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THE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP SUMMER CLASSES & EVENTS

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Date(s) - 06/29/2018 - 09/30/2018
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The Writers' Workshop

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Our one-day intensive workshops meet on Saturdays, 10-4 pm, at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville. Registration is in advance only, at www.twwoa.org. Financial assistance is available for low-income writers. For more info, contact  writersw@gmail.com or call 828-254-8111.
 
            
JUNE 29: WRITERS’ GROUP & POTLUCK
 
Bring your writing for review (5 pp double-spaced, or 3 poems), and a covered dish! 
Meets at 387 Beaucatcher Rd. Friday, 6-8:30 pm.
Please RSVP no later than June 28.                
 
JULY 7: WRITING THE YOUNG ADULT NOVEL with Constance Renfrow
 
The class will learn how to shape plot, character and dialogue for the Young Adult novel (or Gothic fiction). Other tips include how to write an intriguing first chapter, writing in a teen voice, creating dramatic irony, submitting your work for publication, and creating an online presence via YA Twitter and Goodreads reviews. Participants may bring up to 3 pages and a synopsis to the class for review. 
Renfrow’s stories have appeared in Mud Season Review, Denim Skin, Portland Book Review and Cabildo Quarterly, among others.  Her first book, Songs of My Selfie, an anthology of millennial fiction, was a 2016 IndieFAB finalist.  
Meets Saturday,10-4. $75/$70 members.
 
JULY 21:  POEMS OF ANGER AND JOY with Ephraim Sommers
 
This class is for writers of all ages and experience levels. Participants will discuss poems written in two opposing emotional modes – anger and joy – and how to sharpen those emotions into a fine point. Poets will learn how to apply these strategies in the writing of our own invective poems.
Sommers‘ first book of poems, The Night We Set the Fire, was awarded the 2016 Patricia Bibby First Book Award. He has been featured on NPR, and has been published in Beloit Poetry Journal, Cream City Review, Minnesota Review, and Prairie Schooner, among others. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Winthrop University.
Meets Saturday, 10-4. $75/$70 members.
 
AUGUST 4FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP with Ron Aiken
 
Beginning or experienced writers will learn aspects of fiction writing, including story structure, plot-driven vs. character-driven fiction, 
characterization, setting, and dialogue. 
Students may bring 5 pages (double-spaced) and a synopsis to the class for review. Other tips include how to edit your own work and how to submit for publication.           
Aiken is president of the Atlanta Writers Club, and studied fiction writing at Gotham Writers in NY. He conducts classes throughout the south, and is the author of several novels including “Death Has Its Benefits”. 
Meets Saturday, 10-4. $75/$70 members.
 
 
UPCOMING CLASSES: 
 
AUGUST 18: WRITING THE SUSPENSE NOVEL with Rona Simmons
 
SEPT. 1: POLISHING YOUR WORK FOR PUBLICATION with Julia Day
 
SEPT. 15: CREATIVE NON-FICTION WRITING with Glenn Proctor
 

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