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**FLATIRON WRITERS ROOM Fall Schedule 2018

Write Here. Write Now.

Through our Literary Calendar, we look forward to coordinating with regional writers and writers’ organizations so that writers in our community know about all of the wonderful events and opportunities available to them.  

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FALL CLASSES AT THE FLATIRON WRITERS ROOM
(Click the link for each class for complete information)

WRITING HYBRIDS: HOW TO EXPLODE FORM AND GENRE w/MATTHEW VOLLMER-1-DAY CLASS  

What happens when a story unfolds like a letter—or a police blotter—or a contract—or a sermon? What happens when you write an essay in the form of a prayer—or epitaph—or craigslist ad? This lively and generative workshop with author MATTHEW VOLLMER will teach various forms and genres that writing can take, and provide new avenues for creative expression. Saturday, August 18 2:30-5pm, followed by a free staged reading with Matthew Vollmer and the Flatiron Writers.

TRAVEL WRITING AS MEMOIR w/TESSA FONTAINE-2-WEEK CLASS

Travel brings with it incredible journeys, both externally and internally. In this course, you will learn the basics of travel memoir, a genre that embraces the adventure and storytelling of travel writing with the personal reflection of memoir. Taught by TESSA FONTAINE, author of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Wednesdays September 5 and 12, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

WRITING FOR TV AND FILM w/PATRICIA GREEN-10-WEEK CLASS

This intensive 10-week workshop on writing professionally for the screen is designed to result in a first draft screenplay or television pilot. Class is limited to ten (10) students, to be chosen from writing samples. Taught by Emmy-winning writer-producer PATRICIA GREEN. Saturdays starting September 8, 2:30pm-5:30pm.

CHARACTER BUILDING w/KIM WINTER MAKO-6-WEEK CLASS

Whether you have a character you’re having trouble with, or you’re looking to generate new work, we’ll explore ways to give life to your characters through the use of craft elements such as point of view, dialogue, place, and physicality. Taught by actor and 2017 Ramsey Library Community Author KIM WINTER MAKO. Mondays starting September 10, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

WRITING THE 10-MINUTE PLAY w/BONNIE MILNE GARDNER-6-WEEK CLASS

More and more theatres are producing ten-minute play festivals annually. In this six-week workshop, each writer will develop one or two short plays. Taught by award-winning playwright and Emeritus Professor of theatre at Ohio Wesleyan University BONNIE MILNE GARDNER. Tuesdays starting September 11, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

COMEDY WRITING: MONOLOGUE, SKETCH & STANDUP w/TOM CHALMERS-8-WEEK CLASS

Comedy writing is an acquired skill where spontaneous laughter is brought about by a practiced precision of words, a studied sense of satire and spoof, and a crafted ear for character voice. This course will familiarize students with the components that are needed to create effective comedic pieces, whether read on the page or seen performed on the stage. Taught by TOM CHALMERS, host and producer of Listen to This, stories on stage. Saturdays starting September 15, 10am-12:30pm.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FLATIRON WRITERS ROOM GO TO:

WWW.FLATIRONWRITERSROOM.COM

We host Flatiron Writers workshops and events; in addition, our space is available for rent to writers who want to teach, host a book launch, or hold a writers’ group or book club meeting.Our goal: to nurture a vibrant and supportive writing community–inspired by Asheville’s rich literary history–while providing writers with quiet, affordable space in which to write, and classrooms in which to teach or participate in classes and workshops.

Located at 5 Covington Street in West Asheville’s vibrant Haywood Road corridor, the Flatiron Writers Room provides space for writers to learn, teach, read, celebrate and, of course, WRITE.

The Flatiron Writers Room is an outgrowth of the Flatiron Writers, who have been writing and providing workshops and events for the western North Carolina writing community since 1993. 

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