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Pat Conroy Literary Center – 905 Port Republic, Beaufort, SC 29902

Event by Pat Conroy Literary Center


April 14, 2021 6:00 p.m. EST – 8:00 p.m. EST

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 poems, or in essays written in third person. This workshop explores the journaling process, how this transforms to poem and essay forms, and why writing offers a useful outlet for grief, and a way to offer solace to others suffering loss. Participants will exit with a reading list and pocketful of writing strategies.

April 14; 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom.
$45/person, limited to 15 attendees.

Learn more and register at

Website: Facebook Event Page

This workshop will be held as an online video conference call through Zoom. Details for joining the video call will be provided to all participating writers after registering.

About our instructor:

Elizabeth Robin

Elizabeth Robin a retired high school teacher, has two collections of poetry through Finishing Line Press: Where Green Meets Blue (2018) and Silk Purses and Lemonade (2017). A poet of witness and discovery, she relates both true and fictional stories about her Lowcountry present and world-traveling past. Also published in fiction and nonfiction, her work appears in Drunk Monkeys, The Broadkill Review, i am not a silent poet, Blue Mountain Review, Good Juju, The Fourth River, Foliate Oak, and Reflections. Robin emcees a monthly open mic and partners with arts groups to bring literary programs to Hilton Head Island.


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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