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McKelvey School of Engineering

Conscious Language: A Practical Guide for Writers

Saturday, July 24 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Event

This event is part the Free Public Programs series presented by WashU's Summer Writers Institute and in collaboration with St. Louis Public Library. 

About the Webinar

This live webinar will offer strategies and resources for storytellers and writers of all ages who want to write memoir, whether short form or book length, whether for loved ones or for a wider audience. Where to begin? Gabe Montesanti, a creative writing teacher and debut author whose memoir is forthcoming, will introduce participants to basic approaches to form and structure, how to cultivate one’s unique voice, and techniques to stay on track in this creative, demanding, deeply personal process.

Register online to receive the Zoom information.


A reading list and other resources related to this topic are available here through the Public Library. 

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society



University College


Event Contact

Sylvia Sukop | ssukop@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Karen Yin, founder of Conscious Style Guide and Editors of Color, has been featured by ForbesWomen, in Writing Like You’re Woke: There’s a Guide for That. Named by Poynter as one of the top tools for journalists in 2018, Conscious Style Guide is recommended by BuzzFeed, The Chicago Manual of Style, The Society of Professional Journalists, the National Speech and Debate Association, and countless others, including NASA. 

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