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March 2017
$90

Reading as “Reading the Room” (March 17, 24, April 7)

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

Wells Fargo Meeting Room, 1011 Bay St, 2nd Floor
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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This series of three 90-minute workshops, Reading as “Reading the Room” approaches the immersive act of reading as a vehicle of self-reflection and empathy--as moral character practice--as well as textual analysis and enjoyment of story. Participants will be guided through an active and interactive approach to close readings of three short stories, engaging with the texts and with one another for a deeper appreciation of both and seeking the inspiration and revelation only great stories can provide. The workshop readings will be Annie Dillard's "The Wreck of Time," Primo Levi's "Force Majeur," and J.M. Coetzee's "The Lives of Animals." Reading in advance of each workshops is required. One meeting per week for three weeks.

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Free

Women of Carolina: Julia Eichelberger Discusses Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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On March 30th, Julia Eichelberger discusses the New York Times best-selling novel The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. "This sweeping debut novel, excerpts of which have appeared in Best American Short Stories, tells the tale of a 14-year-old white girl named Lily Owen who is raised by the elderly African American Rosaleen after the accidental death of Lily's mother.

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April 2017
$125

Write, Read, Respond, Revise, Repeat: A Critique Group (April 4, 11, 18, 25)

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 25, 2017

Wells Fargo Meeting Room, 1011 Bay St, 2nd Floor
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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Good writing doesn’t just happen in isolation! It is the product of hard work, criticism, and revision. Join this consciously guided and supportive writing workshop to increase your output, improve your quality of work, and find your distinctive voice. This critique group experience will be an empowering opportunity for writers looking for instructive feedback, needing deadlines, and interested in nurturing an inclusive, mutually beneficial writing community. Bring an open mind and your novel, short story, memoir, article, or essay.

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Free

Kerry Egan in Conversation with Maggie Schein

April 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Rd
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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The Pat Conroy Literary Center's Visiting Writers Series welcomes Kerry Egan, hospice chaplain and author of On Living, in conversation with Maggie Schein, writer, teacher, and philosopher. Sponsored in part by the Pulpwood Queens book club and held in the Technical College of the Lowcountry's MacLean Hall auditorium (bldg 12), this event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and autographing thanks to NeverMore Books.

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Free

Talking to Disaster: Responding to Hurricane Matthew through Poetry

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hilton Head Island Branch Library, 11 Beach City Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 United States
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After a disaster like Hurricane Matthew, communities can find comfort in poetry and conversations that speak to their shared experience and shared loss. Natural disasters can stir-up strong emotions, which are often put on the back burner as communities address the physical setbacks in their communities. This workshop will focus on healing through reading, writing, and dialogue.

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Free

Women of Carolina: Valinda Littlefield Discusses Dori Sanders’ Clover

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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On April 13th, Valinda Littlefield will discuss Clover, the Lillian Smith Award-winning first novel by Dori Sanders. "Clover, a black 10-year-old who is wise beyond her years, is devastated when her beloved father is killed in an automobile accident shortly after marrying Sara Kate, a white woman. With clear, simple vision, unencumbered by adult emotions and experiences, Clover learns to deal with death, dying, and racial relationships.

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$30

Editing Ecstatically: Do-It-Yourself Copy and Content Editing for Writers

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
USC Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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Editor Ellie Maas Davis will teach writers ways to strengthen your manuscript on your own, the best techniques for proofreading using Microsoft Word, how to spot and address consistency mistakes, and how to get the most out of a writing critique group. While professional editing remains the best path to create and publish a strong, marketable book, there are a number of things a writer can do on her or his own in the absence of a second or third set of eyes to review a manuscript.

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Free

Women of Carolina: Ellen Malphrus Discusses Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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On April 27th, Ellen Malphrus will discuss Dorothy Allison's National Book Award nominated novel Bastard Out of Carolina. "Set in the rural South, this tale centers around the Boatwright family, a proud and closeknit clan known for their drinking, fighting, and womanizing. Nicknamed Bone by her Uncle Earle, Ruth Anne is the bastard child of Anney Boatwright, who has fought tirelessly to legitimize her child. When she marries Glen, a man from a good family, it appears that her prayers have been answered.

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May 2017
$175

Hey in There: Finding & Sharing Your Own Writing Voice (May 5, 12, 19)

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 19, 2017

Wells Fargo Meeting Room, 1011 Bay St, 2nd Floor
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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This series of three two-hour intensive writing workshops aims to explore the connections between the solitary, self-reflective, and deeply personal act of writing with the writer's public responsibility of active engagement with a readership. Through dynamic group discussions and one-on-one feedback from the instructors, participants will be guided in crafting their own stories, fostering their distinctive voices, and refining their writing to better affect an audience.

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