Author: Elizabeth Robin

Thursday: Writing as Healing Workshop!

Writing as Healing Workshop with Elizabeth Robin
Thursday, September 21st | 5:30-7:30 pm
Pat Conroy Literary Center

Space Still Open! Scholarships Available! Advance registration required. To register for workshop, please contact the Pat Conroy Literary Center at 843-379-7025. (Online registration at http://writingashealing.brownpapertickets.com/; processing fees apply.)

Therapists often suggest journaling as a way forward when grieving the loss of a loved one. For a writer, the choice seems a natural one. Yet Elizabeth Robin found expressing emotions in this way impossible when her only brother and her beloved husband both fell ill and died within a two-year span. Then she discovered she could store and express those feelings in two ways: through poems and in essays written in third person. The poems became her first book, Silk Purses and Lemonade. This workshop models the journaling process, how this transforms to poetry, and why poems offer a useful outlet for grief, and a way to offer solace to others grieving similar losses.

Limited to 15 participants
Fee: $25

Advance registration required. To register for workshop, please contact the Pat Conroy Literary Center at 843-379-7025. (Online registration at http://writingashealing.brownpapertickets.com/; processing fees apply.) Workshop registration fees are non-refundable, but if you must cancel, the fee can be applied toward a future Conroy Center class or event.

(Venue is McLean Hall, Room 104)