Writer Robin Edgar to speak at AAUW meeting Monday, April 22

Published 9:50 am Wednesday, April 17, 2013

AAUW is proud to present Robin Edgar, a former recipient of an AAUW scholarship, as their April speaker.  RobinEdgar

Edgar has been a professional writer for 30 years.  She conducts reminiscence-writing workshops in a variety of venues including the John C. Campbell Folk School, Wildacres Retreat and Novello.

Her recent work can be found in publications such as The Tryon Daily Bulletin, The Charlotte Observer, Skirt! and Our State Magazine.

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Edgar’s book, “In My Mother’s Kitchen: An Introduction to the Healing Power of Reminiscence,” is in its second edition and is used as a textbook for a writing course at Lynn University.

Matt Lauer of NBC Today said of the book, “For all of us who have loved, lost, grieved and grown from the experience, ‘In My Mother’s Kitchen’ serves as a poignant reminder of our shared connections to family and friends.”

A successful workshop facilitator and keynote speaker, Edgar teaches reminiscence-writing workshops for organizations such as the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as scrapbook and genealogy groups throughout the United States and overseas.

She resides in Landrum, S.C.

AAUW (American Association of University Women) is a nationwide network of university women whose goal is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

The Tryon Branch of AAUW will meet Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Fellowship Hall.  The meeting is open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.

– article submitted by Lois Merrill