“Rosemary Daniell is one of the great writing teachers I have seen at work in this country.” - Pat Conroy


“She has . . . proved just how earthy, inspiring, and even rapturous . . . the writing process can be.” - People magazine


“Rosemary Daniell is enormously gifted. Her work is risky in the best sense of the word. She is one of the women by whom our age will be known in times to come.” - Erica Jong 

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“When are you going to stop pretending you don’t know who you are and what you were sent here to do?” - a Jewish Rabbi


When Rosemary Daniell founded Zona Rosa, the series of writing-and-living workshops she leads in Savannah, Atlanta, all over the country and abroad, over 34 years ago, she based them on the principle “accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative,” as in the words of the song by Johnny Mercer. Since then, the success this philosophy has been born out: over 160 Zona Rosans and counting have become published authors.


During the workshop, Rosemary will discuss how to:

  Use writing as a tool for healing and spiritual growth

  Jumpstart your writing and blast through blocks

  Uncover (and believe in) your secret genius

  Find the story that only you can tell

  Discover your own style and voice

  Develop a personal criteria for your work

  Set timelines that help you meet life-and-writing goals

  Use “exorcises,” credos and acronyms to facilitate your work

  Live in what Rosemary calls a continual “Creative Burst”'

  And most importantly, make writing as easy and fun as walking through clouds!


 She will also address, as discussed in her book Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing and Sisterhood Can Change Women’s Lives, how to get the most out of a writing group, and also how to contribute to the discussion of others’ manuscripts in a meaningful way. 


The Parker Ranch

August 4 – 7, 2016

 Residential Fee: $540 (double occupancy) includes lodging, wine & cheese meet & greet on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday    

Non-Residential Fee: $410 includes wine & cheese meet & greet, breakfast and lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday    

*** We only have one ‘single’ room … 3 rooms have two full beds and one room has one full bed and 2 twin beds. All rooms have private baths. If you do not want to share a room, there is a very reasonable, clean motel in Clayton only two miles from the Parker Ranch.***

To register, contact: Becky Hoover at

Registrants will be invited to mail a short writing sample to Rosemary in advance. 

If you have further questions, please Becky at 404-373-0566.


ROSEMARY DANIELL is the award-winning author of nine books of poetry and prose, including Secrets of the Zona Rosa:  How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women's Lives and The Woman Who Spilled Words All Over Herself:  Writing and Living the Zona Rosa Way. Her 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. Her five other books are a collection of essays, Confessions of a (Female) Chauvinist:, a novel, The Hurricane Season; two collections of poetry, A Sexual Tour of the Deep South and Fort Bragg & Other Points South; and a chapbook, The Feathered Trees. Rosemarys work has been featured in many magazines and papers, including Harper’s Bazaar, New York Woman, Self, Mademoiselle, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times Book Review and Mother Jones; she has also been a guest on many national radio and television shows, such as "The Merve Griffin Show,” “Donahue,” "The Diane Rehm Show,” "Larry King Live" and CNN’s “Portrait of America.” She is profiled in the book Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975. In 2008, she received a Governor’s Award in the Humanities for her impact on the state of Georgia. For further information, see Rosemary’s web page at

“This is happiness: to be dissolved into something great.” - Rebecca West


Rosemary Daniell/Zona Rosa

award-winning author of SECRETS OF THE ZONA ROSA: HOW WRITING 

(AND SISTERHOOD) CAN CHANGE WOMEN'S LIVESand seven other books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction twitter: @myzonarosa


912-655-3457 (cell)