Estelle Ford-Williamson

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host a hybrid (in-person and online) writing workshop led by local author Estelle Ford-Williamson on Tuesday, June 27, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Writing Family Stories 2 is a continuation of a class offered in February; but previous participation is not required for this workshop.

Family stories require a balance of remembrance, research, and trust in the storytelling process. This course will enable writers with varying levels of experience to start (or continue) the process with a goal of completing a project in the fall. Estelle will discuss Beginning the Stories, Finding Structure in Your Many Tales, Publication, and What to Do after Publishing the Stories, as well as a round-robin sharing of work by workshop participants with instructor feedback.

The workshop is limited to 15 participants, with options for both in-person and remote (Zoom) attendance. $45/person. Learn more and register in advance at

About our instructor: Estelle Ford-Williamson’s most recent book is Rising Fawn, a novel set in Atlanta and Lookout Mountain, GA. Previously she published Abbeville Farewell, a Novel of Early Atlanta and North Georgia, and co-wrote a memoir, Seed of South Sudan: Memoir of a ‘Lost Boy’ Refugee with Majok Marier. For four years, she led “Writing Your Story” workshops at a senior center in the Atlanta area; a dozen students went on to publish full memoirs. She has received awards for her novels and short fiction; she lives on nearby St. Helena Island.

Learn more about the Pat Conroy Literary Center at