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Keynote Speakers

Rosemary Daniell

Susan Wittig Albert


Our Friday-night keynote speaker, Rosemary Daniell, is known as one of the best writing coaches in the country. The author of The Woman Who Spilled Words All Over Herself: Writing and Living the Zona Rosa Way, she is the originator and leader of the Zona Rosa™, a series of creative writing workshops in Savannah and Atlanta, and cities throughout the world, as profiled in People and Southern Living magazine.

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. She is the author of three other books of poetry and prose; her recent collection of essays is Confessions of a (Female) Chauvinist.

Her latest book, Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women's Lives, will be out in May, 2006.

Her features and reviews have appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle, New York Woman, Mother Jones, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications. She has appeared on such radio and television shows as CNN Health, The Diane Roehm Show, Larry King, Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael, Hour Magazine, and Merv Griffin. Among her many awards are two NEA grants in literature, one in poetry, another in fiction.
(taken from Rosemary's website, http://www.myzonarosa.com)

Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women's Lives


Susan Wittig Albert, Ph.D., our Sunday lunch speaker, is a former English professor and university dean and vice-president. The recipient of many teaching awards and fellowships, she is the author of numerous books for young adults and the best-selling author of three mystery series: the China Bayles herbal mysteries, the Robin Paige Victorian mysteries, and (her latest) the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. She is also the author of Work of Her Own and Writing From Life: Telling Your Soul's Story. In 1997, she founded the Story Circle Network. Susan's website is www.mysterypartners.com.

Writing from Life

Last updated: 04/30/05