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September 2017

Never Forget: A Writing Workshop for Those Who Served on the Front Lines and the Home Front

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaufort Arts Council, 921 Ribaut Road, Bldg 1
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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Gold Star Daughter Karen Spears Zacharias, author of After the Flag Has Been Folded (William Morrow) and editorial panelist for Operation Homecoming (National Endowment of the Arts), examines the storytelling methods which honor the promise to "Never Forget."...

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Writing as Healing: Poetry and Grief

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Bldg 12
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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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...

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