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Technical College of the Lowcountry

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921 Ribaut Road, Bldg 12
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
(843) 525-8211

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September 2017

Karen Spears Zacharias in Conversation with Stephanie Edwards

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Bldg 12
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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The Pat Conroy Literary Center's Visiting Writers Series welcomes Karen Spears Zacharias, Weatherford Award-winning novelist and Gold Star Daughter. Zacharias, author of the new Appalachian novel Christian Bend, will appear in conversation with novelist Stephanie Austin Edwards, author of What We Set in Motion. Sponsored in part by the Pulpwood Queens book club and presented in partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry, 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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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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