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BECOMING THE WRITER YOU WERE MEANT TO BE 

 

ENJOY AN INTENSIVE ZONA ROSA WRITING WEEKEND 

WITH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR ROSEMARY DANIELL

AT THE PARKER RANCH - CLAYTON, GA

 IN THE BEAUTIFUL NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS

   FRIDAY, EVENING MAY 17 THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019

 

“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 

 

“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 38 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 250 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!

Participants are invited to submit a sample of their writing to Rosemary in advance if they wish. Six-ten pages of prose or six-eight pages of poetry can be mailed to her at 1205 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA 31404.

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

May 17- May 19, 2019

 Residential Fee: $430 (double occupancy) or $500 (single occupancy)

includes lodging, wine & cheese meet & greet on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday    

Non-Residential Fee: $370 includes wine & cheese meet & greet, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday    

To register, contact: Becky Hoover at becky@parkersranch.com

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. Her recently completed books are a third memoir, My Beautiful Tigers: A Maverick Mother’s Story, and , a collection of poetryThe Murderous Sky. Rosemary’s 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. She is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in writing, one in poetry, another in fiction. In 2008, she received a Governor’s Award in the Humanities for her impact on the state of Georgia. For further information, write Rosemary at rosemary@myzonarosa.com