My beloved Yia-Yia (Greek for Grandmother)many years ago, was offered a full scholarship at Agnes Scott College. Her dreams were varied, but besides acting, she loved. loved. loved. to write. Yia-Yia(Georgia Chiboucas) never got accept that scholarship, as she had to decline, in order to help out her family. The eldest of 7 children, she assisted in the running of the family bakery, and helped her siblings when their mother died. My Yia-Yia passed away in 1987, and I've written extensively about her influence on my life, and in shaping me as a young woman.
So when I read that a new program for the community of Atlanta area writers was forming at Agnes Scott, I felt compelled to write all about it.
I'm no novice when it comes to what Agnes Scott can offer in terms of literary instruction and exposure, as I've often attended, listened in, and taken notes, at the annual gathering of well-known and very accomplished authors, known as the Agnes Scott Literary Festival.
Now, the creator of VERB(a quarterly audio-literary-magazine which is lovely,and which I subscribe to), Daren Wang, pal Tom Bell, and author David Fulmer have teamed up to create a brand new program Agnes Writes.
Agnes Writes appears to be the magical kind of "training" which can transform the writing experience. Among the varied authors is Hollis Gillespie, renowned for her hilarious, racy, yet poignant tales of life with, and without, her family-of-origin.
Chelsea Rathburn, the lyrically-gifted poet with an eye and ear for cogent verse, helms another of the workshops.
Check out all the offerings, at:
And read even more about upcoming readings, speakers, etc., at:
Continued success, kids, in all of your writing endeavors!