Sunday, February 18, 2018: Lisa Lutwyche–Who am I? Character & Dialogue

Writing real Dialogue and believable Characters are essential skills for writers of all genres, not just scriptwriters. This is a writing workshop for any writer who wants to exercise character development and to create dialogue that sounds authentic. Who are we?  What do we want to say? Narrative Hook/Basic storytelling elements Do you have a story… Read more »

Sunday, March 18, 2018: Gitu Barua–Writing Place – The Geography of the Heart

Writing Place – The Geography of the Heart Workshop by Mahasveta (Gitu) Barua Joan Didion said, “A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.”  When we write, we think carefully… Read more »

Sunday, April 15, 2018: John Miklos–Writing for Children

  About the Writer John Micklos, Jr. is an award-winning education journalist and the author of more than 35 books for children and young adult readers. Poetry picture books which he has compiled include Daddy Poems, Mommy Poems, Grandparent Poems, and No Boys Allowed: Poems About Brothers and Sisters, all published by Boyds Mills Press. Nonfiction books include a six-book series about the… Read more »

Sunday, May 20, 2018: Robin Glanden–Write It Down, Speak It Out

Write It Down, Speak It Out: Finding your voice in writing and reading your work. Why do some writers who get up to read what they’ve written start by apologizing for their work? Why do some readers put their heads down and mumble quickly through their prose or poetry? Why do some open mic participants… Read more »

Sunday, July 15, 2018: Devon Miller-Duggan–Discipline, Poetry, and Your Crazy Life

Here’s the great thing about poetry: It may work best when you get up at 5 every morning and write for 2 hours, but it can also fit nicely into the odd pockets of a crazy life precisely because it’s a generally short-burst production.  Discipline is great, but some of us have ADD (or lives… Read more »

Sunday, August 19, 2018: Lynnette Adair–Blowout Booksigning

  About the Writer Lynnette Adair has tried her hand at an incredible list of jobs including a waitress, nightclub manager, insurance agent, professional ballroom dancer, and Air Force veteran. But ever since this mom of twins picked up her first pencil, people have told her she should be a writer. Now, having a thousand… Read more »

Sunday, September 16, 2018: Bobbie Palmer–Surviving NaNoWriMo

A workshop on how to survive NaNoWriMo with tips, tricks, and ways to stay sane through the process. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. But… Read more »

Sunday, October 21, 2018: Joanne Reinbold–Haunted: How To Write An Outstanding Ghost Story

Haunted: How To Write An Outstanding Ghost Story   About the Writer JM Reinbold is the author of the DCI Rylan Crowe English Village mystery series. She is also a poet, editor, and the Director of the Written Remains Writers Guild. She lives in Wilmington, Delaware. Her fiction, essays, articles, and poetry have appeared in… Read more »

Sunday, November 18, 2018: Jean Youkers–“Getting Serious About Humor (Just Kidding!)”

This workshop will briefly explore the health benefits of humor, what makes us laugh and the different types of humor writing. Then, using illustrations and exercises, it will focus on the elements that are needed for writing humorous articles, such as exaggeration, surprise, relatability and self-deprecating humor. Attendees will be encouraged to write something to… Read more »

Sunday, December 16, 2018: Pat Valdata–“A Room of One’s Own: Writer’s Retreats and Residencies”

The Workshop In “A Room of One’s Own: Writer’s Retreats and Residencies,” Pat Valdata will discuss how to select a residency or retreat from the many hundreds of possibilities that are available nationwide as well as overseas; how to use your time productively, if you are fortunate enough to be admitted to one; and how… Read more »