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Janna Zonder

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Janna Zonder grew up on a farm in Georgia, a lush and beautiful state where danger and bitter contradictions lurk just beneath the surface. Georgia's red clay soil holds fast her memories, her heart, and the bones of her ancestors. That same soil has nurtured the seeds of great music, literature, humor, and kindness, which flourished alongside the seeds of racial hatred, religious discrimination, homophobia, and misogyny. All took root in the soil long before she was born and became the landscape of her early life.

She has plowed behind a mule and helped butcher a hog. (Not that she's bragging.) She sings as part of a duo with her husband, Stu Zonder, and will crank up the electric bass from time to time just to hear someone say, "A woman pl

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Janna Zonder Hi David. I don't know of any writing workshops near you, but you might contact the DeKalb County Library system, Charis Bookstore, Emory University a…moreHi David. I don't know of any writing workshops near you, but you might contact the DeKalb County Library system, Charis Bookstore, Emory University and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Also, you might want to join the Atlanta Writers Club. They are hosting a weekend workshop in May somewhere near the airport. They will have agents and publishers there. It's a good immersion weekend with all kinds of classes. Here's a link to their website: https://atlantawritersclub.org/(less)
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Because a small percentage of people refuse to wear masks inside public buildings, all of my outings have become adventures in calculating risks. My inner dialogue usually goes something like this: Okay, I'll get in and out as quickly as possible. Most people will be masked. It's about how much of a viral load hits you. A little exposure probably won't hurt me. I'm healthy for my age . . .

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