growing senior population. Her topics include: Medicare; healthcare financing; eldercare public policy; Geriatrics and developing eldercare professionals; the aging workforce; Alzheimer's/dementia; caregiver survival, elder abuse and neglect; end of life decision-making; healthy weight and physical fitness; women's health; stress management; the magic of menopause; and how to age excellently. She also offers inspirational topics about how to live our dreams. 

Dr. Woodson's book, To Survive Caregiving: A Daughter's Experience, A Doctor's Advice, offers her professional and personal experience to help families give excellent eldercare without destroying their own physical, financial, emotional and spiritual health. AARP endorsed this informative, practical, and humorous resource in two PBS programs and it is a preferred resource of the national Alzheimer's Association. She was appointed a Congressional Delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging

Dr. Woodson's list of academic and professional credentials are available at www.drcherylwoodson.com

Copies of To Survive Caregiving will be available for $10 at the meeting.



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