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Coastal Dunes (Hybrid): Writing from A Woman’s Perspective

March 5, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

NOTICE: For our next monthly meeting on March 5th, we are excited to announce that we will return to our hybrid meeting setup, meeting in-person at the Nipomo Library as well as Zoom.

Please join us in person if you can at the Nipomo Library; we’d love to see you!

We have switched to an RSVP system for our Zoom meetings. If you’re NOT currently a member of Coastal Dunes CWC, and you’d like to attend our March 5th meeting via Zoom, send us an email to request the Zoom link: Email Information Desk

Our next meeting is Saturday, March 5th, 2022, via Zoom (and possibly also in person), from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Speaker and topic are below.

Laura Colbert

Speaker: Laura Colbert
Topic: Writing from A Woman’s Perspective

Laura grew up in Minocqua and Waupaca, Wisconsin. She attended UW-Madison and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. Later on, she received a master’s in Educational Leadership through Cardinal Stritch and a master’s in Experiential Education from UW-LaCrosse.

After graduating from UW-Madison, Laura began her career in education. She taught Physical Education in Aylesbury, England, then worked as an Activities Director in Fargo, ND for individuals with special needs. Later, she was a Physical Education teacher and Dean of Students at Madison West High School, and then was Waupaca Middle School Principal from 2017-2021.

She concurrently served in the Army National Guard from March 2001-2009 as a Military Police Officer. Laura deployed to Baghdad, Iraq from March 2003 to July 2004.

She is now a leadership consultant and professional speaker with Strategic Leaders Academy. Her focus is helping newly promoted leaders thrive in their new positions and master their added responsibilities and challenges. She also works part-time as an Executive Director for the Waupaca Arts Hub.

Laura is the author of “How to Pee Standing Up/Sirens: An alarming memoir of combat and coming back home.” She has appeared on PBS, Veteran Radio, NPR, and a variety of podcasts. For her presentation for Coastal Dunes, she will talk about her experiences as a combat veteran, and writing her book from a woman’s perspective. Laura will be joining us via Zoom from Wisconsin. Don’t miss this wonderful presentation from one of our great veterans!

Our in-person monthly meetings are held here:

Where: Community Room, Nipomo Library, 918 West Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA

Directions: From 101 northbound or southbound, take the Tefft street exit.
Proceed west for .9 mile. At Orchard, turn right into library parking lot.

Date/times: Saturday mornings (the first Saturday of each month unless a holiday weekend)
10:15 AM- 10:30 Networking
10:30-10:45 CWC Announcements
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Featured Presentation
12:15 – 12:45: Q&A, Book Signing if applicable

Questions about our upcoming meeting? Email Information Desk


March 5, 2022
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Nipomo Library
918 West Tefft Street,
Nipomo, CA United States
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