Events

Upcoming Events


“Evolution of a Cruiser” for the 16th Annual Women’s Boating Seminar, Feb 23, 2013, held at North Seattle Community College. Details at Latitude Sailing Association.

Recent Events


"Authentic Learning and Effective Teaching: What Journalism Students Need" for the Dart Center 2011 Academic Fellows Program, held at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


Past Events


WRITING EVENTS


“Charting a Course for Your Readers” for Payette Lake Writers Conference, McCall, Idaho, 2006.

“The Heat Is On” for PEN Washington, co-sponsored by Richard Hugo House, Seattle, 2004.

“Writing on Water: The North Pacific Coast as Symbol, Setting, and Character” for Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference, Seattle, 2004.

“Turning Trauma into Art” for Sheldon Jackson College, Sitka, Alaska and University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, Alaska, 2004.

“Forgiveness and the Unforgivable” for Fishtrap Winter Conference, Joseph, Oregon, 2004.

“Deep Inside Adventure: Who Takes Risks and Why” for Northwest Bookfest, Seattle, 2003.

“Turning Trauma & Recovery into Art: Creative Languages of Injury and Resiliency” for International Center on Human Responses to Social Catastrophes, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2003.

“The Languages of Emotional Injury” for Counterbalance Poetry, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and Seattle University, Seattle, 2002.

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MARITIME EVENTS


Ongoing presentations for The Seattle Boat Show, cruising and yacht clubs.

“Sailing the Wind You’ve Got” (keynote) for the Eighth Annual Women’s Boating Seminar, North Seattle Community College, 2005.

“A Benefit Reading to Save Seattle’s Tall Ship” for Wawona Restoration, Northwest Seaport, Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle, 2004.

“A Beginner Forever” (keynote) for the National Women’s Sailing Association Take the Helm 2000, Seattle.

“Adventure in the Ordinary” for The Wooden Boat Foundation and Port Townsend Public Library, Port Townsend, Washington, 2000.

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JOURNALISM & TRAUMA EVENTS


“Teaching Border Reporting” for Dart Center West and University of Arizona School of Journalism, Tucson, 2010.

“Covering Tragedy and Trauma”, “What Newsroom Leaders Need to Know”, and “Advisors’ Workshop”, for Phoenix National College Media Convention, Phoenix, 2010.

“Teaching Trauma” for Dart Center West, Chicago, 2008 and San Francisco. 2009.

“Ethics in Journalism” for the 17th Annual Coast Guard Academy Ethics Forum, New London, Connecticut, 2006.

“Teaching about Emotional Trauma” for Ethics & Excellence, University of Central Oklahoma, 2004.

“When It Hits the Fan” for Unity Journalists of Color Convention, Washington, DC, 2004.

“Survivors and the News: Interactions That Work” for International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2003.

“Teaching About Trauma” for Western Knight Center, USC Annenberg School of Communication, Los Angeles, 2003.

“Helping Those Who Hurt” for Poynter Executive Excellence Series: Managing Editors Facing Today’s Challenges, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2003.

“News Coverage of Youths and Violence” community-newsroom roundtable, The Herald - Everett, Washington, 2003.

“News Coverage That Works: A Case Study” for International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, 2002.

“Working with the News Media” for Families and Friends of Violent Crime Victims, Seattle, 2002.

“Dealing with the Impact of News Coverage on Victims and Journalists” for Society of Professional Journalists Regional Conference, Atlanta, 2002.

“In the Media Spotlight: Public and Private Narratives of Violent Dying” for International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 2001.

“How Trauma Changes the Story - and the Journalist” for Society of Professional Journalists National Convention, Seattle, 2001.

“The Drama of Trauma” for Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Annual Convention, Seattle, 2001.

“News Coverage of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: The Effects of Reporting on Trauma for Journalists, Victims, and the Community” for Alaska Press Club, Anchorage, 2001.

“Trauma and the Media” for Cascadia Resource Exchange, Northwest Resource Associates, Seattle, 2001.

“Highly Publicized Incidents: How Clinicians/​Administrators Can Respond to News Media” and “The Dart Award: Honoring Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence” for International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, San Antonio, 2000.

“Learning Trauma with Drama” for Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association’s Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2000.

"The Public Story" for the Homicide Support Project, Virginia Mason Separation and Loss Services, Seattle, 2000.

"Have We Been Examining the Wrong Pathology? Exploring New Paradigms for Addressing Violence and Trauma" for International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies World Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2000.

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Selected Works

Books
"...so complete that veteran cruisers will discover cruising grounds they didn't know existed or didn't consider navigable..." –Sail Magazine
“Scherer weaves memory, experience, human relationships and the joys of sailing into such an intricate tapestry that each reader will discover something new.” –Sailing magazine
"...a guide into a sailor's soul...Scherer puts into words the thoughts and insights that are deeply felt but rarely expressed." -48° North
"a book that can enlighten anyone trying to understand the process of healing from violence." -New York Times Book Review
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