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When: Saturday February 25, 2023; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Cost: $45
Limited to 15 participants
Location: Pat Conroy Literary Center (601 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC)

Writers of all genres struggle with, and delight in, questions of meaning and purpose. This workshop will explore a broad range of writers, from Thicht Nhat Hahn to San Juan de la Cruz to Toni Morrison, whose writing has been anchored by their belief in (or search for) the Divine. We’ll suggest practical ways to make our writing an exploration of spirituality, and we’ll write three in-class exercises to help sharpen our attention to observation, meditation, and invention. Writers of all genres, all levels of experience, and all (or no) faith traditions are most welcome.

This is an in-person writers workshop, held at the Pat Conroy Literary Center (601 Bladen St, Beaufort). Limited to 15 participants; $45/person.

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About our instructor:

Valerie SayersValerie Sayers is the author of a collection of stories, The Age of Infidelity, and six novels, including her most recent, The Powers. Who Do You Love and Brain Fever were both named New York Times “Notable Books of the Year, and a film, “Due East,” was based on her novels Due East and How I Got Him Back Sayers’s stories, essays, and reviews have appeared widely, in such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Commonweal, Zoetrope, and Ploughshares, and have been cited in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. Her literary prizes include a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and two Pushcart Prizes for fiction. She is honored to be a member of the South Carolina Academy of Writers.

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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