Nancy Sakaduski

Sunday, March 19, 2017: Nancy Sakaduski on writing contests

This presentation/workshop will focus on whether to enter contests (what’s to be gained for new or  experienced writers), how to evaluate “good” and “bad” contests (and what are some red flags), and how to give your entry the best chance to win (what judges look for, how to read submission guidelines, etc.). Nancy Sakaduski is… Read more »

Sunday, April 9, 2017: Denise Clemons on world building

How you feed your characters informs your world and adds depth to your stories. Do you recall a passage from a novel or story where the smallest detail illuminated a character or setting? And have you ever found a jarring inconsistency that pulled you completely out of the narrative? Drawing on examples from current fiction,… Read more »

Sunday, May 21, 2017: Dennis Lawson on mystery/noir

Dennis received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts as the 2014 Emerging Artist in Fiction. His stories have appeared in the Fox Chase Review, the Rehoboth Beach Reads anthology series, and the crime collection Insidious Assassins. He has an MFA from Rutgers-Camden, and he is an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University.

Billie Travalini

Sunday, June 18, 2017: Billie Travalini on memoir

Billie is the author of Bloodsisters, the first version of which was a finalist for the Bakeless Literary Prize, James Jones Prize, and won the Lewes Clark Discovery Award. She is the editor of On the Mason Dixon Line and No Place Like Here. Billie has received two Individual Artist Fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts, in 2005… Read more »

Sunday, July 16, 2017: Marcella Harte on working with artists

Finding an Illustrator: Do you have an amazing book idea? Are you unsure whether it needs the perfect illustrator to make it complete? This workshop will help you come to a decision, as well as introduce you to resources and information about finding and working with an experienced artist. Marcella Harte has been fascinated with art… Read more »

Sunday, August 20, 2017: Rebecca Dowling and JM Reinbold on working with your local indie bookstore

Rebecca will be presenting on how to work with your local indie bookstore, including consignment, signings, events & self-marketing. Joanne will discuss the Hockessin Art & Book Fair, registration, fair prep and table dressing.   Rebecca Dowling is the Owner of The Hockessin Book Shelf, a new & used bookstore in Hockessin De which has been open… Read more »

Sunday, September 17, 2017: Lois Hoffman–Write! Publish! Sell!.

Lois is the author of The Self-Publishing Roadmap, The Almost Perfect Birthday Party, and Write a Book, Grow Your Business.  She is the owner of The Happy Self-Publisher and offers many workshops on the writing and publishing process.              

Sunday, October 15, 2017: Shannon Connor Winward on submitting

So you’ve written an article, poem, essay or story.  You’ve tightened and revised it, polished ’til it shines.  Now what? In this workshop, we will explore the submission process, from targeting markets to hitting “send” and everything in between. Learn how to format your manuscript, craft a cover letter, navigate submission platforms  and improve your… Read more »

Sunday, November 19, 2017: Gail Husch on historical fiction

Gail Husch on historical fiction. Gail is the author of The Button Field, owner of Barley Mill Press, and a Professor of Art History at Goucher College.

Sunday, December 17, 2017: Liz DeJesus on “Fairy Tale Retelling: Old tales in new skins”

Liz DeJesus will help you discover ways to bring classic fairy tales to life in your unique voice and your preferred genre. DeJesus will talk about ways to use horror, science fiction and fantasy to retell stories like Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Red Riding Hood and many more. Create timeless heroes and villains. She… Read more »

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  • Nancy Sakaduski

    Sunday, March 19, 2017: Nancy Sakaduski on writing contests

    This presentation/workshop will focus on whether to enter contests (what’s to be gained for new or  experienced writers), how to evaluate “good” and “bad” contests (and what are some red flags), and how to give your entry the best chance to win (what judges look for, how to read submission guidelines, etc.). Nancy Sakaduski is… Read more »

  • Sunday, April 9, 2017: Denise Clemons on world building

    How you feed your characters informs your world and adds depth to your stories. Do you recall a passage from a novel or story where the smallest detail illuminated a character or setting? And have you ever found a jarring inconsistency that pulled you completely out of the narrative? Drawing on examples from current fiction,… Read more »

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017: Dennis Lawson on mystery/noir

    Dennis received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts as the 2014 Emerging Artist in Fiction. His stories have appeared in the Fox Chase Review, the Rehoboth Beach Reads anthology series, and the crime collection Insidious Assassins. He has an MFA from Rutgers-Camden, and he is an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University.

  • Billie Travalini

    Sunday, June 18, 2017: Billie Travalini on memoir

    Billie is the author of Bloodsisters, the first version of which was a finalist for the Bakeless Literary Prize, James Jones Prize, and won the Lewes Clark Discovery Award. She is the editor of On the Mason Dixon Line and No Place Like Here. Billie has received two Individual Artist Fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts, in 2005… Read more »

  • Sunday, July 16, 2017: Marcella Harte on working with artists

    Finding an Illustrator: Do you have an amazing book idea? Are you unsure whether it needs the perfect illustrator to make it complete? This workshop will help you come to a decision, as well as introduce you to resources and information about finding and working with an experienced artist. Marcella Harte has been fascinated with art… Read more »

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017: Rebecca Dowling and JM Reinbold on working with your local indie bookstore

    Rebecca will be presenting on how to work with your local indie bookstore, including consignment, signings, events & self-marketing. Joanne will discuss the Hockessin Art & Book Fair, registration, fair prep and table dressing.   Rebecca Dowling is the Owner of The Hockessin Book Shelf, a new & used bookstore in Hockessin De which has been open… Read more »

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017: Lois Hoffman–Write! Publish! Sell!.

    Lois is the author of The Self-Publishing Roadmap, The Almost Perfect Birthday Party, and Write a Book, Grow Your Business.  She is the owner of The Happy Self-Publisher and offers many workshops on the writing and publishing process.              

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017: Shannon Connor Winward on submitting

    So you’ve written an article, poem, essay or story.  You’ve tightened and revised it, polished ’til it shines.  Now what? In this workshop, we will explore the submission process, from targeting markets to hitting “send” and everything in between. Learn how to format your manuscript, craft a cover letter, navigate submission platforms  and improve your… Read more »

  • Sunday, November 19, 2017: Gail Husch on historical fiction

    Gail Husch on historical fiction. Gail is the author of The Button Field, owner of Barley Mill Press, and a Professor of Art History at Goucher College.

  • Sunday, December 17, 2017: Liz DeJesus on “Fairy Tale Retelling: Old tales in new skins”

    Liz DeJesus will help you discover ways to bring classic fairy tales to life in your unique voice and your preferred genre. DeJesus will talk about ways to use horror, science fiction and fantasy to retell stories like Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Red Riding Hood and many more. Create timeless heroes and villains. She… Read more »