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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 »

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Sunday, April 15, 2018: John Micklos, Jr.–Writing for Children and Young Adults

Writing for Children and Young Adults From poetry to picture books, from nonfiction to novels, writing for children and young adults can be both personally and professionally satisfying. Learn how you can get involved in this competitive, but rewarding, field. Novices and more seasoned writers alike will get valuable tips on: Finding appropriate book and… Read more »

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Sunday, March 18, 2018: Gitu Barua–Writing Place – The Geography of the Heart

Writing Place – The Geography of the Heart Workshop by Mahasveta (Gitu) Barua Joan Didion said, “A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.”  When we write, we think carefully… Read more »

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Sunday, February 18, 2018: Lisa Lutwyche–Who am I? Character & Dialogue

Writing real Dialogue and believable Characters are essential skills for writers of all genres, not just scriptwriters. This is a writing workshop for any writer who wants to exercise character development and to create dialogue that sounds authentic. Who are we?  What do we want to say? Narrative Hook/Basic storytelling elements Do you have a story… Read more »

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Sunday, January 21, 2018: Grants & Opportunities for Artists Step-by-Step

with Roxanne Stanulis, Program Officer, Artist Programs and Services and Ramona DeFelice Long, writer and editor Learn what services are available to writers, including who’s eligible for grants and fellowships and what’s involved in the application process. All services are free. Learn how much the DDOA has to offer you and how easy it is… Read more »