Our Tenth Annual
Zona Rosa®Writing and Living Dream Retreat a.k.a.Pajama Party
for Grown-Up Girls with Smarts©
at Tybee Island, Georgia
July 30 – August 6, 2011
(*15 minutes from Savannah, Georgia)
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is known as one of best writing coaches in the country. The author of SECRETS OF THE ZONA ROSA: HOW WRITING (AND SISTERHOOD) CHANGE WOMEN’S LIVES, and its prequel, THE WOMAN WHO SPILLED WORDS ALL OVER HERSELF: WRITING AND LIVING THE ZONA ROSA WAY. She is the founder and leader of Zona Rosa®, a series of creative writing workshops in Savannah, Atlanta, and cities throughout the country, as well as in Europe, as profiled in People, Southern Living and The South magazines. Over 80 Zona Rosans and counting has become published authors. She is also the award-winning author of six other books of poetry and prose. Her revolutionary memoir FATAL FLOWERS: On Sin, Sex, and Suicide in the Deep South, won the 1999 Palimpsest Prize for a most requested out-of-print book. Along with her second memoir SLEEPING WITH SOLDIERS, it was a forerunner of the current memoir trend. Along with her four other books of poetry and prose, they were widely and nationally reviewed in many publications, among them Time, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Ms., and Rolling Stone. Rosemary has received many awards, among them two NEA grants, one in poetry, another in fiction. She has been published in such magazines as Mother Jones, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, New York Woman, and other magazines, as well as many literary publications. She has also appeared on a number of national radio and TV shows. In 2008, she was given a Governor’s Award in the Humanities for her impact on the state of Georgia
Our Pajama Party for Grown-Up Girls with Smarts©!
This weeklong workshop is intended for serious writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, as well as beginners who wish to become more serious about their writing, or simply use writing as a tool for healing or enrichment.
The workshop will begin on Saturday afternoon, July 30, with an optional informal get-together at 5:00. From Sunday through Thursday, Rosemary will meet with writers during the mornings, then lead group sessions in the afternoons from Sunday through Tues, and again on Thursday from two until five p.m. There will be plenty of time and space to write and go to the beach, and in the evenings we’ll have fun!
The workshop will end with a reading on Thursday afternoon, followed by the annual Zona Rosa party at Rosemary's house in Savannah on Friday evening, Aug 5.
Check in at our retreat house on Tybee will be after 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. Check out time at 10 a.m. on Sat morning, Aug 6. Those who’d like to stay over on Tybee or in Historic Downtown Savannah can do so by making further motel or hotel reservations for that time
And F.Y.I.: Our retreat house at 110 Miller Ave, Tybee Island, is appropriately titled “Happy House!” The new. three-story house, is posh in every way and includes every amenity we might want, including WiFi, an elevator, a deck and two porches, and the beach is a short walk away. To view the house, go to Tybee Joy Vacations Rentals and click on Happy House!
A Non-Refundable Deposit is due with application. Balance due on June 25
*Zona Rosa Sister $550_________
Current members of a monthly Zona Rosa group receive a review of 8-10 pages
of manuscript or 4-8 pages of poetry, a private consultation, and class time.
**Big Sister $575_________
Participants receive a review of 8-10 pages of manuscript or 4-8 pages of poetry,
a private consultation, and class time.
***Little Sister $450_________
Beginning writers or those interested in learning more about Zona Rosa
participate in class time and casual conversation with Rosemary and other writers.
****Accommodations $600 __________
Accommodations are available at the retreat location, a large beach
house with full kitchen facilities situated a short walk to the ocean. Rooms are
assigned on a first-come, first served basis. (Please add a $200 supplement for
one of the sumptuous single rooms; if singles are no longer available, this will be
refunded to you. Keep in mind too that other rooms comfortable and congenial!)
This is a new three-story house, three and half blocks from the beach, and it is beautiful!
***** Per day rates for those with other accommodations
With workshop reading and ms critique $100__________
With workshop participation only $ 75__________
(Deposit not applicable to per day rates) Deposit (Due with application) $525
Balance Is Due for Those Staying at the Retreat House by June 25!
Full Directions And Other Details Will Follow Upon Registration.
Print application & mail along with check made to Rosemary Daniell
to Rosemary Daniell, 1205 Skidaway, Savannah, GA 31404
For further information, contact Rosemary at firstname.lastname@example.org
ZONA ROSA GOES TO FRANCE
Photo by Pamella Smith 2010
Dear Friends And Zona Rosans,
Read this book and tell your friends about it! Then write a review of it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or the bookstore site of your choice! (When you do, let us know, so Rosemary can personally thank you!)"
Founder and Leader of Zona Rosa
View the Online Press Release
If you can't open the press release, please download the current version of Adobe Reader here.
Read Gayla Crosby's Interview with Rosemary! Also savor the essays (including those by Rosemary and Zona Rosan Connie Baechler) in the new mind-blowing anthology DESIRE: WOMEN WRITE ABOUT WANTING edited by Lisa Solod Warren
Rosemary and Connie sign copies of DESIRE: WOMEN WRITE ABOUT WANTING at the Alvida Gallery in Savannah.
HOT PINK ZONA ROSA NEWS FLASH! Rosemary received a 2008 Governor's Award in the Humanities for her impact on the state of Georgia and was honored at a luncheon and received the award on May 8, 2008! Read all about it in this article in Connect Savannah!
If you missed Rosemary's appearance on "Cover to Cover" on Georgia Public Broadcasting (91.1 fm) March 25 or April 7, 2007, you can view her Live Webchat at the GPB website.
Listen to Rosemary's interview with Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones. (This is a Windows Media file, and may require Microsoft Internet Explorer.)
KOKOPELLIWOMAN SPEAKS: Rosemary Daniell and the Zona Rosa writing group
Last Saturday was a day of spiritual and creative breakthroughs. My writing teacher, Rosemary Daniell, the High Priestess of the Zona Rosa writing group, was in town giving a workshop to the Austin/San Antonio Sub-Rosa women who are obsessed with writing. I attended a prior workshop last May, and immediately knew that this was the place for me. Rosemary, author of Secrets of the Zona Rosa, The Woman Who Spilled Words All Over Herself, Fatal Flowers, and others, was as usual, a rock of support and information. Mainly, she brings out the best in any writer. Her books on writing are among the most down-to-earth, just-in-time, get to the guts of the matter how-to books I've ever come across.
And the woman is a goddess. A genteel, sexy, brilliant, competent recovered Southern Belle, she has influenced the works of many of today's well-known authors. She is a consummate editor, and delivers the goods in a loving manner, tinged with a saucy Southern flirtatious approach.
She encourages women to write their truths, and helps them do so in a professional, confident manner. She believes that women have a vital imperative to reveal their inner selves in a way that is most natural to them. At the same time that she gives writers invaluable tools and cues to tighten and craft words to their greatest effect.
Rosemary is a breath of fresh air, a scintillating jewel, and writes like a fallen angel. I am proud to link to her Web site, and I urge any writer to take advantage of her wisdom and experience and juiciness.
You can buy her books on Amazon (only four left in stock, more on the way), Barnes & Noble, and Powell's Books sites. If you're a woman, and you're serious about writing, Rosemary is your go-to guru.
— Austin Zona Rosan Claudia Snowden, from her blog, Fried Okra Productions
My time with you in Santa Fe at the Creativity and Madness Conference was a holy time.
- Ryder Finnegan, Fayetteville, AR
Our Member’s Only Section is coming, with “Ask Rosemary,” news of Sub Rosa groups, new exorcises, advance notice of events, and more!
In the works:
The Zona Rosa Exorcise of the Month
Divine Zona Rosa Products for the Alpha Babe
And our own Zona Rosa book imprint!
Thanks so much! And I know we'll all have a wonderful, creative 2007.
Please contact Rosemary, too, if you would like to plan a Zona Rosa® workshop—one day, two days, or five days—for your area!
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