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Celebrate Women's History Month with Rough Writers!

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In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month! Join us on Monday (03/08) at 7 pm (PST) | 10 pm (EST) to hear from Rough Writers: Faith Pinho and Jessica Innis.

Our first speaker of the night is Faith Pinho, a journalist based in Long Beach, and curator of Me Too: Unwanted Collections, a woman-centric art exhibit curated to showcase the multitudes of #MeToo moments each woman carries inside herself. Next on the stage is Jessica Innis, a creator, a designer, and an innovator based in New Jersey. She will give her first Ice-Breaker to the club and talk about building confidence, self-love, self-awareness, education, dealing with bullying, taking action against racism, relationships, and entrepreneurship.

Get ready to participate!

You are also welcome to join in our Writing Table Topics.

Our next meeting falls on March 8th, which is International Women’s Day, celebrated during National Women’s History Month. The theme for 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge.

Last month—February—was Black History Month. These two months bring attention to the accomplishments of populations that are often times minimized or altogether ignored.

Now you are invited to Choose this Challenge while paying special attention to International Women’s Day and/or Black History Month.

For this writing prompt, we offer you the opportunity to write an essay or creative piece about a personal hero who works to make an impact, change the world, or rise to a challenge. Who has inspired you with their mission of justice, equality, peace, health, kindness, art…?

Please tell us about a journey of transformation, discovery, or achievement and this hero’s journey.

You have 350 words. Go! You will be invited to share your short-story during a portion of our meeting called Table Topics!

For more information and to obtain the meeting password, please email our VP of PR Ana Clara Otoni, [masked].
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Rough Writers is a unique Toastmasters club, as we provide a diverse experience to speakers, writers, and entrepreneurs. We support them to better connect with audiences and share their ideas.

We help writers and entrepreneurs to develop their creativity and storytelling skills through bi-weekly writing exercises and workshops. Our members are empowered to transform their speeches into published work. We produce a collective book every year!

We also guide speakers and Toastmasters to master the art of public speaking and spread their messages outside of the Toastmasters community. Our members are encouraged to participate in inventive speaking set-ups, such as bi-weekly improvs and international speaking competitions.

Come check us out to see for yourself why we are not your ordinary Toastmasters club or writing group, but the best of both worlds.

For more information and to obtain the meeting password, please email our VP of PR Ana Clara Otoni, [masked].

The Rough Writers Toastmasters Club

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Rough Writers is a unique Toastmasters club, as we provide a diverse experience to speakers, writers, and entrepreneurs. We support them to better connect with audiences and share their ideas.

We help writers and entrepreneurs to develop their creativity and storytelling skills through bi-weekly writing exercises and workshops. Our members are empowered to transform their speeches into published work. We produce a collective book every year!

We also guide speakers and Toastmasters to master the art of public speaking and spread their messages outside of the Toastmasters community. Our members are encouraged to participate in inventive speaking set-ups, such as bi-weekly improvs and international speaking competitions.

Come check us out to see for yourself why we are not your ordinary Toastmasters club or writing group, but the best of both worlds.

For more information and to obtain the meeting password, please email our VP of PR Ana Clara Otoni, [masked].

The Rough Writers Toastmasters Club

Online event

Rough Writers is a unique Toastmasters club, as we provide a diverse experience to speakers, writers, and entrepreneurs. We support them to better connect with audiences and share their ideas.

We help writers and entrepreneurs to develop their creativity and storytelling skills through bi-weekly writing exercises and workshops. Our members are empowered to transform their speeches into published work. We produce a collective book every year!

We also guide speakers and Toastmasters to master the art of public speaking and spread their messages outside of the Toastmasters community. Our members are encouraged to participate in inventive speaking set-ups, such as bi-weekly improvs and international speaking competitions.

Come check us out to see for yourself why we are not your ordinary Toastmasters club or writing group, but the best of both worlds.

For more information and to obtain the meeting password, please email our VP of PR Ana Clara Otoni, [masked].

The Rough Writers Toastmasters Club

Online event

Rough Writers is a unique Toastmasters club, as we provide a diverse experience to speakers, writers, and entrepreneurs. We support them to better connect with audiences and share their ideas.

We help writers and entrepreneurs to develop their creativity and storytelling skills through bi-weekly writing exercises and workshops. Our members are empowered to transform their speeches into published work. We produce a collective book every year!

We also guide speakers and Toastmasters to master the art of public speaking and spread their messages outside of the Toastmasters community. Our members are encouraged to participate in inventive speaking set-ups, such as bi-weekly improvs and international speaking competitions.

Come check us out to see for yourself why we are not your ordinary Toastmasters club or writing group, but the best of both worlds.

For more information and to obtain the meeting password, please email our VP of PR Ana Clara Otoni, [masked].

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The Rough Writers Toastmasters Club

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