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Monday, November 29, 2010


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The 2011 San Francisco Writers Conference Announces The Ellen Taliaferro, MD, Scholarship

Dedicated to Restoring Health after Trauma through Writing

Survivors of trauma and abuse—as well as the advocates and professionals who support them—can apply for a scholarship to the 2011 San Francisco Writers Conference where their writing will be recognized and reviewed by literary agents and publishing houses.

San Francisco, CA—11/28/2010—The 2011 San Francisco Writers Conference has been endowed a remarkable scholarship that will focus on the healing power of writing. The Ellen Taliaferro, MD, Scholarship Dedicated to Restoring Health after Trauma through Writing will be awarded to a writer who is writing as a survivor of trauma or abuse—or an advocate or professional who is working with them. The scholarship will pay for a full registration to the 2011 San Francisco Writers Conference to be held February 18–20, 2011 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel. The scholarship will include a private appointment with a nonfiction editor and agent. There will be a small stipend to partially cover travel and accommodations.

To apply for the scholarship, writers must submit the following items and meet the following criteria:

• Each entry will consist of four items:

1. An email stating your name, contact information, and email address. Include a random four-digit number OR your phone number for identification purposes in this email.

2. A 250-word explanation of why you want the scholarship

3. Four (4) pages of your work or proposed work in progress

4. A single-page proposal outline of your project

• Each page must have a header that contains your chosen four (4) digit number or phone number.

• Do not put your name on any item submitted other than your entry email (item #1 above).

• Use a 12 point standard font and one inch margins for all documents

• Use 1.5 spacing for the four-page submission of your work in progress

The story can be written as a personal story, memoir, nonfiction book or novel. The deadline for submissions is December 23, 2010. There is no entry fee required. Entries for scholarship must be directed electronically to Ellen Taliaferro, MD via email at DrTSpeaks@gmail.com.

For questions about the scholarship, contact Dr. Taliaferro at 650-393-3660.

The scholarship was created by Dr. Ellen Taliaferro, Project Director of the Health After Trauma Project, author of WellWriting For Health After Trauma and Abuse and co-author of The Physician's Guide to Intimate Partner Violence and Respond to Intimate Partner Violence – 10 Action Steps You Can Take to Help Your Patients and Your Practice (See complete bio below)

"My goal in funding this scholarship is to highlight awareness of the fact that when bad things happen to people, they have a choice to grow and become better as a result of their misfortune," said Dr. Taliaferro. She adds, "I chose the San Francisco Writers Conference for this scholarship because it excels in offering opportunities for writers attending the conference to interact with the faculty—authors, editors, agents and publishers."

The 2011 San Francisco Writers Conference will take place February 18-20, 2011 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel. Several different types of scholarships are awarded each year to help deserving writers attend the event and advance their writing objectives. Donations from individuals and companies (including John Wiley & Sons) make scholarships available for Bay Area high school students and college students studying for their MFA degrees. Scholarships funded by Kevin Smokler, Alexis Masters, and Victoria Hudson are awarded to deserving adult writers. Individuals and companies can create scholarships in their own name or donate to the existing San Francisco Writers Conference scholarship program. The San Francisco Writers Conference is a 509(a)2 non-profit charity. For more information about the San Francisco Writers Conference programs, writing contests, and scholarships go to www.SFWriters.org.

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Short Version of the Release:

Scholarship Name: The Ellen Taliaferro, MD, Scholarship Dedicated to Restoring Health after Trauma through Writing

Details: Submit a 250-word explanation of why you want the scholarship, four (4) pages of your work in progress, and a single-page proposal outline for the project. Work must be nonfiction. There is no entry fee required. Electronic submission is required. See full details: www.sfwriters.org/pages.cfm?ID=102

Prize: Full scholarship to the 2011 San Francisco Writers Conference, a private meeting with a nonfiction agent and editor, and a small stipend.

Contact: Dr. Taliaferro at 650-393-3660 or DrTspeaks@gmail.com

Deadline: December 23, 2010

BIO: Ellen H. Taliaferro, MD, FACEP, is the project director of the Health After Trauma Project of Creekside Communications. She is an author, speaker and expert witness in the area of the medical response to intimate partner violence. In 1998 she founded the Parkland Hospital Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center in Dallas, Texas and served as its Medical Director until returning home to California in 2001. She was the co-founder and former Executive Director of Physicians for a Violence-free Society (PVS).

Dr. Taliaferro is the author of WellWriting For Health After Trauma and Abuse and co-author of The Physician's Guide to Intimate Partner Violence and Respond to Intimate Partner Violence – 10 Action Steps You Can Take to Help Your Patients and Your Practice. She is the editor of The Journal of Emergency Medicine Section on Violence: Recognition, Management and Prevention which published a series of articles on manual strangulation in October 2001. For that series of articles, she wrote the lead article, Walking and Talking Victims of Strangulation. Is There a New Epidemic?

 
Barbara Santos
Marketing Director
San Francisco Writers Conference
Livermore, CA
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