Write Stories That Change the World & Pitch them to TV & Movie Producers
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Date: September 27, 2014, Saturday
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Venue: El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo, CA
*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members when you pay online
*$5 Discount for CBW-LA Members when you pay at the door
*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and copies of the speakers' books Jill Gurr's DOLPHIN'S HEALING & Pamela Jaye Smith's SHOW ME THE LOVE
ABOUT THE BOOKS
DOLPHIN HEALING includes 18 detailed illustrations by artist Valerie Woelk. Being bullied makes Julie feel miserable, but she has a bigger challenge to overcome when she discovers that she has cancer and must stay in the hospital for treatment. Julie returns to school after losing all her hair. Classmate Danny embarrasses her in front of the entire class. She runs away to her secret spot where she meets Dreamer. He's a special dolphin and through their friendship, she heals. Julie learns from a marine biologist that the owner of the local fishery where her mother works is killing dolphins to capture tuna fish. Julie becomes an activist to save dolphins from the nets. However, after a very traumatic experience where she loses her best friend, the cancer returns. Julie is dying and nothing can save her, but just when there's no hope for her recovery, she learns a visualization technique. She discovers that her thoughts and feelings can affect her disease. As she regains good health and self-confidence, her popularity soars and she receives support. Julie is finally able to help save the dolphins. She becomes cherished by her new friends, and people from all over the world.
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