September 8, 2018

Writers Paradise is a writers retreat to recognize and celebrate the art of writing and the importance of writers.


 The event will feature 

 *an on-site writing coach

 *an on-site editor  

*journaling tactics 

*meditative exercises to prevent writers block  

*writing prompt exercises  

 


We have invited dozens of authors, poets, educators, students and community members to join us.


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Call for performers!

If you would like to read an excerpt of your work or recite a poem please email polland@pollandllc.com or call 585.210.8192. 

Master of Ceremonies & Facilitators

Ebony Nicole Smith, Facilitator

Founder of Exclusively4Clergy


Writing coach to clergy and teaches others how to effectively publish their manuscripts


Author of Eve’s Confessions, 5Harts and Wake Up To Your God Given Purpose


Associates degree in Bible/Biblical Studies from Midwest College of Theology


www.ebonynicolesmith.com

Jennifer Rodibaugh, Facilitator

Change Management Specialist &

Toastmasters International Member


More than a decade of corporate communications experience


Believes that open dialogue, clear goals, and a good sense of humor make change a little easier


Bachelor of Arts, Literature

University of Montana


www.linkedin.com/in/jennifersweet

Nancy Steinkamp, Facilitator

Founder of Wisdom Writing, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Journal Writing Instructor


Experienced human service professional who has learned that everyone has wisdom to share   


 Master of Science, University of Colorado   


Studied with the Center for Journal Therapy and Therapeutic Writing Institute and uses expressive writing as a tool for personal and professional growth


https://wisdomwriting.org/ 


  https:/www.facebook.com/wisdomwritingnsteinkamp


https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancysteinkamp     

Corey Tanksley, Facilitator

Founder of Rochester Black Authors Expo (RBAE)


Author of B-Boy to Man: Freshmen (2014) the debut novel of his four book series 


Recipient of the Roc Award for best Author (2015)


Organized the very first Black Author Expo in the history of Rochester, New York


RBAE will be celebrating its fourth year in May 2018


https://www.facebook.com/rochesterblackauthorexpo2/



CaTyra Polland, Hostess

Founder of Polland Enterprises, LLC and Career Prep


Author of Professionalism, What's That (2017) http://amzn.to/2zihhPs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r73cddN6jz8


New York State Minority Women Business Enterprise Certified (Career Prep)


Master of Arts SUNY Albany


Bachelor of Arts SUNY Buffalo


www.linkedin.com/in/cpolland


https://www.amazon.com/CaTyra-Polland/e/B071FSJBJ3/


Performers

Breanna J. Marshall

Breanna J. Marshall, known to the writing industry as Author Breanna J, is a 25-year-old author, hailing from Rochester, NY. 


She is hitting the scene with her debut novel, “In The Name of Love,” released January 2018. 


She started writing at the age of 7, using poetry to express herself in her times of loneliness.  The urge for writing novels came when she knew that her love of writing was good enough to share with the world. Her goal in the industry is to take the success she receives and help young girls with low self-esteem. She hopes that her writings show those that have low self-esteem and have the unfortunate circumstance of living in bad environments that things get better.