|Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women's Lives by Rosemary Daniell|
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
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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
**Big Sister $575_________
***Little Sister $450_________
****Accommodations $600 __________
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
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