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December Net9: Award-Winning Author on How Resilience Fuels Creativity

December 16, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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How does resilience fuel creativity – in our profession, our arts and our passions? How does struggle give us the courage to explore paths untraveled, ultimately leading to better things, even though we may not see them all now?

As this (ugh) “unprecedented” year winds down, December’s #Net9 conversation isn’t about recapping 2020 or rehashing more about pivoting to virtual everything and the “new normal.” None of that. Instead, we’re going to talk frankly about resilience, survival, and your path forward.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Dec. 16, as award-winning author Stephanie Elizondo Griest enters the #Net9 space to share her stories about triumph over adversity, and how it can influence our best work. Her own journey and latest research on women around the globe who are creating brilliant works out of abject poverty and other challenges will inspire a conversation you won’t want to miss.

This is IABC Houston’s final event of the year. #Net9 is open to IABC members only and is limited to nine participants. Register now, because this will fill up quickly!

About Our Special Guest












Stephanie Elizondo Griest is a globetrotting author from the Texas/Mexico borderlands. Her five award-winning books include Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and HavanaMexican Enough; and All the Agents & Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands. She has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, VQR, The Believer, Orion, and the Oxford American.Her distinctions include a Henry Luce Scholarship to China, a Margolis Award for Social Justice Reporting, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton, and a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Prize. Currently Associate Professor of Creative Nonfiction at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, she has performed on five continents in capacities ranging from a Moth storyteller to a literary ambassador for the U.S. State Department.

About Networking Nine

IABC Houston offers a unique professional development and networking program called Networking Nine. Featuring a handful of small-group discussions each year, Networking Nine gives members the opportunity to explore new ideas, share real-world challenges, and build deeper IABC relationships.

This is a members-only event and limited to just nine guests. RSVPs are required. Interested members are required to register with the link on this page. IABC Houston will then email a virtual meeting invite. For more information, please contact this session's host Shea Sullivan.


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