Tamára Lunardo
TTamára Lunardo is thrilled to be a returning contributor to the Wild Goose Festival for this year’s “Story” theme – because storytelling is where her passion and expertise meet. She has worked for over 13 years in numerous editorial capacities, creating, curating, and improving writing to help people effectively share their story and connect with their audience. Tamára is the editor of the 30-author anthology “What a Woman Is Worth” and has worked in genres ranging from memoir and self-help to YA fiction and children’s poetry. Marked by a disarming honesty, her own writing on faith, feminism, and LGBTQ issues has appeared in several books, magazines, and online spaces. Her poetry chapbook, “Like Flowers In Winter: A coming-out in faith” is now available through her website, and she is currently writing a memoir about finding her way back home. Connect with her at tamaralunardo.com.

Who I Really Am: Writing Workshop
In this writing workshop, youth participants will use the familiar “What People Think I Do/What I Really Do” internet meme to examine others’ perceptions of them, and, through a guided contemplative exercise, they will work to discover who they really are. Using visual and written brainstorms, the youth will create a personal piece of writing that reflects their thoughts, conclusions, or questions about their identity.