Mandy Ramsey - My WOW Moment
Author: Mandy Ramsey
Theme: My Wow Moment
My Wow moment in Skagway happened at the North Words Writers Symposium,
an interactive, informative and inspirational event. Skagway’s unique and historic setting infuses the conference with an Old West, fun, small town vibe. The itinerary is beautifully interwoven with activities that enable the participant to connect with the panelists as well as each other. The early morning writing sessions, the panel discussions, the activities such as the train ride and hike to Laughton Glacier, as well as the final banquet at Jewell Gardens, all make this event a unforgettable experience.
Though intimidated about attending my first writer’s conference, from the moment I arrived and picked up my nametag, I felt welcome. My wow moment occurred at the campfire writing session, when I was brave enough to stand up and read in front of the entire group. I felt inspired to share with the support and encouragement of the staff and my colleagues. It was a powerful moment for me as an emerging writer. The feedback I received from the authors was,“ You need to share. Your story is important and your voice must be heard.” This was an eye-opening and heart-opening moment for me.