CHARLOTTE WORKSHOPS

Register for classes via a mail-in form or via PayPal!

These classes, for any level writer, meet at Providence Presbyterian Church, Providence Rd., in Charlotte.

Registration is in advance only, by mail or online at www.twwoa.org. Financial aid in exchange for volunteering is available.

For information, contact writersw@gmail.com/828-254-8111.

 

 

FEB. 11: WRITING FOR MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
with Charli Kerns

Both beginning and experienced writers will be given a complete guide to writing and publishing stories for print media. The class will learn tips on what makes a story, how to research for it, and how to edit the final copy for print. Students will also learn how to pitch their story to editors at newspapers and magazines, and address what they are looking for in a story.

Kerns is a contract writer and editor for several outdoor, action sport, and lifestyle publications including Smoky Mountain Living, Canoe & Kayak magazine, and GrindTV.com.

Meets Saturday, 12-5 pm. $75/$70 Workshop members.

 

FEB. 25: WRITING THE SCREENPLAY
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 independent feature film, “Mr. Bones”, the official selection of 12 National and International Film Festivals; and the feature documentary, “Authoring Action”, awarded 2010 Best Documentary in the U.K.  He has taught at UNC-C and Salem College, and is a member of the NC Humanities Speakers Bureau.

Meets Saturday, 12-5 pm. $75/$70 members.

 

MARCH 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 author of numerous books such as “Breakdown: A Father’s Story”, “Faith in What?”, and “Time Sharing”. His work is published in Shenandoah, Florida Review, and N.C. Literary Review, among others.

Meets Saturday, 12-5 pm. $75/$70.

 

MARCH 25: CREATING FICTIONAL CHARACTERS, DIALOGUE & SETTING
with KAREN ACKERSON

Fiction writers will learn how to create realistic dialogue, setting, and unforgettable characters with flaws, idiosyncrasies, and unique way of speaking. We will examine how a character's strengths and weaknesses form the backbone of any good story, and how to write a character sketch in class. Students may bring up to five pages, double-spaced, to the class for review.

Ackerson has taught writing and editing courses for over 25 years throughout the southeast. As Senior Editor at The Renbourne Editorial Agency, she has edited over 500 novels and memoirs.

Meets Saturday, 12-5 pm.  $75/$70 members.