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This workshop is now sold out. Our thanks to everyone who registered in advance. 


When: Tuesday February 28, 2023; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $45
Limited to 15 participants
Location: Pat Conroy Literary Center (601 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC) with a Zoom option

If, according to Pat Conroy, the most powerful words in the English language are “Tell Me a Story,” then the most regretful ones are: “I never got Mama’s (or Daddy’s) stories.” This workshop helps you avoid that regret! We’ll cover:

  • Beginning the Stories
  • Finding Structure in Your Many Tales
  • Publication
  • What to Do After Publishing the Stories?

Led by an award-winning memoirist and novelist, this workshop is for those who want to put in writing their cache of family legends or happenings, and for those who want to assist their parents or relatives or friends in doing just that. A great holiday gift for a loved one!

This interactive writers workshop will be held as an in-person class at the Pat Conroy Literary Center (601 Bladen St., Beaufort), with an option for remote participants to join via Zoom.

Tuesday, February 28, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Limited to 15 participants. $45/person.

Learn more and register at

Website: Facebook Event Page

About our instructor:

Estelle Ford WilliamsonEstelle Ford-Williamson’s most recent book is Rising Fawn, a novel set in Atlanta and Lookout Mountain, GA. Previously she published Abbeville Farewell, a Novel of Early Atlanta and North Georgia, and co-wrote a memoir, Seed of South Sudan: Memoir of a ‘Lost Boy’ Refugee with Majok Marier.

For four years, she led “Writing Your Story” workshops at a senior center in the Atlanta area; a dozen students went on to publish full memoirs. She has received awards for her novels and short fiction, and offers writing workshops through the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the South Carolina Writers Association; she lives on nearby St. Helena 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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