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Sunday, February 17, 2019: Jane Miller–Making Sense of Sound

How do sound and meaning converge? And what does it mean for your writing? This workshop will look at the sense our body makes of sound and how that translates into emotion and tone. That knowledge can help you identify why something “sounds” right or wrong and help you choose words that match intent and… Read more »

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Sunday, March 17, 2019: Judith Reveal–Viewpoint / Point of View

Viewpoint / Point of View (POV) may be the most confusing technique to understand when writing fiction. Viewpoint is the identity and emotional focus of the person who relates the events of a story, i.e. the narrator. It is an important part of the relationship between writer and reader. It is about whose “eyes” we… Read more »

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

Flash fiction is part narrative and part poetry. Since I tend to be image driven I think of it this way: Two people sharing a bed and neither is hogging the covers. Although most flash fiction stories are under 1,000 words, do not focus on word count. Do focus on beginning at a point of… Read more »

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Sunday, July 21, 2019: JM Reinbold–When the River Runs Dry: Writing and Using Haiku for Relaxation and Creative Renewal

This class will begin with a brief explanation of modern Western haiku. After which, we’ll explore ways to use haiku as both a sitting and walking meditation for de-stressing and renewing creative energy. We’ll practice writing haiku using techniques of close observation and reflection. We will also look at ways in which haiku practice can… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »