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Joey Garcia

Belize Writers Conference
founder
San Francisco, Belize, Sacramento
Joey Garcia was born in Belize and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the founder and director of the Belize Writers Conference and her poems, essays, and short stories have been widely published in the U.S. and the Caribbean. For more than 22 years she has written a relationship advice column that reaches 300,000 people weekly online and in print. Joey is also the relationship expert for a network television station. Trained and certified in alternative healing modalities, she is featured in, “The Cure” a documentary produced by Sharon Stone. Joey’s book, “When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love: Healing and finding love after an affair, heartbreak or divorce,” won a national award for inspiring people to be more tolerant and forgiving. She serves as the Regional Director for Global Woman Club San Francisco Bay Area, an international women's networking and public speaking organization.

A few questions to ask Joey:
• Why is Belize is one of the only countries in the world that is not represented in the international literary canon?

•Why did you launch a writer's conference in Belize?

•Why hasn't there ever been a literary fellowship for a Belizean writer until you established one ( thanks to generous funding from Anya Fernald and the Copalli Rum Foundation)?