2017-02/16 Writing to the Heart: Falling in Love with Yourself with Lara Eisenberg

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Around Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to deepen our relationship with ourselves. Our relationship with ourselves sets the tone and foundation for how we relate to others and all of life. Valentine’s Day offers us a time to reflect on how we can love ourselves more and notice who/what we are attracting in our life. How many more ways can you love yourself? I invite you to join me in committing to loving yourself–even your dark side—in the most profound...

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2017-03/04 Everyday Pilgrimages: Metaphors, Questions, and Omens with Tania Pryputniewicz and Lisa Rizzo

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 $30 fee includes copy of Lisa Rizzo’s Always a Blue House Everyday Pilgrimages: Metaphors, Questions, and Omens In Always a Blue House (Saddle Road Press, December 2016), Lisa Rizzo’s poems range between the earthbound house of human perception and the limitless plane of soul questions elicited by opening one’s heart to the blue angel of poetry. Whether she is listening in the depths of the Oregon Caves for “what had not yet been unearthed” or...

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2017-03/05 Point of View: Dig Deeper with Lisa Kessler

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Dig a little deeper… Finding deep point of view in your fiction writing. Learn writing techniques to help you pull the reader deeper into the story. Leave readers breathless to turn the page and invested in your characters. Tips, tricks, and exercises to help you dig into your characters and pull the reader in too. Tired of hearing the adage: Show don’t tell? We’ll tackle that issue as well. If you bring a scene to class with you, we can workshop it to deepen...

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2017-02/26 Flash Fiction with Lisa Kessler

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Short stories are an important part of your craft toolbox. Lisa Kessler will cover the basics of short story writing and flash fiction. We’ll study the short story arc, character building in minimal words, and we’ll focus on making every word count. Lisa Kessler has published multiple short stories in print anthologies and magazines. Her vampire short story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award and has been reprinted in the Dead Souls anthology...

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2017-02/25 Exciting Expository with Jennifer Silva Redmond

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Clunky, obvious, “on the nose” expository is the bane of agents and editors—not to mention readers…In this workshop you’ll learn how to integrate backstory into your prose by employing “character reveals,” visual expository, and other tricks used by professional authors and screenwriters.   Long-time editor-in-chief and acquisitions editor at award-winning Sunbelt Publications, Jennifer Silva Redmond is now a publishing consultant and editor, as...

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