The Writers' Workshop is offering these on-line classes for beginning and experienced writers via Zoom. Each class meets on Saturdays, 10-3 pm. Registration is in advance only, at www.twwoa.org. Classes are $65, or $60 Workshop members. Financial assistance is available for low-income writers in exchange for volunteering. NOTE: NEW REGISTRATION INFO: To register, just click on the "Donate Now" button after each class, and then email email@example.com with your name and class title. Ignore old registration info at the bottom of the page.
JUNE 6: MEMORY & MYTH: A PRIMAL SOURCE for POEMS with Jan Harrington Our early memories and family relationships can be lifting-off points for complex, many-layered poems. We'll look closely at poems from well-known poets and consider voice, form, points of view, image, metaphor, and irony. Through writing exercises, you'll generate ideas for your own poems and strategies for developing them. Harrington's book of poems, Waiting for the Hurricane, won the '17 N.C. Poetry Society award. Her poems have appeared in anthologies including Kent State University Press, New Southerner Anthology, and The Homestead Review. Donate Now!
JUNE 27: FICTION CLASS with Karen Ackerson The class will learn the essentials of a good story or novel. Character and conflict are key elements that will be discussed, including creating a sense of place, dialogue, and enhancing one's writing style. Students may bring up to five pages to the class for review. Ackerson has taught fiction writing for over 25 years. As Senior Editor at The Renbourne Editorial Agency, she has edited over 500 novels and memoirs. Donate Now!
JULY 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 founder of Jacar Press, and the author of numerous books such as "Breakdown: A Father's Story", "Faith in What?", and "Time Sharing". His work is published in numerous journals including Shenandoah, Florida Review, and N.C. Literary Review. Donate Now!
JULY 25: SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP 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 feature films Gem and Mr. Bones, the official selection of major film festivals; and Authoring Action, awarded 2010 Best Documentary in the U.K. He has taught at UNC-C and Salem College. Donate Now!
AUGUST 8: HOW TO POLISH YOUR OWN WORK with Karen Ackerson Writers of fiction and non-fiction books and stories will learn how to revise and polish their works before submitting to an agent or publisher. Techniques will be taught on how to grab the reader's interest by eliminating unnecessary details, building tension, and fine-tuning dialogue and descriptions. Participants may bring five pages (double-spaced) to the class for discussion. Ackerson is Senior Editor at The Renbourne Editorial Agency (www.renbourne.com), and has edited hundreds of novels, memoirs and creative non-fiction stories. Donate Now! (AND DON’T FORGET OUR ONLINE PRIVATE TUTORIALS AT A CONVENIENT DATE AND TIME FOR YOU! JUST EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org FOR DETAILS). ---------------------------
PLEASE IGNORE THE OLD REGISTRATION INFO BELOW,
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MONTHLY WRITERS' GROUP ONLINE!!
Members who are interested in monthly meetings (social, literary or critique) are invited to our writers' group which meets on the last Friday of each month, 6-8:00 pm, via Zoom. Members' guests, as well as prospective members, are welcome. There is no charge. You are also welcome to read some of your writing (5 pp or 3 poems) to share with the group for critique. It should be revised and edited. Please email your work ahead of time to email@example.com. Please RSVP at least 48 hrs. in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 828-254-8111.
Where to find us:
PLEASE NOTE: beginning this summer, Our classes will be meeting at Kenilworth Church, 123 Kenilworth Rd. (just a mile from our office)