The Nurturing Nature of Words

June 16, 2018 @ 10:00AM — 12:00PM

With award-winning writer and teacher, Maureen Ryan Griffin.

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Come explore the benefits writing can provide—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—in this workshop that provides a number of fun, easy tools and methods to help your words flow, whatever your particular interest, including writing about the natural world. (The Piedmont Physic Garden is a perfect setting for this.) These tools can be used in journaling, memoir, poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction. Whether you have published widely, sometimes write in a journal, or haven't written anything since your senior year of high school, you will enjoy this lively, informative workshop.

MAUREEN RYAN GRIFFIN has taught the art and craft of writing for twenty-five years through a wide variety of venues, including Queens University and Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, the John Campbell Folk School in the Appalachian Mountains, and Chautauqua Institution in New York. An award-winning poetry and nonfiction writer, Griffin has published in numerous publications, including Calyx, Chelsea, Cincinnati Poetry Review, and The Texas Review. She is the author of Spinning Words into Gold, a Hands-On Guide to the Craft of Writing, a guide through grief entitled How Do I Say Goodbye?, and three poetry books. Recipient of CPCC's 2018 Irene Blair Honeycutt Legacy Award honoring a community member who has contributed outstanding service in support of local and regional writers, Maureen offers individual coaching, as well as retreats, workshops, and classes, through her business, WordPlay (www.wordplaynow.com).


To learn more about PPG, please visit https://www.piedmontphysicgarden.org


PPG'S INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

PPG participates in the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP). As a result, PPG members receive privileges at nearly 300 other botanical gardens located across North America. For a state-by-state directory of participating gardens, please visit www.ahsgardening.org/gardening-programs/rap/findIn addition, PPG members receive the following benefits according to their individual membership levels.

ZINNIA $25 (Student)

Free admission to PPG for member for one year

20% discount for member on all workshops and lectures

CAMELLIA $50 (Individual)

Free admission to PPG for member and one (1) guest for one year

20% discount for member on all workshops and lectures

GARDENIA $100 (FAMILY MEMBERSHIP)

Free admission to PPG for member and (1) guest for one year

50% discount for member on all workshops and lectures

IRIS $250

Free admission to PPG for member and one (1) guest for one year

50% discount for member to all workshops and lectures

One ticket to PPG's "Fireflies in the Garden"

AZALEA $500

Free admission to PPG for member and one (1) guest for one year

Free admission for member to all workshops and lectures

One ticket to PPG's "Fireflies in the Garden"

Invitation for member to PPG's Christmas Dinner

ROSE $1,000

Free admission to PPG for member and three (3) guests for one year

Free admission for member to all workshops and lectures

Two tickets to PPG's "Fireflies in the Garden"

Invitation to PPG's Christmas Dinner for member and one (1) guest

MAGNOLIA $5,000+

Free admission to PPG for member and three (3) guests for one year

Free admission for member and one (1) guest to all workshops and lectures

Four tickets to PPG's "Fireflies in the Garden"

Invitation to PPG's Christmas Dinner for member and one (1) guest

Individual Naming Opportunity Available

*PPG is a 501 (c) (3) and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Memberships are valid for 12 months from the date of enrollment. Benefits extend only to those listed on the membership card. Photo ID is required along with membership card(s) for entry into the garden. Memberships are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Call us at 864-427-2556 to find out how you can become a member!

Event Location

Piedmont Physic Garden
301 E. South Street
Union, SC 29379

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