Pat Conroy Literary Festival
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Date & Time: Sat, November 6, 2021 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Location: Technical College of the Lowcountry | 104 Reynolds St, Bldg 12, Beaufort, SC (limited seating)
Virtual: None
Cost: $45
Registration: Eventbrite

So you want to be a professional writer? Join us as we share the tools we use to win the battle we all love so much—getting the stories and poems out of our heads, onto the page, and into publication. This workshop will offer motivation as well as practical tools to establish and maintain a writing practice. How do you get “un-stuck’? What do you need beyond a pen and paper? How to set it up, create a routine, journal, organize projects, navigate the work, from idea to draft to revision to publication: all this and more will be offered in this workshop.

About our instructors:

Yvette MurrayYvette R. Murray received her B.A. in English from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has been published in Fall Lines, The Petigru Review, Catfish Stew, Barzakh, Genesis Science Fiction magazine, forthcoming in Emrys Journal and Call and Response Journal. She is a 2020 Watering Hole Fellow and a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee. Presently, she is writing her first collection of poetry, more science fiction short stories and a children’s book series. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and a board member of the Poetry Society of South Carolina and the South Carolina Writer’s Association. Murray lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Elizabeth RobinElizabeth Robin, retired high school teacher, has two collections through Finishing Line Press: Where Green Meets Blue (2018) and Silk Purses and Lemonade (2017); To My Dreamcatcher will be out in 2022. She is the 2021 winner of the Cary McCray Nickens Fellowship. Of her work in that competition judge Tiana Clark said: “I see a lunar lyricism reflected by this poet. The language is mystical, mythic, sublime, and romantic. The haunting imagery is fresh and allows for strangeness, devastation, and delight in a way that captures me as a reader.” As a poet of witness and discovery, Robin tells the stories of those pushed into margins. She will or did appear most recently in Ukweli, Poetry Society of South Carolina Yearbook 2021, COMET buses, Catfish Stew 2021, Drunk Monkeys, Ripples, The Broadkill Review, i am not a silent poet, and Blue Mountain Review. Robin emcees an open mic and literary programs on Hilton Head Island.

Photos as well as  short bios of all festival presenters are on the Presenter Page.
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