We're working on our winter workshops and events and will post to our website a.s.a.p. Stay tuned!
Below is a sample of classes we'll be offering for beginning and experienced writers.
Each class meets on Saturdays, 9:30-3:30 pm (with morning & afternoon 15 min. breaks, and 30 mins. lunch break). Registration is in advance only. Classes have been reduced to $70, or $65 Workshop members. Financial assistance is available for low-income writers in exchange for volunteering, in person or online.
To register, please go to the Registrationpage, or simply click on "Register" in Workshop descriptions. FICTION WORKSHOP 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. [ REGISTER ]
POETRY WORKSHOP with Jan Harrington Learn how to transform the events of your life into successful poems that resonate with readers. By examining the work of well-known poets, we’ll explore craft and creative choices that help us open up our personal narratives to connect with readers’ own experiences. Through prompts and exercises, you’ll generate drafts of poems and strategies for developing them. Harrington’s book, Waiting for the Hurricane, won the 2017 Lena Shull Award given by the N.C. Poetry Society. Her poems appear in journals and anthologies including Tar River Poetry; North Carolina Literary Review; and Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease. [ REGISTER ]
AN AGENT’S TIPS ON GETTING PUBLISHED with Andrea Hurst Whether you are interested in pursuing the traditional route or self-publishing, this workshop will cover the most effective steps to assure your chances for success. Both novel writers and full length nonfiction projects will be discussed, including the process of querying agents and publishers, book proposals, and other opportunities for breakout and previously published authors. With over 25 years’ experience in book publishing, Hurst works with authors to polish their book and obtain publication, and selectively represents high profile adult nonfiction and well-crafted fiction. She is the bestselling Amazon author of The Guestbook; an instructor for MFA creative writing programs; and a webinar presenter for Writers’ Digest. [ REGISTER ]
SELF-EDITING WORKSHOP with Karen Ackerson Writers of fiction and creative 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. [ REGISTER ]
ALSO: WRITING YOUR MEMOIRS; SCREENWRITING; CREATIVE NONFICTION WORKSHOP & MORE!!!
WRITERS' GROUP & POTLUCK (live and also online!) (More info below under Events) WRITERS' RETREAT at FOLLY ISLAND, SC (More info below under Events) * * * * * * * * * WE OFFERONLINE OR IN-PERSON PRIVATE TUTORIALS AT A CONVENIENT DATE AND TIME FOR YOU! JUST EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org FOR DETAILS.
MONTHLY WRITERS' GROUP
Members who are interested in monthly meetings (social, literary or critique) are invited to our online writers' group & potluck which meets on the last Friday of each month, 5-7 pm, at 387 Beaucatcher Rd, Asheville (and also online!).
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.
MAY 2021: WRITERS' RETREAT AT FOLLY ISLAND, SC
Our annual retreat will be held in person (limit: 6 participants in-person), and also online. (limit: 6 participants). Open to intermediate or experienced writers who want to get away from it all to write and review each other's work. The all-inclusive cost (except meals) is $485 for a private room in a spacious house. A shared room is $395 per person. We'll meet outside on a large heated porch, twice a day. To take this class online, the cost is only $295. Please email email@example.com for more information, To register, click here:REGISTER