Sunday, May 17, 2020: John Micklos–Developing Picture Books

This crash course will talk about developing picture books, from idea creation through the writing and editing process. Specific topics will include: age breakdowns, 0-4 and 5-8+ fiction vs. nonfiction brainstorming topics creating memorable characters telling your story developmental stages whether or not to write in rhyme finding a publisher for your work   About… Read more »

Sunday, June 21, 2020: Lisa Lutwyche–Make Me Real: or, how to make readers and audiences believe in your characters

Whether your characters breathe between the pages of a book or story, stand on a stage and speak your words, or represent a piece of history that needs to come alive – those characters must feel real! So, how do we build characters who come alive? The answer is a marriage of craft and imagination… Read more »

Sunday, July 19, 2020: Chris Lindsley–The Art of Writing About a Local Institution

Tips and advice on writing about a local institution, from my experience in writing the book Land of Fun about Funland, an old-time amusement park in Rehoboth Beach, Del., that opened in 1962. These tips include: The best way to do research, and how much is enough? How to determine what to write about (what… Read more »

Sunday, August 16, 2020: Claire McCabe–Poetry in the News: create vivid and relevant poems with existing documents

“Documentary poetry” is a contemporary form that blends journalism, history, science, and more with language art. This workshop will review poetry that incorporates documents such as news, historical and public texts. We’ll discuss protocol and advantages of including words from texts in poems. In the second half of the workshop, we’ll write our own documentary… Read more »

Sunday, November 15, 2020: Beth Goldner–Building a Creative Writing Practice: Establishing and Maintaining a Writing Life

Building a Creative Writing Practice is a workshop designed to help creative writers build and maintain a creative writing life. The workshop explores creating a solid writing practice that fits your lifestyle and personal commitments, understanding procrastination and using concrete methods to combat it, learning ways to keep yourself accountable to “showing up” and getting… Read more »