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2nd Friday Dime Stories: Open Mic Prose Nights

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Events, Monthly Event | Comments Off on 2nd Friday Dime Stories: Open Mic Prose Nights

Love to write? Of course you do. Like to perform? That’s a rhetorical question. Want to share your stories with other writers? Why am I even asking? Dime Stories are 3-minutes stories (prose, not poetry) read by the author. They’re funny. They’re heart-rending. Fictional or factual, they’re always true. Bring your Dime Story to read to a live audience at any of our open mics. Beware: Three-minute rule (that’s about 500 words) is strictly enforced. $5.00...

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05/26 Query Letters: The Writing and Submitting Process w/ T. Greenwood

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 05/26 Query Letters: The Writing and Submitting Process w/ T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing (and revising) your novel — what next? In this one day workshop, participants will learn about how to craft the ever-important query letter as well as how (and where) to submit it. We will discuss how to write a great hook, a captivating and concise summary, and how to pen your bio. We will also look at the various resources to help you research agents and editors as well as the etiquette of the submission process. T. Greenwood is...

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06/01 Narrative Non-fiction with Caitlin Rother

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 06/01 Narrative Non-fiction with Caitlin Rother

Popular two day course repeated in June! Do you have a true story to tell but don’t know where to start? New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother will break down the craft of telling true stories using fiction techniques into its basic building elements: characters, point of view, voice, setting, description, dialogue and plot. By showing rather than telling a story, your scenes will come alive with action and emotion, but good research is also needed to...

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05/04 Planning vs. Quilting with Amy Locklin

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 05/04 Planning vs. Quilting with Amy Locklin

Part writing studio, part workshop, Planning vs. Quilting will get you started on writing projects using distinct methods.  Drawing lessons from Janet Burroway’s Imaginative Writing, Amy will review the basic ingredients of writing, and get you going on two projects simultaneously.  In one you will start with an outline or list, in the other you will write non-sequential sections over a period of two weeks.    The first session will begin with a review of...

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07/14 Jumpstart Your Poetry with Wendy M Mnookin

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 07/14 Jumpstart Your Poetry with Wendy M Mnookin

Visiting Poet!  In this workshop we’ll practice using free writes to develop our writing muscles and create material that is fresh and vital. Using a variety of writing prompts, including Encyclopedia Brown, braided prompt, burglar prompt, and left turn here, we’ll experiment with subject and style, breaking away from patterns in our writing. This is especially productive to do in a group, where the language each of us puts into the air helps fuel us all....

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