Lori leads community workshops every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Yoga Deck studio in Trafford. Workshop sessions are $15 each. Everyone is welcome.

Workshop participants share their writing, enjoy writing prompts in a warm and supportive group of writers, receive personalized feedback, and have the opportunity to join in monthly public readings.

For more information, contact Lori or visit The Yoga Deck on Facebook.

BOOKS AND BLURBS

"Adoptees look out at the world from the eyes of what was lost. We can't help it, but we can transform it. Lori Jakiela's new memoir -- Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe -- is a beautifully written journey into one woman's process of letting go of what was lost, and the messy dignity of human transformation. Her story is one of life, of reaching for life. With a deep gift for storytelling and unsparing, beautifully gritty self-examination, she brings the reader on the harrowing journey with her. It's an important ride, and an important book." singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier
Memoir
"Lori Jakiela's painfully funny memoir is so good you'll wonder why the author isn't the literary toast of the entire country by now."
--The Pittsburgh Post Gazette
"A marvel of a memoir... brims with both small-town heart and big-city sophistication."
--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Poems
"Jakiela's poems read like factory guys doing shots after the foreman's funeral. Powerful, delicate, funny and goddamn great."--Serge Bielanko, MARAH

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