Sunday, July 21, 2019: Lisa Lutwyche–Get Your Playwright On

Playwright Lisa Lutwyche explores five elements of creating scripts for the stage. The audience has to sit there and listen, in the dark. What are we offering to them? We will discuss what it means to write in “real time,” how to create memorable, believable characters, how to “hear” their dialogue, an understanding of how… Read more »

Sunday, August 18, 2019: Denise Clemons–From the Plate to the Page–Food Writing

Who doesn’t like to talk about food? There are many different approaches to food writing and in this interactive workshop we’ll explore several of them. After examining illustrative examples, participants will experiment with a variety of ways to bring a tasty dish to life on the page. We’ll cover a number of forms (food blogs,… Read more »

Sunday, September 15, 2019: Jack Clemons–Writing Creative Nonfiction (Whatever the heck that is)

Creative nonfiction writing is described as a genre of writing that uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives. This workshop will discuss examples of creative nonfiction from several writers including the instructor, highlight the differences between creative nonfiction and other genres, such as historical fiction or news reporting, and emphasize that accomplished… Read more »

Sunday, October 20, 2019: Barbara Norton–Writing a Novel? Why Not Make It a Series?

Once a reader finds a writer they enjoy and can count on for a “good read,” they tend to read that writer “in depth,” meaning they read everything else he or she has written. Writing a series builds loyalty among readers and sends them back hungry for additional stories featuring the same characters. That increases sales… Read more »

Sunday, November 17, 2019: Robin Glanden–Writing for Healing

This workshop will take place before the start of the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season. As this can be a particularly difficult time for some, it is a good time for the Writing for Healing workshop. Writing is a wonderful tool for organizing thoughts and expressing feelings in a constructive and safe way. Recording thoughts, experiences, and feelings… Read more »

Sunday, December 15, 2019: Weldon Burge–Getting the Story Straight: The Whys and Hows of Writing for Anthologies

In this workshop, learn the major reasons you should write short fiction for anthologies—and how this can enhance your freelance writing career. What makes an anthology editor decide “yes” on a submitted story? What gets a definitive “no”? We’ll share ways to increase your odds for acceptance. We’ll also discuss how to work with an… Read more »

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