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Writers Playing Big
The Study at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
Rome, GA
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Nov 02, 2024 9:00 AM

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General $149.00 ($159.43 w/service fee) 4
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Writers Playing Big
Presented by Bestselling Author Lauretta Hannon

IT'S TIME TO START PLAYING BIGGER AS A WRITER. You have dreams and visions, but you've found yourself in a holding pattern. In some ways--and I say this gently--perhaps you've hidden from the very things that could catapult your creative projects. (That's okay, we all do it.)

But if you're ready to come out and play big, this is your workshop. You will leave with concrete, highly-achievable plans designed to yield progress within two weeks.


-Identify the hiding strategies that prevent you from moving forward in your writing

-Conquer the Inner Critic that wants you to stay small and hidden

-Craft simple, easy-to-implement-now plans that will be the gamechangers in your writing life

-Immediately employ the mindset that will correct your creative course

-Gather with kindred spirits for fellowship, laughter, and lots of a-ha moments



Lunch Downtown at Harvest Moon

Afternoon Break

Dinner Downtown (restaurant to be determined)

Regroup & Reflection (also known as hanging out in The Study)


You have two options. You are welcome to just attend the workshop and lunch--or stay for supper and hangout as well. Meals are not included in your registration.

Workshop is limited to 20 participants. No refunds will be given.

Bring a notebook. The workshop will be a screen-free zone.


Most appropriately, we will be in The Study, our own fabulous space in the historic Hawthorn.

On-site spa/salon, bar, massage therapist, and restaurant

Special hotel room rate for attendees. Call the hotel at 706.378.4837 and ask for the PLAYING BIG rate. Reserve right away, as the hotel is almost fully booked.

You can also book online: www.wyndhamhotels.com/hotels/30838?group_code=110124PLA

Free parking

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is on the river and steps away from everything cool and beautiful in Historic Downtown Rome.


Named the Funniest Woman in Georgia by Southern Living Magazine, Lauretta Hannon is the bestselling author of The Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life (Gotham Books, Penguin) and has been a commentator on National Public Radios All Things Considered, where her stories have reached 25 million listeners. Her memoir was named One of the Top 25 Books All Georgians Should Read by the Georgia Center for the Book. A documentary about her story, Raised in the South of Normal, captured several dozen awards at film festivals across the country.

In addition, Lauretta has been a syndicated advice columnist in 23 newspapers and a blogger for The Huffington Post. In 2018 she was selected to be a faculty member at the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop at The University of Dayton. A Hambidge Fellow, she has completed numerous writing residencies at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences as well as a residency at the Lillian E. Smith Center of Piedmont University.

As the author of Images of America: Powder Springs (Arcadia), she documented the history of a small town in the midst of transition. In her volunteer role with the local historical society, she led the effort to seek out and include the rich history of the African-American population. Thanks to collaborations with the University of West Georgia and Kennesaw State University, permanent exhibits, publications, and oral histories now exist.

Since 2009, Lauretta has presented classes, workshops, and retreats through her Down Home Writing School. Supporting and guiding other writers is an integral part of her mission, and her work with incarcerated women and youth has been especially meaningful.

Lauretta is in-demand as a keynote speaker and offers writing and self-growth seminars as well as one-on-one consultations for writers and others. She blogs and podcasts at laurettahannon.com and recently gave a TEDx Talk titled This Sentence Will Transform Your Life. Her Front Porch Views podcast is available wherever you like to listen.


Lauretta is contributing to an anthology on Sinead O'Connor to be published by Simon & Schuster in spring 2025 and has a forthcoming memoir. Her next retreat, Writing Under the Tuscan Sun, will be held in Tuscany in June 2025.


The Study at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham (View)
100-110 North 2nd Avenue
Rome, GA 30161
United States


Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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