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Cheryl Somers Aubin

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● Author, The Survivor Tree: Inspired by a True Story, August, 2011


● Presenter, Gaithersburg Book Festival, June 2012


● Workshop leader, "Writing the Family memoir," Cape Cod Genealogical Society, August 20, 2011

Workshop leader, "Writing the Family Memoir," Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild, March 12, 2011

● Workshop leader, "Writing the Family Memoir," Historical Society of Washington DC's Annual Conference, November 5, 2010

Workshop leader, "Writing the Family Story or Memoir," Cape Cod Writers Conference, August 20, 2010

● Contributing writer, From the Heart: A Collection of Stories and Poems From the Front Lines of Parenting

● "Featured Writer" ArtSpark art and reading events, Arlington, VA, October 17, 2009, January 16, 2010, June 12, 2010.

● Writing coach 2008 - 2010

● Workshop Leader, "Capturing Autumn Memories," Arlington County Senior Citizens Program, Fall, 2009

● Presenter and Panelist, "Women Artists/Women Healing: A project of the DC Arts Commission," March 31, 2009

● Workshop leader, "Capturing Christmas Memories," January 2009

● Instructor, “Foundations of Writing: Writing Workshops," Vienna Community Center, 2007 - 2009

● Faculty, Johns Hopkins University, Evergreen Society, “Foundations of Writing: Introduction to Memoir Writing," February 27 - May 28, 2008.

Workshop Leader, "Writing About Faith," January, 2008 - present

● Instructor, “Foundations of Writing: The Memoir I and II,” Arlington County Senior Citizens Program, 2006 - 2007, Vienna Community Center, 2006 - 2007

● Developed concept, selected speakers and presided at "Writing Your Personal History" Symposium, Vienna, VA May 2008

● Speaker, “Writing Your Personal History” Symposium, Vienna Community Center, May 2006, May 2007, May 2008, May 2009 and May 2010

● Volunteer Assistant, “Writing Your Personal History” class, Vienna Community Center, September 2005 - March 2006

● Advisor to Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Alumni Program and Alumni Newsletter contributor 2005 - 2010
● Published essays and articles in The Washington Post, Foundation Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Journal Newspapers, Elan Magazine, The Myrtle Beach Sun News, Times Community Newspapers, and other newspapers and periodicals, 1990 - present
● Advised author on concept and content of book on retirement
● Conducted market research for a pharmaceutical association, 2004-2005
● Contributed articles for Part-Times, the newsletter for the Johns Hopkins writing program, 2000-2004
● Edited and published Somers Family History booklet written by Helen Somers Johnsen, 2001
● With co-author, researched and wrote book proposal, "Do I Need Therapy?" Represented by Goldfarb and Associates Literary Agency, 1999 - 2000
● Researcher for Money Magazine, 1997, 1998
● Business writing has ranged from text for corporate brochures to proposals, from marketing plans to advertising copy