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Pat Conroy Literary Center – Beaufort, SC

The Self at the Center of Creativity is a three-part workshop for writers and artists that will include discussions, readings, writing prompts, and activities to stabilize and deepen your creativity and to bring more authenticity and enthusiasm to your own unique creative practice.

Week One (June 4): We will examine the similarities between creative practice and spiritual practice and ways to merge the two, shifting our perspectives from creative product to creative process.

Week Two (June 11): In our second session, we will delve into our known and unknown selves as sources of inspiration and authenticity. We will also discuss concepts of self-care and creative supports to sustain our work.

Week Three (June 18): The senses at play. We will learn strategies and techniques to generate a playful mindset to silence the inner critic and manage the stress of art making.

Registration fee is $100 for the three-part workshop. Register at 

This workshop is limited to 10 participants. Two scholarships are available based on financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please email a brief statement (up to 200 words) explaining your financial need to by May 27.

Website: Facebook Event Page

About our instructor:

Emily Davis-Fletcher earned her B.F.A. in creative writing from Stephens College and her M.A. in womens studies from the National University of Ireland Galway. Her poetry has appeared in Southword, Crannóg Magazine, the Irish Examiner, and the High Window, among other journals and anthologies. She has taught creativity and poetry workshops as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USC Beaufort.  In 2018, she was selected to read at the Cork International Poetry Festival Introductions Reading; and, most recently, she was a guest poet at the Deckle Edge Book Festival in Columbia, SC. Currently, Emily is writing her debut poetry collection, My Half of Night, and a screenplay with her best friend Heather.

This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.
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