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Adult Writing Workshop: Creating Compelling Characters Through Setting (Fiction)

  Adult Writing Workshop: Creating Compelling Characters Through Setting (Fiction)

MONDAY, MAY 6 Creating Compelling Characters Through Setting (Fiction) Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder In Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman, and Stewart O’Nan’s Last Night at the Lobster, mundane settings such as a train car and a Red Lobster become fascinating backdrops to characters we suddenly care about. How do they do it and […]

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Adult Writing Workshop: How to Pitch Your Piece the Way Editors Wish Everyone Would

  Adult Writing Workshop: How to Pitch Your Piece the Way Editors Wish Everyone Would

MONDAY, APRIL 29 How to Pitch Your Piece the Way Editors Wish Everyone Would Instructor: Brooke Preston So you’ve written something (or are thinking about writing something) you’d like to have published. The only thing standing in your way is that most mysterious of gatekeepers, the publication’s editor. In this workshop, Brooke Preston (writer, satirist […]

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Thurber House Presents Helen Ellis: Evenings with Authors

  Thurber House Presents Helen Ellis: Evenings with Authors

Helen Ellis, the New York Times bestselling author of American Housewife and Eating the Cheshire Cat, is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank you notes and three ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady. In Southern Lady Code, Ellis […]

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Adult Writing Workshop: Collage: Storytelling, One Fragment at a Time

  Adult Writing Workshop: Collage: Storytelling, One Fragment at a Time

MONDAY, APRIL 22 Collage: Storytelling, One Fragment at a Time Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder Much like a visual cut-and-paste collage, literary collage is a fun and unusual way to tell a story. Collage uses short semi-linked vignettes to make a distinctive stamp on a story, whether fiction or nonfiction. Writers like Joyce Carol Oates and […]

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Writing Master Class: Pick the Brain of a Well-Established Author and Plan Your Writing Attack!

  Writing Master Class: Pick the Brain of a Well-Established Author and Plan Your Writing Attack!

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Pick the Brain of a Well-Established Author and Plan Your Writing Attack! Instructor: Robin Yocum You want to write a novel, but you’re uncertain how to start, worried that you won’t be able to finish, or confused on how to get your finished product into print. Don’t worry. Every writer who has […]

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Adult Writing Workshop: Writing Your Children’s Book

  Adult Writing Workshop: Writing Your Children’s Book

MONDAY, APRIL 15 Writing Your Children’s Book Instructor: Andra Gillum Do you dream of writing a children’s book? Maybe you have lots of great ideas, but don’t know where to start. It’s time to stop dreaming, and get to work. Andra has published three children’s picture books. She will share her experiences about storylines, manuscripts, […]

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Adult Writing Workshop: Crafting the Personal Essay

  Adult Writing Workshop: Crafting the Personal Essay

MONDAY, APRIL 8 Crafting the Personal Essay Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder Are you looking for ways to transform your memories on to the page? Memory is an evocative thing, and in some cases, a ceaseless tyrant. The personal essay is a powerful way to explore these ideas more deeply to create a compelling narrative. In […]

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