Sunday, April 14, 2019: Delaware Division of the Arts Grants & Opportunities for Writers

Learn how much the Delaware Division of the Arts has to offer to writers and how easy it is to participate. Information on who is eligible and the application process will be covered. You will also learn what the Delaware Arts Roster can do to get your work in the public eye and open up opportunities… Read more »

Billie Travalini

Sunday, May 19, 2019: Billie Travalini on Flash Fiction

Flash fiction is part narrative and part poetry. Most flash fiction is under 1,000 words, but do not focus on word count. Do focus on beginning at a point of high conflict—usually an image–and not letting go until the image takes you where it wants you to go and says what it wants you to say…. Read more »

Sunday, June 16, 2019: Nancy Sakaduski–Common Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Even experienced writers make mistakes, but good writers learn to avoid the errors commonly made by novices that turn off editors, publishers, and readers. This workshop will cover a wide range of issues and provide hands-on exercises to help you identify flaws in your writing and learn how to fix them. Topics will include story,… Read more »

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

Workshop description coming soon. About the Writer Robin Hill-Page Glanden was born and raised in Delaware and holds a Bachelors degree in Theatre Arts Education with a concentration in English/Journalism. Robin is a member of the Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. She spent 20 years in Philadelphia,… 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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