Do you remember a eureka moment in your journey from religion to reason? Or was it a gradual transition? We learn from each other’s stories, so tell yours!

American culture is saturated with stories about faith, but the journey from religion to reason is rarely written about.

Writing Workshop

To help you help you tell your story, the Sacramento Freethinkers Atheists & Nonbelievers (FAN) is hosting a writing workshop, lead by advice columnist and talk show host, Joey Garcia, on September 29, from 1-4 pm at the Reason Center.

Workshop CostsPRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.* Early-bird: $30 through Sunday, Sept. 23.* Regular fee: $35 after Sept. 23.* Registration closes Thursday, Sept. 27 at midnight.* To register and pay: contact her

Cash, check, Visa or Mastercard at the door, or contact Joey directly at to pay and register. You can also RSVP here:

In this workshop you will discover how to write about your experience of leaving religion so readers experience your eureka moment and awaken to their own rational enlightenment.

We will also discuss methods of writing to bridge faith-based divides and dismantle inherited beliefs. In the process, you will learn how to easily manage the fear of revealing personal details about yourself, family or friends.

By the end of the workshop, you will have a rough draft of a memoir or personal essay and a clear direction for its completion. Please bring a notebook and two pens, or your laptop computer.

Presenter Background

Joey Garcia has written the “Ask Joey” relationship advice column for the Sacramento News & Review for over 21 years.

Ms. Garcia is an award-winning author and life coach whose print and online advice column has inspired 300,000 readers each week for more than 21 years. A former corporate executive, educator, and journalist, Joey trains groups in how to successfully create more joy and freedom in their lives and relationships.

She is a talk show host with NewsRadio KFBK and the on-air Relationship Expert for Fox 40 News. Joey is also the author of the award-winning book, “When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love: Healing and finding love after an affair, heartbreak or divorce.”

Ms. Garcia has been been a presenter for two other Reason Center partner groups, Atheists and Other Freethinkers and  Sacramento Freethinkers, Atheists, and Nonbelievers.

We hope you can participate in her writing workshop, and share you story with the Reason Center website.

Reason Center is committed to the promotion of critical thinking and secular values. In partnership with other secular groups and organizations, it hosts knowledgeable and engaging speakers discussing a wide range of related topics.

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