BBF Unbound: Set Your Writing Free: Write from Your Intuition and Heart


Sarah Smith
Crimes and Survivors, Sunday, October 17 |Sunday, October 24 | virtual

"When my niece went to college," Sarah Smith says, "she had to deal with being African American but not brought up in a 'normal' African American culture. I listened to her talk about stereotyping. Being me, I wrote a book." In Crimes and Survivors, set in 1912, a young woman who has always thought she was white finds out that her grandfather may not be. She follows her grandfather onto the newest, biggest steamer in the world, hoping to learn an easy truth. But what she finds on Titanic is not what race she is, but who she might be—and what she has to do about it. Smith's internationally bestselling mysteries have won the Agatha and the Massachusetts Book Award. They've been named New York Times Books of the Year twice, Waterstone's Book of the Year, Entertainment Weekly Editor's Choice, and many other things that make her happy. She's happiest when she's writing or meeting readers.

Carolyn Marie Wilkins is the author of a singing textbook, two memoirs, and three mystery novels: Death at a Séance, Melody for Murder, and Mojo for Murder. She is also a Reiki master, a psychic medium, and a professor at Berklee College of Music Online. Wilkins has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony and represented her country as a Jazz Ambassador for the US State Department. An initiated priestess of Yemaya, the African goddess of motherhood, compassion, and the ocean, she holds certificates of completion in mediumship from the JVP School of Mystical Arts, the British mediums Tony Stockwell and Mavis Pittilla.

Do you yearn for those moments when words seem to write themselves? Learn to bypass the self-doubt, self-judgment, and perfectionism that cause writers’ block. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to experience connecting with their deepest writing self and writing from a trance state. Tarot cards, meditation, and ritual will be used to enhance the experience. This one-hour interactive workshop will be led by authors Carolyn Wilkins and Sarah Smith and is open to writers in all genres. No experience is necessary. All are welcome.