The workshop, “Saying the Great Yes,” will inspire practicing and would-be writers to take the full plunge into poetry. South Carolina poet Tim Conroy, brother to beloved writer Pat Conroy, will discuss Pat’s commitment to the writing life at a young age and transition from self-described failed poet to beloved writer of lyrical prose. Tim will share how, inspired by his brother and sister Carol, he too was finally able to say his own “great Yes” to becoming a writer. We will explore how choice, risk, and commitment inform our writing practices.