Learn to write about your untold story through a NEW SESSION of the FREE program Stories Matter, in which professional writers mentor underserved women who want/must/NEED to tell a story.

The program is led by best-selling author, actress, writer and award-winning documentarian – Leslie Zemeckis, and in partnership with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) and ENTITY Magazine. Stories Matter is a free program of professional female writers mentoring women ages 18-32 who want to better learn how to write their story.

This fourth session of the program will be an intensive of 1.5 to 2-hour meetings via Zoom every Saturday morning in October and will include the following:

  • One on one mentoring
  • We are focusing on the theme of BOLD. 
  • At the end of the sessions those stories (800 words) that have been diligently worked on will be published in ENTITY Magazine and stories (1000 words) will be published in Medium Magazine under Leslie Zemeckis’ blog.


Currently accepting applications.

Application deadline is September 22nd, 2022

Those selected will be notified via email no later than September 28th, 2022. This program will begin October 1st.

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