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Date & Time: Sun, November 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Location: Virtual only
Virtual: Live-streamed on the festival Facebook page.
Cost: Free
Reserve Here for In Person: N/A

Presented as part of the 6th annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, USC Beaufort writer in residence Ellen Malphrus will host a virtual conversation with award-winning poets and memoirists Rosemary Daniell (Fatal Flowers and Sleeping with Soldiers) and Judy Goldman (Together and Child).

About the authors:

Rosemary DaniellRosemary Daniell‘s recent award-winning collection of poems is The Murderous Sky: Poems of Madness and Mercy. Her widely reviewed books include her memoir, Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex and Suicide in the Deep South; along with her second memoir, Sleeping with Soldiers, they were forerunners of the current memoir trend. She’s the author of seven other books of poetry and prose, including a collection of essays, Confessions of a (Female) Chauvinist; a novel, The Hurricane Season, The Woman Who Spilled Words All Over Herself: Writing and Living the Zona Rosa Way and Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women’s Lives, as profiled in Southern Living and People. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Woman, L.A. Times, and many others, and she has appeared on numerous national television shows. She is the founder and leader of Zona Rosa, a series of writing and living workshops (Pat Conroy was a frequent visitor.); to date, over 350 Zona Rosans and counting have become published authors. She is profiled in the book, Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975, and in 2008, received a Governor’s Award in the Humanities for her impact on the state of Georgia.

Judy GoldmanJudy Goldman is the author of seven books – three memoirs, two novels, and two collections of poetry. Her new memoir, Child, will be published May 2022. Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap was named one of the best books of 2019 by Real Simple magazine and received a starred review from Library Journal. Her first memoir, Losing My Sister, was a finalist for both SIBA’s Memoir of the Year and ForeWord Review’s Memoir of the year. She received the Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction Award and the Mary Ruffin Poole Award for First Fiction, as well as the three prizes awarded for a poetry book by a North Carolinian and Silverfish Review Press’s Gerald Cable Prize. She received the Hobson Award for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters, the Fortner Writer and Community Award for “outstanding generosity to other writers and the larger community,” the Irene Blair Honeycutt Lifetime Achievement Award from Central Piedmont Community College, and the Beverly D. Clark Author Award from Queens University. Her work has appeared in Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, Ohio Review, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, Washington Post, USA Today, Charlotte Observer, Real Simple, LitHub, and elsewhere. She lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband. They have two married children and four grandchildren. www.judygoldman.com

About the interviewer:

Ellen MalphrusEllen Malphrus lives and writes beside the May River in her native South Carolina Lowcountry and beneath the mountains of western Montana. She studied under James Dickey and was also mentored by her beloved friend Pat Conroy. She is a professor of English and the writer-in-residence at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, as well as deputy director of the annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival. Her debut novel Untying the Moon was published by Pat Conroy’s Story River Books. Malphrus’s fiction, poetry, essays, and articles have appeared in publications including Southern Literary Journal, Review of Contemporary Fiction, William & Mary Review, James Dickey Review, Haight Ashbury Review, Georgia Poetry Review, Essence of Beaufort and the Lowcountry, SCG Lifestyle Magazine, and Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. She is most at home in nature, and her concern for wild places and creatures, particularly when it comes to coastal conservation, is evident in the fabric of her writing. Learn more at http://ellenmalphrus.com.

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