This workshop is open to writers of all skill levels and is a fun way to find inspiration from a new prompt or revise current work. It is hosted by the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara and will use Zoom for the virtual connection. Click on this link to register for the FREE workship.
|Glenda Council Beall|
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Each of us has a unique life story. While our children and grandchildren show little interest now in our past, there will come a time when they will be thankful we wrote down and preserved our history. Many times we hear someone, after losing a father or mother, say, "I wish I had asked more questions. I wish I knew more about my parents' lives." We will discuss how to decide what to write and how to write it so it will be read and appreciated.
Glenda Council Beall, a Georgia native, lives in Hayesville, NC, where she is the owner and director of 'Writers Circle Around the Table', a studio that provides education for writers. She also taught writing in the continuing education department at Tri-County Community College in Murphy, NC. and presently teaches online for the Institute of Continuing Learning at Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.
She became interested in Genealogy in the early nineties and compiled a family history book, Profiles and Pedigrees, The Descendants of Thomas Charles Council (1858-1911) which chronicles the lives of her grandfather and his ten children who were born in the late 19th century.
Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Wild Goose Poetry Review, Appalachian Heritage, Main Street Rag, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Red Owl Magazine and in the anthologies, Kakalak – Anthology of Carolina Poets, 2009, 2011 Poetry Hickory, Future Cycle, Lights in the Mountains, Women’s Places Women’s Spaces, On Our Own, Widowhood for Smarties, From Freckles to Wrinkles, and Reach of Song published by the Georgia Poetry Society. Her poetry chapbook Now Might as Well be Then, published by Finishing Line Press, is available at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC. In 2018, she co-authored a collection of short stories, poems, articles and photos in Paws, Claws, Hooves, Feathers and Fins; Family Pets and God's Other Creatures available at the following places: City Lights Books in Sylva, NC, Tiger's in Hayesville, NC and on Amazon in the Kindle store.
Her short stories and personal essays have been published in the online journals, Muscadine Lines; A Southern Journal, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and 234journal, and in the anthologies, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge and Cup of Comfort for Horse Lovers. Several of her poems and essays have appeared in Living with Loss Magazine, Breath and Shadow, and Reunions Magazine.
She is a member of the NC Writers Network, the Georgia Poetry Society, The Byron Herbert Reece Society, and the North Carolina Poetry Society. Read more about Glenda on her two personal blogs, Writing Life Stories with Glenda Beall, Writers Circle Around the Table, http://www.glendacouncilbeall.com/ and on Blue Heaven Press.
Friends, please share this announcement with your contact list. Thank you so much. Glenda