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Laura Munson, Author and founder of Haven Writing Retreats

Laura Munson is the author of the New York Times and international best-selling memoir This Is Not the Story You Think It Is…: A Season of Unlikely Happiness. One of Book of the Month Club's best books of the year, it has been published in nine countries and featured in Vanity Fair, Elle, Redbook, Time, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly.

Laura is the founder of Haven Writing Retreats, which Open Road Media ranked in the top-five writing retreats in the United States. She speaks and teaches internationally on the subject of voice and empowerment through creativity at conventions, corporations, universities, retreats, and wellness centers.

Her work has been published in the New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Woman's Day, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Time, Newsweek, The Sun, and others. Laura has appeared on Good Morning America, WGN, many NPR stations, and Hay House Radio, as well as London's This Morning and Australia's Sunrise.

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Personal Growth
Writing and the Art of Living Mindfully
April 3 - 5, 2020
Writing is both a practice and a profound path into deepest consciousness. Internationally best-selling authors Albert Flynn DeSilver and Laura Munson will guide you in discovering your highest creative potential across all genres of writing. Open the gateway to transformative creativity, embolden your unique artistry, and expand your innate connection to yourself and to your life. Return home with daily practices for lifelong, optimal creativity and awareness.

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