Pat Conroy Literary Festival
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Date & Time: Fri, November 5, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Location: online only
Virtual: Zoom
Cost: $45
Register Here for Zoom: Eventbrite

From Rosemary Daniell: The past year and a half have been difficult for many of us (for me, it included the unexpected death of a beloved daughter). How did I not only survive this, but fulfill my professional obligations to Zona Rosa, the writing and living workshops I founded forty years ago, but also go on, despite the flashbacks physical manifestations of Post Traumatic Stress to ultimately be be blessed by Post Traumatic Growth? Research has shown that mindful reflection and a daily writing practice can facilitate the immediate processing of our emotions, even during the most turbulent times. As the great psychologist Carol Jung concluded, “Every person has a story. . .and healing and integration comes when he or she discovers or rediscovers his personal story. During this workshop, we’ll do writing “exorcises” (as we call them in Zona Rosa), on the spot to help us do just that, and at the same time, find new and vibrant material for our writing.

Part of the Pat Conroy Literary Festival this virtual workshop will be held on Zoom. A link to the video conference call will be provided to all registered participants several days prior to the workshop.

About our instructor:

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; long 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.

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