Sandra Marinella is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker. Her forte is inspirational speaking and interactive workshops for writers, educators, physicians, social workers, counselors, cancer patients, veterans, students, and anyone who wants to learn the power of storytelling and personal writing to help us grow, learn, heal, and transform our lives.
As a former “teacher of the year,” Sandra embraces the joy of connecting with others and helping them discover their unique stories and the positive power stories can have on their lives. Come away from her dynamic workshops energized not only to share and write your stories but also inspired to live your best possible story.
As well as presenting workshops, Sandra is a highly sought-after speaker and keynoter at community venues and conferences across the country—Mayo Health Updates Conference, Survive Well Cancer Conference, Snowbird Promising Youth Conference, Mayo Veterans Learning Experience, Rio Salado College, Flagstaff Writers Connection, Positive Paths, National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference, Kanuga Journal Conference, National Association of Social Studies Conference, and more.
“Sandra Marinella connects immediately and deeply with her audience as she invites each participant to enter the transforming world of the personal story, a place brimming with hidden, sometimes joyful but often painful memories. Her easy openness in sharing her personal story of being a high school teacher, cancer survivor, veterans advocate, wife, mother, daughter, friend and writer creates the magic that opens the minds and hearts of all she meets to the power and healing possibilities of their stories. The workshop participants leave with only one regret: That storytelling and story-listening with Sandra could not go on and on for many more sessions.“
Ask Sandra to come speak or present a workshop at your event.
May 9-10, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
April 20, 2019
February 14, 2019
February 7, 2019
February 2, 2019
November 8, 2018
November 6, 2018
September 11, 2018
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August 11, 2018
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