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Brenda Speer Pikes Peak Branch, CO Intellectual Property Attorney

Brenda Speer
Pikes Peak Branch, CO
Intellectual Property Attorney

Intellectual Property for Creatives

Instructor: Brenda Speer

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
7:00 p.m. EST
4:00 p.m. Pacific

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About the Master Instructor Brenda Speer

Brenda Speer has been practicing law for more than 25 years and has honed her primary area of emphasis, intellectual property law (patent, trademark and copyright), through both private law firm practice and in-house legal department service. She provides legal counsel to artists, entertainers, innovators, companies and individuals in the creative, technological, business and real estate arts.

Brenda is an avid champion in educating and enabling her clients to protect and nurture their valuable brainchildren and other important personal, business and real estate assets. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband and her collection of books, fashion accessories and sewing and needlework supplies. Brenda is active in the community and is affiliated with many organizations as a member or board director. One of her favorite activities is playing principal French horn with the Pikes Peak Philharmonic.

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Webinar participants will learn:

  • The various forms of intellectual property.
  • Which types of intellectual property apply to and protect your creative works.
  • When you need to seek permission to use another’s creative works.
  • When you should consult with a legal professional regarding commercial exploitation of your creative works.
  • Join us…and ask the questions YOU are dealing with!

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    Untether Yourself…Discover New Horizons of Creativity!

    Instructor: Jane Maclean

    Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
    7:00 p.m. EST
    4:00 p.m. Pacific

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    About the Master Instructor Jane MacLean

    Working in pastels or oil, Jane’s paintings usually have historic themes and feature authentic items. Her most monumental work, MAGIC, was a two-year oil on canvas project that stands 6-feet tall and 20-feet wide. The subject, hot air balloons, is not only an important cultural influence in Albuquerque, New Mexico…but it has come to symbolize Jane’s personal artistic journey.

    As she explains, “I made a conscious decision to untether myself from familiar ground, glide above the scene and gain a new perspective on what I could create. The result was life-changing.”

    Jane is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of New Mexico and President of the Yucca Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Her paintings can be found permanently installed in public buildings, on book covers in the U.S. and China, and in many private collections.

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    Artist and visionary Jane Maclean, President of the Albuquerque Branch, freely admits that she loves the discovery process. When an idea…a vision…is bigger than life, its call is overwhelming.

    If you look at her monumental work, MAGIC, you see the enormity of her vision. The project spanned two years and stands 6-feet tall and 20-feet wide.

    How she was captivated by this “vision to impact her community” and execute it is the subject of this fascinating webinar.

    Webinar participants will learn:

  • The importance of attitude.
  • How to be open to new opportunities outside your comfort zone.
  • How to get ready to spend time and effort. In other words, work!
  • How to design a plan to bring the work to completion. That includes: Setting goals which determine the subject of your work; Research the subject, materials and supplies; and Identify obstacles and plan to overcome them.
  • How to display your vision. This includes: Advance presentation and its importance…and Securing a location.
  • Join us…and expand your own possibilities!

    Spreadsheets 101: Left-Brain Skills for Right-Brain Thinkers

    Instructors: Fran Stewart & Candace Long

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
    7:00 p.m. EST
    4:00 p.m. Pacific

    Members $15
    Non-Members $25

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    Never Be Afraid of Spreadsheets Again!

    This webinar will de-mystify the “fear of spreadsheets” and show you many ways you can use them to plan and manage your career efforts. We’ll also show you step-by-step how to construct one.

    Webinar participants will learn:

  • How to build a spreadsheet

    for your specific needs…using both Numbers (Mac) and Excel (PC & Mac).

  • The how-to’s of constructing a spreadsheet:

    What data to track; How to arrange the data; How to build & modify columns; How to make changes; How to build formulas that produce the bottom line; and much more.

  • How to use them to TRACK things:

    Branch membership, dues and financial spending; Revenue streams; Royalties, inventories and product sales; Characters in your novels.

  • How to use them for ADVANCED projects:

    Discover the revenue potential of a project (called a Pro Forma or Financial Projections); Bid a job & create your own template; Build a realistic budget (for a simple project, or a complex theatrical production); Perform financial analysis to discover trends.

  • About the Master Instructors

    Fran Stewart

    Letters Member & Treasurer, Atlanta Branch

    Fran is an award-winning author who has been mentoring other creative women for years.

    Candace Long (left) and Fran Stewart (right) of the Atlanta, GA branch

    Candace Long (left) and Fran Stewart (right) of the Atlanta, GA branch

    She has 10 published books, six of which are in the popular Biscuit McKee Mystery Series, and is the author of From The Tip of My Pen: a workbook for writers. An expert in spreadsheets, familiar with both Excel and Numbers (the Mac version), Fran serves as the spreadsheet-wielding NLAPW 47th Biennial Treasurer as well as Treasurer for the Atlanta Branch and the Gwinnett Choral Guild of Georgia. She is known for her creative use of spreadsheets, for both business and personal use.

    Candace Long

    Music, Letters & Art Member, Atlanta Branch
    NLAPW 2nd Vice President, Member Finance Committee

    After losing almost everything producing her theatrical musical involving a cast and crew of 58, Candace was determined to improve her left-brain skills and discern better ways of implementing her creative visions. She earned an Executive MBA degree in 2008 and began to teach other right-brain thinkers how to incorporate spreadsheets into their career paths. She will demonstrate how she uses them to bid jobs…how to project and pitch new initiatives such as PenWomen Online…how to provide financial trend analysis to organizations such as NLAPW.

    Writing Memoirs: 10 Keys That Connect Reader To Writer

    Instructor: Janis F. Kearney

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
    7:00 p.m. EST
    4:00 p.m. Pacific

    Janis F. Kearney Writing Our World Press founder

    Janis F. Kearney
    Writing Our World Press founder

    Janis F. Kearney’s writing journey is not a straight line, and it is because of those turns, twists and sometimes retracing of the old, that her writing life has been so fulfilling. The key to good memoir writing, she is convinced; is discovering renewed joy each time one writes another chunk of their lives. In this 60-min. webinar, Janis shares her story, her passion and her successes in writing her life.

    Members $15
    Non-Members $25

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    Webinar Participants will leave the Session:
    …with a list of foolproof writing techniques for creating a memorable memoir.
    …with a resource list that enhances your life story’s credibility.
    …inspired to write your life story – convinced it is worth writing…and, reading.

    About the Master Instructor

    Janis is President of the Arkansas Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women, and Chair of the Arkansas Writers Conference. Additionally, she is a book publisher and author. She was former publisher of the Arkansas State Press Newspaper, and former Personal Diarist to President William J. Clinton. She has taught memoir writing at the college level, and led writing seminars around the country. The native Arkansan is one of 19 children born to sharecroppers, and cotton farmers. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a B.A. in Journalism, and completed 30 graduate level hours toward degrees in Public Administration, and Journalism.

    In 2003, Kearney founded Writing our World Press, a micropublishing company. The Company’s current slate of books include: the award-winning Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir; Quiet Guys Do Great Things, Too – as told by Frank Ross; and Conversations: William Jefferson Clinton…from Hope to Harlem, an oral biography centered around the Clinton presidency and political legacy; Once Upon a Time There was a Girl: a Murder at Mobile Bay; Kearney’s first fiction, and Something to Write Home About: Memories from a Presidential Diarist, her second memoir, nominated for the Small Independent Booksellers Award (SIBA) for 2009. In 2009, WOW Press published Black Classical Musicians in Philadelphia, by Elaine Mack. In 2013, WOW! Press debuted Kearney’s sixth book, Daisy: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, a biographical memoir chronicling the life of civil rights leader Daisy Lee Bates. Her current book project, scheduled for early 2014 release, is Sundays with TJ: 100 Years of Memories on Varner Road; a biographical memoir chronicling the life of Kearney patriarch TJ Kearney – and centered around his special gift of story-sharing.

    Plan for Success in 2014 and Beyond

    Master Instructor: Mariette Edwards

    Tuesday, November 19
    4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
    7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

    Members $15
    Non-Members $25

    What are you itching to do? Whatever your Great Work may be, to achieve it you will need clarity, confidence and a plan. In this lively and highly interactive program, you’ll learn:

    Why creativity is not enough
    Why confidence is a myth and four other common beliefs are too and
    Seven steps you can take right now that will turn your desire into results

    Bring your dreams and let’s get started on making them happen.

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    About the Master Instructor

    Mariette Edwards is founder and president of Do Your Great Work, Inc., an executive coaching firm focused on helping high achievers sell themselves, their ideas and their expertise. Her specialty is positioning, packaging and prepping people to win. Edwards’ work as a strategist and coach has been featured in Make a Name for Yourself by Robin Fisher Roffer, Wired for Creativity by Candace Long and 201 Best Questions To Ask On Your Interview by John Kador. Her articles on career strategies have appeared in print and online around the world including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and CNN London. She is the author of Do Your Great Work: Learn the Rules, Dissolve the Myths that Hold You Back and Start Making It Happen Today, 25 Things You Should Know Before Doing Your Great Work and is a contributor to The Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude 2013 and 2014 Editions.

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    The Journey that Beckons Every Writer, Artist or Composer
    with Marilyn Lewis-Alim (Poet) & Barbara C. Thompson (Music Education Writer)

    This webinar is now available recorded.

    Cost: Members ($15)……Non-Members ($25)

    Finding one’s signature “voice” is what separates great Writers, Artists and Composers from the rest of the pack.

    The journey often takes a lifetime. Some never find it. Still others are content to do what everyone else does. But to the one who presses through the layers of mediocrity to find her vein of gold, something magical awaits: an “a-ha” moment that spills forth with, “This is ME!”

    This “a-ha” is what every artist longs for…finding her unique voice in the artistic medium she loves.

    Finding Your Voice – Part 1 features two seasoned Pen Women:
    • Marilyn Lewis-Alim: Letters Member and Past President of the Huntsville, AL Branch who recently retired from a 14-year career with NASA as an Education Specialist to focus on her love of Poetry.
    • Barbara C. Thompson: Art & Letters Member-At-Large, Barbara C. Thompson, author of The Art of Reading Music for Piano and Keyboard and an award-winning oil landscape artist based in the New York City area.

    Each will talk about her journey…and we will see and hear samples of their work.

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    About the Master Instructors

    Marilyn has spent the bulk of her 40-year career as an educator: an editorial researcher for Reader’s Digest, a curriculum specialist, school system administrator, and as a middle school, high school and college instructor.

    She holds a B.A. in English and Education from Spelman College, a M.A.T. in English and Teaching from Smith College, and an Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership from the University of Massachusetts.

    Throughout a stellar career, early memories of pre-television days and her grandfather reciting poems and singing original lyrics planted inside of her a deep love of poetry. In college, journalism became her primary interest, but poems somehow found their way to the surface, along with a number of poetry awards. Hesitant to write about the turbulent times of the 60’s and 70’s, she put a muzzle on her “free verse” for many years, having concluded that her poetry was merely therapeutic. Teaching writing then became her passion. Small wonder that her students’ poems eventually captured her attention, and she went on to help them publish many literary magazines.

    Her first volume of poetry Alone Together was published in 2001. Currently, she is working on a second volume called Let Me Get My Soul Up Off This Floor.
    Marilyn has been a Pen Woman for 12 years and has served as NLAPW Publications Chair for the past three years. She is editing the upcoming Pen Women Press publication, Spirit, Peace and Joy: A Poetry Anthology by Pen Women planned for release in early December.

    Barbara is an accomplished Writer, Music Educator, and Artist. Since moving upstate to Goshen, New York, Barbara has been a Member-at-Large, but she is the former two-term president of the Manhattan-NYC Branch, NLAPW (2006-2010) and former National Corresponding Secretary (2010-2012).

    Barbara holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ithaca College School of Music, Ithaca, New York, and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Cortland. She holds a New York State permanent teaching certificate for K through 12th grade in both vocal and instrumental music.

    For 27 years, first in New York State, then in Florida, she taught all of the band instruments, general music and chorus, conducted school-wide multi-disciplined events and organized music festivals in public schools. As an award-winning writer, her work has appeared in The Tampa Tribune, Writer’s Digest Magazine and Ancestry Magazine.

    A self-taught oil artist for many years, Barbara’s photography and paintings were juried into the Salmagundi Club, NYC. In 2011, her painting was chosen to be part of a Salmagundi American Landscape exhibit in Amsterdam…and in 2012, Salmagundi awarded one of her paintings the Dominic DeStefano Award for Excellence.

    Today, Barbara teaches piano to students of all ages in Rockland County, New Jersey, and New York State. Her primary goal is writing books to help people enjoy learning music.

    Cost: Members ($15)……Non-Members ($25)

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    Grow Your Branch

    Helpful Tips To Attract New Members

    Master Instructor:
    Rev. Christina Gummere Laurie,
    NLAPW 3rd Vice-President

    NLAPW Members & Non-Members

    To sign up for this webinar, click here to email Webinar Coordinator with your name and email address. Please put “Grow Branch Webinar” in the subject line. You will then be sent info on how to access the webinar.

    We have an unprecedented opportunity to reach a whole new generation of artists…just waiting to “leave their marks” and memorialize their unique “voices.”
    So, why aren’t more women becoming Pen Women? Few women truly believe they are gifted. They need encouragement. They need to know they matter, and that they have something to say through their art.
    Creative, gifted women are rarely understood…much less validated in the need to create. That’s why we need each other!
    This webinar features a 48-year Pen Woman: Christina Laurie. Not 48 years old…rather, a Pen Woman for 48 years!! Christina loves this organization, and her enthusiasm is contagious.

    If your branch is in need of inspirational transfusion, join us! Christina will fire up your creative juices and expand your thinking about why Pen Women matters.

    In this FREE online webinar, you will:
    Learn the types of meetings that attract new members.
    Hear the many benefits of being a Pen Woman, and tips on how to communicate them to others.
    Hear success stories of branches developing their own “signature” programming that people look forward to attending year after year.
    Understand the secret of a branch’s health: encouraging the gifts of others.

    Master Instructor:
    Rev. Christina Gummere Laurie,
    NLAPW 3rd Vice-President

    A Pen Woman for 48 years and a life member, Christina served as Secretary, Vice President and President of Wellesley and Cape Cod Branches, serving Wellesley twice as President. Her capable leadership doubled the Cape Cod Branch, winning her recognition as one who brought in the most new members in the 2008-10 administration.
    Giving membership workshops is dear to her heart. “Without consistent recruiting of new members, our organization will fade out,” she said. “Membership is the backbone of our Pen Women.”

    On the NLAPW National Board, she has served as 4th and 3rd Vice President, Membership, Fundraising and House Chairs, as well as Chaplain for eight years.

    Winner of the Anita Boggs Prize for Poetry at the 2012 Biennial, Christina published a book of haiku, Seasons Rising. Her chapbook of her chaplain’s readings, Inspiration Interludes, raises money for the endowment fund of Pen Arts, our national headquarters…and her children’s book, C is for Cape Cod, will be published in March, 2014.

    Christina has had numerous articles published in newspapers, short stories in several periodicals, and two children’s books being considered for publication. Christina lives, writes, swims, skis, volunteers and golfs on Cape Cod.

    Christina is a Letters member of the Cape Cod Branch.

    The Magic of Light

    The Secret to Unforgettable Photography

    Master Instructor: Dr. Sharyn Bowman Greberman, Award-winning Photographer
    NLAPW President and Letters & Art Member (Chevy Chase Branch)

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    Many people who photograph people or personal experiences concentrate on the technical aspects of photography, but overlook the one thing that can make or break a photo: the quality of light itself.

    In this webinar, award-winning photographer Sharyn Bowman Greberman will share insights on how to make the most of natural light.

    This webinar is ideal for amateur photographers along with beginners who want to improve their images. Other visual artists may also benefit. There will be ample time for Q & A.

    In this online webinar, you will:
    Learn to evaluate natural light as an important component that will make your photograph more effective…and exceptional.
    Learn the photographer’s most common mistakes.
    See examples of Sharyn’s work and hear about her journey as a photographer.

    Master Instructor:
    Dr. Sharyn Bowman Greberman,
    NLAPW President

    Sharyn is an award-winning photographer who was finally able to tap into her love of photography after a long career as a research scientist.

    She holds Master of Health Science and Doctor of Science degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. For many years, Sharyn conducted research at the National Institutes of Health and has written many scholarly publications in medical journals. She was awarded a Fogarty Fellowship to carry out substance abuse research in Japan. After founding her own scientific consulting company with her husband, Mel, Sharyn did radiological research for the U.S. Army.

    Now, all of Sharyn’s time is devoted to serving as NLAPW National President and to her photography, as she shows her work regularly in galleries in the Washington, DC area.

    She is an Art and Letters member of the Chevy Chase Branch.

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    Dr. Bernice Reid: An Intimate Portrait As Seen Through The Eyes of a Portrait Artist

    Dr. Bernice Reid is an Art, Letters & Music Member At Large

    This is a rare opportunity to be mentored by one of the League’s national treasures. Former NLAPW President, Dr. Bernice Reid “felt the call” to become an artist at a time in our nation’s history when most black children had few such aspirations. Her commitment to the arts opened doors of opportunity for countless others.

    We’ve asked Bernice to share her creative journey and some of the life lessons she has learned along the way. In this webinar, she will share:
    How she realized her dream of becoming a portrait artist.

    What the NLAPW has meant to her over the years.

    How she learned to overcome adversity with grace.

    How she expanded her vision of “what I was put on earth to do.”

    Life lessons to encourage younger artists, many of which come from her book, Grandmother’s Shelf: Life Lessons For Successful Living.

    Bernice Reid is an award-winning educator whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She holds a B.A. in Education, cum laude, from West Virginia State University, a M.A. and Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Arlington with a concentration in second language acquisition, and certification in the study of English, French, German and Social Studies. In addition, she holds certificates in Christian Education and Administration as well as a certificate of ordination. Along with two other teachers and a counselor, she founded the Arlington Cultural and Educational Foundation in order to enrich the lives of minority students. This effort soon expanded to include Trinity Lyceum, a school with an individualized and accelerated Christian education. Her honors are many, including: Sharon Christa McAuliffe Education of Learning & Liberty; Wall of Fame: Arlington Independent School District; Duden Awards for Outstanding Teacher of German; and Outstanding Teacher in the Southwest. Bernice is listed in the Cambridge Who’s Who; The World Who’s Who of Women and Notable Women of Texas. Recently suffering a stroke, Bernice continues to withstand life’s adversities with faith. She currently serves on the NLAPW Board of Directors as Historian, and teaches internationally online. She and husband Carlton Reid, retired military officer and retired regional director of Headstart, are blessed with six adult children, thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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    The Value of Expressive Writing

    Ronni Miller, Founder of Write It Out® and Letters Member from Sarasota Branch

    Ronni Miller, the founder of Write It Out®, a motivational and expressive writing program will facilitate a hands-on expressive writing session with exercises to express feelings, memories and experiences. She will share information about the work of James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D., who has endorsed her Program, and is the leading researcher recognized internationally for his work with expressive writing that supports the importance of addressing emotional issues to gain personal growth.

    In this webinar, you will learn to:
    Express authentic feelings in writing to contribute to personal growth.
    Express memories in writing to boost individual uniqueness.
    Express life experiences in writing to open up and free locked material.
    Develop self-confidence and self-worth through authentic written expression.
    Experience freedom to discover inner happiness through writing.

    Ronni Miller created the Write It Out® program in 1992. A graduate of Boston University with a BA in English, her program is based on her experiences as a writer, editor and educator. She facilitates workshops in the US and Italy at colleges, education and health centers, hospitals and private locations in addition to her private practice. She is also an award-winning author of short stories and a children’s book, and has published three nonfiction books, including her latest book Cocoon To Butterfly: A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing. Ronni is a Letters member of the Sarasota, Florida branch, Co-Chair of Programs and Chair of Outreach for the NLAPW Florida State Association.

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    Shine Your Light: Promote Your Work Through Blogs & Twitter

    Treanor Baring, 1st VP, NLAPW, Letters & Art Member (Delta Branch)

    This webinar is designed for creative artists looking to tap into the power of the web to expand your audience. Treanor, a professional wordsmith and artist, will cover how to create effective blog content to communicate with target audiences and get your work noticed. She will take participants through the steps of creating a Twitter account and how to use it. She will share online resources for inspiration and software options and give an overview of other social networking tools. You’ll get the basic savvy you need to feel confident promoting your work on the world wide web.

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    Effective PR: Create Buzz About You & Your Work

    Sylvia Hoehns Wright, Founder of The Wright Scoop, PR Chair for NLAPW & Letters Member-at-Large

    This webinar is designed to help you assess, brand and communicate yourself and your creative work as an easily-recognized industry professional. You’ll be exposed to the mechanics of PR and learn techniques that have proven successful in niche markets. Sylvia will profile successful PR campaigns as she teaches us about self-assessment, branding concepts, communication formats and implementation strategies.

    Sylvia Hoehns Wright is the PR Chair for NLAPW as well as founder of her own PR boutique, The Wright Scoop. She is recognized nationally as a communications specialist, and is experienced in helping her clients understand how to use today’s social media. A former career strategy columnist for the Greater Richmond Partnership’s Work Magazine (WM), Sylvia was profiled by the Bureau of Business Practice, featured by the Virginia Better Business Bureau and VA Commonwealth University’s Alumni Showcase, and listed in the Who’s Who of America and International Professionals. Further detail of her professional activities is available at

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    Digital Composing Using Today’s Technology

    Candace Long, Atlanta Branch, GA

    In this webinar, award-winning composer Candace Long will give you a look at some of the tools of the modern digital composer, and the way many composers write music today.

    Here’s what you’ll learn:
    The difference between traditional notation and Nashville-style lead sheets…A virtual tour of her studio and how to build a state-of-the-art digital audio workstation…How synthesizers, sequencers and software all work together…and a three-minute music video of how “Tsunami” was written.

    NLAPW Members: $15
    Non-Members: $25

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    About Candace Long
    Candace is a 40+ year veteran of the Music Industry: as a Performer, Composer, Theatrical Producer and Entertainment Project Developer. She began writing songs at 13, and went on to tour the college circuit as a singer/songwriter in the 70′s. She invested many years commuting to Nashville working on her songwriting career with other writers and publishers. Her first business was writing and producing commercial jingles for clients while based in Colorado, winning the Denver Advertising Federation Alfie Award for best 60-second television commercial. Her first musical, A Time To Dance, premiered in Atlanta in 1989 and has since garnered eleven music awards, three of which were from Billboard Magazine. In 2009, she previewed her second musical, auDEO: The Dance. Serving NLAPW as 2nd Vice President, Candace took First Place in the 2012 Biennial Music Composer Awards with “Tsunami,” an orchestral composition using a 16-track synthesizer and Pro Tools digital audio workstation. She is a Music, Letters and Art Member.

    See What I’m Saying: What Children Tell Us Through Their Art

    Dr. Myra Levick, Ph.D., ATR-BC, Boca Raton Branch, FL

    This timely 60-minute webinar introduces us to the Art Therapy Assessment created by the founder and first president of the American Art Therapy Association. We are honored to feature Dr. Myra Levick, a distinguished Pen Woman from the Boca Raton Branch. She will show drawings from ages 2 – 11 and teach us how to spot the early signs of emotional trauma in our children and grandchildren, and what to do about it. This webinar is ideal for parents, grandparents, and others involved in child development and education.

    Here’s what you’ll learn:
    An introduction to Dr. Levick’s Art Therapy Assessment.
    Thirty-five (35) drawings from children (K – Grade 6) and how their levels of cognitive and emotional functioning are determined.
    The results of the study and implications as they relate to the emotional health of today’s children.
    Q & A

    NLAPW Members: $15
    Non-Members: $25

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    About Dr. Myra Levick
    Dr. Myra Levick has been an exhibiting artist, psychologist and art psychotherapist for over 40 years. She has a BFA in painting and Ph.D. in Child Development and Education. She developed the first graduate program in the field of art therapy at Hahnemann University and Medical College in Philadelphia. A founder and first president of the American Art Therapy Association, Dr. Levick is also Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the Arts in Psychotherapy, An International Journal. She has published a text book and two books for parents and teachers defining the field of art therapy. Well into her 80’s, Dr. Levick is the Director of the South Florida Art Psychotherapy Institute and is a guest lecturer, teaching graduate art therapy and psychology courses in universities around the country.

    How to Create An Online Presence

    Lynne Morgan Spreen

    This 60-minute webinar presents an overview and explain the benefits of social networking tools such as Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and eBooks as a means of marketing your work. Held and recorded on February 21, 2012 and now available for download!

    “I must say it was great! I’ve been to a number of online lectures, and Lynne’s was the best. I have a Facebook page but had no idea what to do with it after I set it up. Tomorrow I’m going to work on it with the knowledge I’ve gained tonight.”
    Christina Laurie, Creations by Christina, Cape Cod, MA

    “Thank you Lynne – for a great presentation. I have been so reluctant to kick up Facebook and Twitter for my business…The good news is that you made it seem very simple to get started. The bad news – I can no longer avoid the inevitable! You made the benefits to business too compelling to ignore any longer.
    Great job!!”
    Susan Michele, Walker-Michele Design Studio, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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    Here’s what this downloadable webinar covers:
    Harnessing the power of the Internet to market your work.
    The two essential components of successful online marketing.
    Three critical skills for making the most of your time online.
    Using social networking such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and many more.
    Blogging as a means of expanding your customer base.
    Using eBooks to market your product.

    Your Master Instructor will be Lynne Spreen of the Palm Springs Branch, CA. As a former human resources executive, Lynne conducted training classes and seminars in the corporate arena.
    As an aspiring novelist, Lynne has gained significant expertise in establishing an online presence, or “platform.” She has an online following on 8 online communities. She writes book reviews at and, and her blog is available by paid subscription on Kindle. Additionally, she has filmed and uploaded video for YouTube. For more information email:

    1. Overview of the class
    2. Depiction of the current marketing environment (i.e. Why a creative person needs an online presence) and how social networking can help promote one’s product
    3. Description of tools in order of complexity from low to high: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Website (without blog), Website (with blog), and Ebooks.
    4. Conclusion, including a list of resources so students may pursue implementation of the tools on an independent basis.
    5. Q&A. (Pre-Recorded, no longer accepting questions).

    NLAPW members:

    To submit a topic for consideration with PenWomen Online, answer the following:
    1. The title of your proposed topic. (something that would draw members & non-members)
    2. 2-3 paragraphs about your background, credentials & experience.
    3. 3-5 takeaways that the webinar participant can expect.
    4. A letter of recommendation from your Branch President.
    5. Your contact information.

    Send your proposal to Candace Long at

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