About Your Workshop Facilitator, Pat LaPointe:

  • Retired Psychotherapist; currently completing Life Coach Certification
  • Director of WomensVoices: Enrichment Workshops for Women of all ages and Changes In Life


  • Academic and research articles
  • Wrote and edited technical manuals
  • Chicago Wellness Magazine
  • Numerous essays published by Story Circle Network’ monthly publication
  • Story Circle Network’s annual Real Words Anthologies, 2006 and 2010
  • Kitchen Table Stories
  • Moon Journal Press
  • Releasing Times Magazine

Active Member of Several Writer’s Associations:

  • International Women’s Writing Guild
  • Currently Chair of Membership Committee, Story Circle Network
  • PEN America
  • Pacific Northwest Writers Association
  • Writing It Real

Professional Experiences:

  • Facilitated writing groups at WomensVoices and WomensWisdom in Chicago Suburbs
  • Presented Workshops at Borders, Professional Women’s Organizations, Women’s Health Clubs, Women’s Resource Fairs, and at Story Circle Network’s Writers Conferences
  • Currently facilitating two women’s internet writing groups
  • Conducted writing groups at public libraries

Current Projects:

  • A novel
  • Research study that examines the midlife woman’s experiences
  • An inspirational anthology of women’s journeys to self understanding