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Sunday, January 20, 2019: The Writers Bloc–Panel & Roundtable with Tery Griffin, Kathy Maas, and Shannon Connor Winward

Join us for a special Delaware Writers Studio workshop dedicated to the dreaded “writer’s block.”  Local poet Shannon Connor Winward, creative non-fiction writer Kathy Maas, and fiction writer Tery Griffin will lead a panel and roundtable discussion on how to successfully navigate creative blocks, featuring stories of personal experience, tried-and-true coping strategies, and unique prompts… Read more »

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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 »