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01/28 Navigating Writing Contests with Midge Raymond

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You May Already Be a Winner: Navigating the High-Stakes Seas of Writing Contests This workshop is for all writers, emerging and published, who have wondered what goes on behind the scenes of writing contests, from literary magazines to small presses. This session will address such questions from how to tell whether a contest is reputable to what a writer’s odds of winning might be. Learn how to decide when it’s worthwhile to enter a contest, how to increase your...

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02/16 Fiction & The Short Story with William Luvaas

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FICTION IN GENERAL & THE SHORT STORY IN PARTICULAR [borrowed from Rust Hill’s classic book on technique by that name] This intensive afternoon workshop will focus on writing successful short fiction.  We will discuss short story technique, addressing: what a short story is–what differentiates it from other forms–the various kinds of stories, ways to approach writing the short story, character development in short fiction, narrative structure and point of view...

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02/16 Reading and Q&A with author William Luvaas

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Join us for a reading and discussion with acclaimed author William Luvaas! William Luvaas’ new book Ashes Rain Down: A Story Cycle from Spuyten Duyvil Press comes out in early February 2013. Luvaas’ novels are being reissued as ebooks by Foreverland Press in November 2012, and he has published over fifty stories in periodicals and anthologies. Three stories in his new collection have won awards: “Ashes Rain Down” won first place in Glimmer Train’s...

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01/27 Writers Read Book Group Meeting

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Participants are invited to share insights and observations.  Writers (and non-writing readers) of all genres and skill levels are welcome.  Barbara Cohen and Brenda Schulman will lead the discussion of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. In Jordan’s prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm—a place she finds foreign...

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02/24 Show, Don’t Tell with Judy Reeves

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Show, Don’t Tell – How to Move the Audience from Reading to Experiencing The most common advice given writers is “Show, don’t tell.” But what exactly do those words mean? And how do writers put it into practice? This workshop takes a close-up look at detail – that most important element of craft – and how reveal rather than explain. We’ll talk about the difference between dramatic scenes and narrative summary, how sensory details invite the reader...

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