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2018-02/25 What Makes a Poem a Poem? with Molly Larson Cook

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Classes, Events, New Year Classes, Poetry | Comments Off on 2018-02/25 What Makes a Poem a Poem? with Molly Larson Cook

This lively four-week series is for beginning poets as well as those with years of experience. As we consider the question – what makes a poem a poem? – we’ll explore both rhymed and unrhymed work, free verse and formal structures, along with the words and sounds and emotions of poetry. We’ll play with nonce forms (you make up the rules) and “brillig” words while we “gyre and gimble” through the light and serious aspects of poetry. You’ll have time...

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2017-11/07 Novel Structure: Plotting Outer and Inner Journeys with Margaret Dilloway

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 2017-11/07 Novel Structure: Plotting Outer and Inner Journeys with Margaret Dilloway

In this class, we discuss how to create a plot, but also the emotional journey of the character that helps drive the plot. We’ll discuss how to tease out different threads of these paths and why charting emotional journeys is just as important as plot. Margaret Dilloway is the author of the middle grade fantasy novels Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters and Xander and the Dream Thief (Disney-Hyperion); and the women’s fiction novels How to be an...

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2017-12/09 Middle Grade Writing – Fantasy and Realistic with Margaret Dilloway

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction | Comments Off on 2017-12/09 Middle Grade Writing – Fantasy and Realistic with Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade writing is the most difficult voice to get right. Plus, not only do you have to please the kid readers, you have to make their teachers, parents, and librarians happy, too! Learn how to write for grades 4 -8 in this class. We’ll also discuss your idea and what age group it should fall into. Margaret Dilloway is the author of the middle grade fantasy novels Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters and Xander and the Dream Thief (Disney-Hyperion);...

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2018-01/08 Writing Diversity with Margaret Dilloway

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction, New Year Classes | Comments Off on 2018-01/08 Writing Diversity with Margaret Dilloway

When you’re writing a character who comes from a different ethnicity or culture than your own, how do you get it right? This class discusses approaching diversity with sensitivity and realism, and the common mistakes involved in writing diverse characters. Margaret Dilloway is the author of the middle grade fantasy novels Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters and Xander and the Dream Thief (Disney-Hyperion); and the women’s fiction novels How to be an...

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2017-11/25 Gratitude and Writing: A Generative Writing Workshop with Kristen Fogle

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Classes, Creativity and Journaling, Events | Comments Off on 2017-11/25 Gratitude and Writing: A Generative Writing Workshop with Kristen Fogle

What fills you up this holiday season? We will take our time to dig in, remembering moments, people, places, and write to several spirited prompts designed to make our gratitude grow. Next, we will create gratitude boxes to further remind ourselves of those things we cherish. End the day feeling uplifted, fulfilled, and most of all, grateful. (Feel free to bring photos and items to share that will further this feeling!) Kristen Fogle is the Executive Director of San...

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