It’s here. The big reveal. (Though there were hints if you were paying attention.)
It’s my pleasure to announce the publication of…
in today’s edition of The Bitter Southerner.
More than a year in development, this story is very personal to me and my family; it was no small feat to put it out there so publicly.
I have to take a minute to thank Suzanne Mozes and her Storybuilding class, the place where I was able to really dive into this material and bring it to life. Also, the Peach State Storytelling Festival, who took a chance on me to headline in January 2015. I developed this piece to get ready for telling the biggest/longest tale I’d ever told in my life. It was such an opportunity.
There were so many other individuals and coaches along the way that I can’t even begin to name all the names. Suffice it to say, please feel free to cash in on the cup of coffee or soup dinner I owe you.
Finally, to my family, I didn’t ask your permission exactly. I’m sorry/not sorry I aired our laundry. Let’s at least hope others will benefit from the telling.
It is a terrific and beautiful story, Shannon.
Such pleasure to see your name in print, along with your keen ideas and expression.
Watch out, Southern writers, Shannon Turner is blazing a red hot trail!