Every year since the founding of the Titanides, we have joined together once a year in an evening of celebration, mentoring, growth, writing, gourmet food, and champagne.
The 2018 Titanides Gala will be held from 6pm-9pm on Tuesday, October 16 in the Coral Reef Room at the Marriott in Delray Beach, Fla. This year’s celebration will feature our book of collective wisdom, Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me This Sh*t Before, full of raw and real letters from many of our members.
Join us for a delicious dinner, a fun swag bag of Titanides goodies, writing exercises, a keynote address, a champagne toast, and a community that is unlike any other in its wisdom, realness and vulnerability!
Expect to experience personal connections, real and valuable networking that doesn’t feel sleazy, mind-blowing presentations about how to accelerate your career, tons of laughter and fun, and, of course, champagne!
You’ll also have access to the recordings of all the amazing women speakers and incredible content from the 2017 Titanides Gala. It was a truly memorable, powerful event. See what some of the attendees had to say about their experiences:
“It has not been in my nature to join ‘women’s groups,’ yet this turned out to be an extremely useful and powerful/impactful day for me.”
~ Kathleen Patten
“The whole event was a gift and I am very glad, ecstatic really, that I have been able to attend. I got so very much out of this day. Looking forward to coming back again.”
~ Trudy Black
“I’m grateful for the vulnerability and raw emotion shared throughout the day. The wisdom and guidance of the feminine was greatly appreciated.”
~ Amanda Foxcroft
“The vulnerability and raw speeches from so many speakers helped me to look at myself and see where I am with my work, and emotionally, and realize it’s ok.”
~ Laurie Garrison
“The entire day has been a gift. I feel everyone in the room can have a hand in providing me guidance, and helping transformation, including all the messy and chaotic parts.”
~ 2017 attendee
“I have never been to anything like this! I will return.”
~ 2017 attendee
Whenever there are two or more Titanides at any industry event, we make sure to meet up in person so we can bring online relationships into the so-called real world.
It’s so energizing to share physical space with other women on the same journey… and have a chance to talk freely, without a keyboard or video camera between us!
Previous meet-ups include:
- October 2017 Copy Chief Live Titanides Dinner in St. Petersburg, Fla.
- Breakfast at Kira Hug’s February 2018 Copywriter Club event in New York City, which included the Titanides and The Girls’ Club.
- Impromptu Titanides happy hour and dinners in Baltimore with the lovely women from many of the Agora Companies.
Future meet-ups will be announced in the private Facebook group and the email newsletter.
Fearless Fast Writes
Fearless Fast Writes is a practice first developed by Mary Pierce Brosmer, the founder of Women Writing For A Change.
The Fast Write practice is not about perfection. It’s not even about good writing. It’s about getting your creative juices flowing and letting your heart fly out onto the page. The idea is to practice writing fast enough to stay ahead of your internal critic, because that bitch can be brutal.
Fast Writes allow you to get out some of that inner joy and creativity and let some new ideas bubble forth. It’s also a way to address some of the issues that we face as women.
Each Fast Write lasts about 45 minutes and it works like this:
We pick a topic, or prompt. This could be an essay from our book, Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me This Sh*t Before, something in the news or that we’ve seen online, or a theme that has been coming up in the private Facebook community.
We set a timer for 5 minutes and when it starts, we write nonstop until the timer chimes. The fast write is about speed, not perfection. You do not lift your pen from the page. You do not stop writing. Even if you’re just writing random thoughts and you don’t think it’s something crazy valuable, just write. You’ll be surprised by what comes out.
We do a Read Around. We go around the group and each woman reads aloud what she wrote (if she wants to). When she’s done, there is no applause, no critiques, no compliments. All you hear is a chime, holding space for her experiences and wisdom.
We capture a line from each woman. As each woman reads, we all write down a line or phrase from her words that struck us. It can be anything that resonated with you.
And finally, we do Read Backs. After every woman has read, then we read our captured lines aloud, like a Greek chorus. It’s a way of acknowledging, supporting and recognizing the wisdom in each of us, and sharing it with each other without criticism or judgment.
It sounds weirdly simple, but it can be a powerful practice. It brings us together as a community because you can discover a lot about a person in just a few minutes of fast writing. More importantly, fast writes can become the jumping off place for new ideas, new projects, or new discoveries and insights about yourself.
Just see what other Titanides are saying about previous Fearless Fast Writes:
“Oh wow. Thank you all for that fast write today. Who knew you could go so deep with things in just five minutes? A lot to be unpacking and growing from… THANK YOU!”
~ Jen Adams
“What a deep experience, to spend such a short amount of time and get to know you all (and myself) so much better … it’s like a light in the middle of my otherwise everyday day! Thanks, all!”
~ Joyce Hollman
“All I could keep thinking was, ‘I am so honored to be in the midst of such fine, brave women.’ Thank you.”
~ Mary Rose Maguire
“Fun, warm, raw, validating, joyful! Big hugs to all!”
~ Shelley Ware
“It was wonderful to connect with each of you – and to see what resulted from our 5 minutes of writing. I am looking forward to doing it again!”
~ Diane Sweeney
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