Local Author Rose Gordy presenting a workshop on Journal Writing & Dreams at Garrett College, Nov 4

Rose Gordy will be discussing Dreams at the Garrett Institute of Lifelong Learning from 11:30-1pm on Monday Nov 4
Nov. 4, 2013 - PRLog -- The Garrett Institute of Lifelong Learning (GILL) has invited local author Rose Gordy for a special "Lunch and Learn" workshop on Journal Writing and Dreams on Monday November 4, 2013. Rose Gordy is the author of four books "Stairs to the Attic: A Collection of Poems," "The Ladies Baltimore: Mothers and Daughters Alone and Together," "Into the Green Unknown," and "Unsettled Lives: A Collection of Short Stories."

For more information about Garrett College and where the event is being held, please visit: http://www.garrettcollege.edu/GILL - For registration please call 301-387-3069. If you have a curious mind and love learning, please join this like-minded group. There are no entrance requirements for GILL, no tests, and they don't grade - this is learning for the fun of it! Their goal is to provide a curriculum of intellectually stimulating learning opportunities and special events geared toward persons 50 plus years, but open to all ages.

Author and dream counselor Rose Gordy spent thirteen years of her early life as a nun effectively cut off from the world. In spite of the conditions within the Church, she managed to leave and make a life for herself including getting married and having three sons. Through her experiences in the convent as well as decades of teaching in the classroom, she has woven compelling stories and poems honoring the lives lost and changed forever by adversity. For more information about Rose and Rosewords Books, please visit http://www.Rosewords.com.

Her latest book, "Stairs to the Attic," is a collection of poetry down to earth yet otherworldly, a book which instinctually eschews the conventional. Amidst the hundreds of little adventures within these pages, readers will no doubt find themselves transported to places and feelings familiar and fantastic. One could watch TV but nothing captures an experience like the timeless rhythmical synergy of song & speech which Humans call Poetry.

The poem which gives this book its title, Stairs to the Attic, paints a picture of youth restrained but always one step away from the truth. Will a group of former nuns find out the secret their convent held from them? What could possibly happen when these liberated women return decades later full of latent curiosity? Other poems delve into the dreamscape, the synchronistic, the blood bonds, the shadow memories, the earthiness, the maternal instincts, the harkening forward and the eyeful. Filled with 42 original photographs and over 150 poems this unexpected book will break the proverbial mold.

Rose Gordy is also a national and state workshop facilitator, speech coach, veteran secondary English teacher, dream counselor, and published poet, essayist and short story writer. She earned a Master’s Degree in English and French from the University of Notre Dame and has been writing and teaching for most of her life. http://www.Rosewords.com

All of Rose's books are available in paperback and eBook formats at http://www.Rosewords.com. On her website, there are also links to her Kindle Store, her Facebook page, and her Twitter page.

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