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San Gabriel Valley Women Writers Meeting

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge (map)


SGVWW October Meeting: Defeating Imposter Syndrome

Please join us for a very special and hugely important meeting on Saturday October 19, when Dr. Stacey Simmons leads a panel on confidence and Imposter Syndrome.

Does the voice of a deep inner critic sabotage you? Do you hear it saying detrimental phrases like, “No, I shouldn’t,” “I can’t,” “I’m not good enough,” or “I’m a fraud,” that keep you from reaching your creative potential? If so, you’re not alone. This is an extremely common form of anxiety known as Imposter Syndrome. According to statistics from the American Psychology Association, 70% of people suffer from imposter syndrome at some point in their lives, and it affects creative people and women more than most.

But there is a way to turn the inner dialogue around, and embrace your confidence instead. In this panel, psychotherapist Dr. Stacey Simmons will lead a discussion on how to identify the powers of imposter syndrome and defeat them once and for all. Joining her are actor, singer, and mental health advocate Bryce Charles, who has appeared in The Book of Mormon, Tales of the City, Blackish, and Ragtime, among others. We are also expecting a former broadcast journalist and producer who wishes to remain anonymous at this time.

Join us (and bring a notebook) to identify the voice of your inner critic and learn the tools to defeating their power forever.

SGVWW meets monthly, usually on the third Saturdays, to network and learn about a different topic related to writing and publishing. We meet at the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse at 10 a.m. (It's a wonderful bookstore, so please make time to look around!) Please come early so you can get breakfast before starting time, and RSVP here so we can save you a seat.

Please, only RSVP Yes if you are committed to coming, and then make every effort to attend. Thank you.

See you on October 19!

San Gabriel Valley Women Writers (SGVWW) is a supportive and knowledgable community of women-identified and gender non-binary writers focused on helping each other further our writing goals. We meet in-person monthly, usually on the third Saturdays, to network and learn about a different topic related to writing and publishing. Our monthly talks are hosted by a variety of professionals and cover everything from tax laws to building a writer's website, from finding an agent and pitching publications to creating compelling characters and writing strong dialogue. Writers of all types are welcome: journalists, fiction and non-fiction authors, novelists, poets, bloggers, professional and amateur, etc. We also meet online in our Facebook group. Join us!