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The Writers' Workshop of Asheville says
July 8, 2020 at 7:19 pm
The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is offering these online classes for beginning and experienced writers via GoogleMeet. Go to http://www.twwoa.org to register!
Each class meets on Saturdays, 10-3 pm (with an hour’s lunch break).
Registration is in advance only (see below for NEW registration info).
Classes have been reduced to $65, or $60 Workshop members.
Financial assistance is available for low-income writers in exchange for volunteering.
JULY 11: WRITE YOUR LIFE with Richard Krawiec?
In this supportive writing-intensive class, participants will learn how to draw on the “material” of their lives to write and revise memoirs, stories, or plays. Elements covered include time compression and expansion, theme, recognizing your purpose, and developing your piece professionally.
Krawiec is the founder of Jacar Press, and the author of numerous books such as “Breakdown: A Father’s Story”, “Faith in What?” and “Time Sharing”. His work is published in numerous journals including Shenandoah, Florida Review, and N.C. Literary Review.
JULY 25: SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP with Nathan Ross Freeman
? The class will learn all aspects of writing the screenplay, including formatting, characterization, sequence structures, and how to adapt any genre to a screenplay. Freeman’s credits include the feature films Gem and Mr. Bones, the official selection of major film festivals; and Authoring Action, awarded 2010 Best Documentary in the U.K. He has taught at UNC-C and Salem College.
AUGUST 8: HOW TO POLISH YOUR OWN WORK with Karen Ackerson
Writers of fiction and non-fiction books and stories will learn how to revise and polish their works before submitting to an agent or publisher. Techniques will be taught on how to grab the reader’s interest by eliminating unnecessary details, building tension, and fine-tuning dialogue and descriptions. Participants may bring five pages (double-spaced) to the class for discussion. Ackerson is Senior Editor at The Renbourne Editorial Agency (www.renbourne.com), and has edited hundreds of novels, memoirs and creative non-fiction stories.
Dave Driscoll says
April 12, 2019 at 7:01 pm
The Frontier Writers’ Rendezvous June 7-8 Canyon City Oregon
A writer’s event including workshops, public readings and a book fair.
Held in the historic gold rush town of Canyon City Oregon and coinciding with their ’62 Days Celebration, this gathering is focused on writers who live in ‘frontier’ regions (low population, far from cities). We have 6 workshops scheduled and slots for 12 public readings 5 of which are still open as of this writing. Plus a 2 day book fair. Authentic western flavor in a historic setting. See website for details and sign-up.
Autumn Rinaldi says
March 21, 2019 at 11:35 pm
Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention! This event is sponsored by the St. Louis Writers Guild and takes place June 14-16th, 2019 at St. Louis’s Renaissance Hotel. Gateway Con is in its 3rd year, and is an example of how the careers of St. Louis writers have taken off, and we are focusing on empowering authors of all stages in their careers.
Gateway Con’s goal is to provide both new and seasoned writers exciting opportunities to advance their skills to the next level. Novelists can also sell their books at the (free) Book Fair, and meet with fans at other reader-focused events, like the Writers Retreat and the popular Young Writers Contest. We are also concentrating on reaching a new generation of writers by the Young Writers Workshop, teaching students to hone their skills and get advice from young adult authors attending the Conference.
We’re very excited to welcome mystery/thriller novelist C. Hope Clark as a speaker and a Book Fair participant for this year’s Con. We’re still securing new speakers to attend, but we will be adding the Ask the Experts Panel. In addition to our agents attending Gateway Con, there will be remote pitching opportunities, a Gala lunch, a cocktail party with genre-talk, Master Classes, a professional photographer to take author portraits, and manuscript consultations.
Learn more about the Guild and the Conference: http://www.stlwritersguild.org/writers-conference/
Sandra Jensen says
July 21, 2018 at 3:23 pm
WRITING ON THE EDGE OF THE SEA
Free the Writer, Look for Trouble: a five-day writing workshop in Crete
7 – 12th October 2018
“To live — Do you know what that means? To undo your belt and look for trouble!”
~Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek
We often write as we live: bound by conscious and unconscious ideas of who we are and how we should behave. Sometimes we need to break free, to look for trouble – to help us actually live as we hope to. We believe the same is true for writing.
In this workshop we will use a variety of craft exercises and approaches to explore and dismantle the barriers to writing in ways we most aspire to—in ways perhaps we cannot even imagine possible. We will be subversive, seeking to find a “little madness” and “trouble”, and through group discussion and private meetings with the instructors, we will help you shape the new work emerging, whatever style or genre that may be.
This will be a generative and boundary-busting workshop limited to 12 participants, and our goal will be to produce new work, new pages, new lines.
We will set ourselves at the edge between land and sea in the ancient, historical, mythical landscape of Crete to allow the power of place to work on us.
During a typical day participants will meet together for three hours at our workshop space in the centre of Chania. Outside of the workshops, participants will have time for their own writing and also to explore Chania for inspiration. We will also gather together for readings at a local café, and some days we will have group meals and relaxed evening sessions in one of the many excellent restaurants or in the workshop space courtyard under the stars. The workshop space is a multi-use art space loft which also has a handicrafts workshop area and a piano in case you need a break from writing!
We begin on Sunday evening, the 7th of October and have a final dinner together on Friday the 12th.
The workshop is open to all levels of writing experience.
350 Euros. To hold a space, a deposit of 100 euros is required, and full payment must be received four weeks prior to the workshop start, and at this point the deposit is non-refundable. For more information, or to book your spot, contact us.
Accommodation, airfares (the closest airport is Chania); transfers from airport to Chania town (if several of you are arriving at a similar time we can arrange for a shared taxi); meals, with the exception of welcome wine and Greek ‘mezes’ at our workshop space on the first evening.
There are a number of affordable hotels, apartments, rooms and Bed and Breakfast accommodations throughout Chania within walking distance of the workshop space. We suggest you use Airbnb. We can share contact information of registered participants should anyone like to find an apartment together.
The Venetian town of Chania is the spiritual capital of Crete, set on an extraordinarily beautiful harbour. The old-town city walls enclose Ottoman, Byzantine and Minoan ruins and a maze of cobbled streets, cafes, tavernas, lazy squares and busy markets. There is a city beach for dozing in the sun or swimming (the Mediterranean can be quite warm in October). We recommend you extend your stay by at least a few days, in particular to explore some of the highlights of Crete including the Palace of Knossos, famous for the legend of the Minotaur in the labyrinth, the monasteries and caves of the nearby Akrotiri peninsula and the Samaria Gorge, a biosphere reserve and 16 km hike.
Jay North says
January 6, 2017 at 10:08 pm
Creative Writing Class
If you have always wanted to write a book, a movie or a memoir, this class just might be what you have always been looking for.
Hello from Jay North; On Line Creative Writing Class
Creative Writing Class
with Bestselling Author Jay North, published by One Globe Press
A Writing Class With A New Twist!
“If an abused child with Dyslexia who never finished high school can become a bestselling author, so can you!”
You have a book, movie or memoir in you — let it come out! I will guide you along the way.
10-day fun, easy, informative and innovative method to learning creative writing!
About Jay North
Author Jay North began writing poetry at age 16; he had his 1st book published on health and beauty at age 19. Jay has written 33 of his own books and several others for clients. His extensive writing career includes thousands of published articles, poems, how to advice, recipes, essays, press releases, marketing content, organic gardening and natural healing. During his activity in professional writing, Jay was script supervisor for Lamont Johnson productions. His writing references list from 100’s of clients speaks volumes of his natural talent ability and love for the craft. His desire is to help people from all over the world that want to tell their stories and sharpen their skills in creative writing.
“My purpose is to be of service. Please allow me to serve you.” – Jay North
July 30, 2016 at 2:17 pm
?In this new workshop you will write a 750 word piece of creative non-fiction in one weekend. Pulitzer Prize Finalist author Lee Martin will guide you through creating a fresh work of flash.
?This generative class will include written “lectures” and writing prompts designed by Lee Martin, discussion threads where you can interact with Lee Martin and your fellow classmates, and an opportunity to share your work with your fellow classmates.
Kick Start Your Novel in Málaga, Spain says
January 15, 2016 at 1:20 pm
An intensive novel-writing workshop for the serious fiction writer
Join us this summer in beautiful southern Spain and immerse yourself in a week-long Spanish experience that will inspire and invigorate your writing.
Writers & Publishers International is pleased to invite award-winning author and teacher Elizabeth Engstrom as our 2016 guest instructor for our six day/ 6 night novel writing workshop & retreat in Spain’s Montes de Málaga National Park, Andalusia, Spain from June 19 to 24, 2016.
This workshop is for the writer who has basic writing experience, is highly motivated and has at least a nodding acquaintance with the novel that dwells within. While you may work on your novel-in-progress if you insist, Liz strongly suggests that instead, you work on something fresh for the purposes of this workshop. Leave your old work at home and let the spirit of the moment move you. Trust the creative process and watch the magic happen.
This workshop is not for the faint of heart, the weak-willed or those who are afraid of the intense internal examination that novel writing entails. Your level of experience is not as important as your dedication to the process. Plan to attend all sessions, and spend non-class hours working intensively on your book as well. Momentum is important.
Whether your dream is to write a best-seller or you want to travel while dedicating time to your writing, you’ll return from the retreat with a substantial body of work and the motivation to complete your novel.
“Liz is more than a teacher. She is a mentor, a friend, a coach and an encourager. She’s a creative light whose guidance will inspire writers at any point in their journey, whether they’re seasoned professionals or emerging artists. Her brand of wisdom and generosity comes along only rarely, and her teaching becomes a part of the blood and bone of a writer’s art.” – Susan Wiggs, #1 NYT bestselling author.
Cost – 4 star hotel (ALL MEALS INCLUDED) + tuition package: 1,650 Euros (approx. $1,795) per workshop participant.
·6 nights’ accommodation at the 4 star Hotel Cortijo la Reina, including all meals
·Writing workshops and intensive feedback sessions
·One-to-one tutorial with Elizabeth Engstrom
·Full critique of your 2-page novel synopsis
·Round trip ground transport from Málaga to our hotel
·Expert led sessions on all topics of publishing & personal market recommendations, including getting your novel made into a motion-picture
·Flamenco concert & Farewell party
Optional add-ons for an extra price: massage, horse-riding, special guided tours of the natural park, bicycle rental, transport to explore near-by villages, and much more!
Our international writing retreats fill quickly, so we recommend registering as early as possible to reserve your place. Hope to see you in Spain! Visit us at: http://www.writersandpublishers.org/
WordTango's Weekend Flash Class says
December 20, 2015 at 6:22 pm
January 15-17, 2016
?In this workshop you will write a work of flash fiction in one weekend.
Flash legend Kathy Fish will guide you through the process of creating and revising a fresh work of flash.
Designed with tight deadlines to prevent procrastination, this class includes writing prompts and written “lectures” designed by Kathy Fish, discussion threads where you can interact with Kathy Fish and your fellow classmates, and an opportunity to have your flash critiqued by up to three of your classmates in our optional week-long peer review workshop following the class.
For an additional fee, Kathy Fish is offering a few critiques (500 word limit) available to students of the class on a first-come first-served basis.?
The Horror Writers Workshop, Transylvania says
December 17, 2015 at 7:36 pm
The Horror Writers Workshop, Transylvania invites you to join us with award-winning author and teacher Brian Evenson from August 7 to 14, 2016 in Bran, Transylvania.
If there’s one destination a horror writer should visit at least once in their life-time, Transylvania is the place! Whether you’re a new or established writer, or just new to the genre, the home of Vlad ?epe? (Dracula) will inspire you to believe in things you cannot see. Here in Transylvania, we’re dying to meet you. We’d love to share the local folklore and inspire you to write your own legendary tales. Together, we’ll delve to the depths of the horror genre and explore how to turn a good story into a publishable piece of writing. During your week-long stay, you’ll be given expert-led lectures on how to master the mechanics of horror writing, as well as learn about the latest trends in the world of publishing. If you’re already published, our setting and instruction will help you breath new life into your work. Guided exercises and assignments will help generate new writing, teach you how to polish it, and also offer new angles on work-in-progress. In addition, ample time will be devoted to workshop your writing. It’s a mind-blowing intensive seven days of writing and workshops, aimed at getting you writing and producing publishable work. Be prepared, your writing potential will surface. The Horror Writers Workshop, Transylvania is an opportunity for you to reawaken your writer’s soul. We welcome all levels of writers, especially those who are ready to work hard and move their writing careers forward. Come and join us for a truly creative and life-changing adventure. Pe curând!
Cost per workshop participant: 1,660 Euros (approx. $1,795)
Please ask about our student and group discounts.
Expert-led lectures & workshops, including all the tools and techniques to write a successful horror story, where to publish your work, and how to build your career as a horror writer. For more information on lectures and workshops.
One-to-one tutorials offering an evaluation of your writing and suggestions on how to shape, edit and improve your material. with award-winning author and teacher Brian Evenson.
Market Recommendations. All participants will be given at least 5 individual recommendations on suitable places to submit work.
A comprehensive critique of one of the following: a short story (max. 3,000 words) or a section of a longer work-in-progress (1stchapter of a novel) including a query edit. (Brian Evenson)
A comprehensive critique of: 2 poems (up to 50 lines) and a short story (3,000 words). (Tausha Johnson)
7 days and 7 nights in single accommodation at the award-winning, 3-star Mama Cozonacilor hotel. Includes buffet breakfast, lunches, 3 course dinners, including wine & palinka (expect for days we visit Bran & Sighisoara).
If you’d like to join us in Transylvania this summer, please register at http://www.workshopwriters.com/registration/
We have limited places so if you know you can commit, it’s best to register early.
Hope to see you in Transylvania in 2016. Cu drag!
“…welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of happiness you bring.” Bram Stoker, Dracula
Elizabeth Petie says
November 23, 2015 at 9:16 pm
I?n WordTango’s workshop, author, teacher, and query expert Ellen Meister will guide you through everything you need to know about crafting the perfect hook and query. Ellen knows how to write a killer query letter. She worked with Lisa McMann, NYT bestselling author to hone hers!
The classroom is virtual and will include students from different time zones/countries. You can come online over the course of the weekend as fits your schedule and complete the assignments. Our classes are highly interactive, with students offering feedback and support to each other. The class is generative, with the end goal of having each student leave class with a strong query letter, ready to send to agents!