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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, 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 »

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SPECIAL EVENT: Shannon Connor Winward: Their Stories / Our Stories: A Creative Writing Workshop for Parents of Special Needs Kids

Caring for a child with a diagnosis, disability or “difference” can be rewarding: sometimes we find strength we didn’t know we had; sometimes we find our purpose, hidden truths, treasures.  Other times we find ourselves alone, overwhelmed and frustrated. Often we feel all of this at once: up is down, left is right is wrong,… Read more »

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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 »

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Sunday, June 17, 2018: Judith Reveal–The Five Scribes

The Five Scribes A discussion about description would be shallow without discussing the five senses. In order to captivate the reader and keep his/her interest, the writer must develop a relationship with all of the fives senses. With this discussion, Judy will help the author understand how the senses make the reader aware of character… Read more »

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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 »