THE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP – Events & Classes
Date(s) - 10/26/2018 - 12/30/2018
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THE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Oct. 26: WRITERS’ GROUP & POTLUCK 6-8:30 pm
Members and a guest are invited to our monthly get-together. If you wish, bring some of your writing to share, and a covered dish.
Please RSVP 48 hours in advance at
If you’re not a member yet, it’s still only $35 for a full year’s membership, member invitations, and discounts on all programs. Please go to www.twwoa.org for details.
OCT. 13: MEMORY and MYTH: A PRIMAL SOURCE FOR POEMS with Jan Harrington
Our early memories can be lifting off points for complex, many-layered poems. Revisiting family myths and collective stories can yield fertile material. We’ll examine award-winning poems and consider voice, form, image, and metaphor. You may bring a family photograph that you find evocative, mysterious or intriguing. Through prompts, questions and 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 2017 Shull Book Contest by the N.C. Poetry Society. Her poems have appeared in Kent State University Press; New Southerner Anthology; and The Homestead Review, among others.
OCT. 27: FINDING YOUR INNER VOICE with Alex Leviton
This one-day workshop teaches all writers, beginning to advanced, how to get rid of the barriers that hold us back from writing. We’ll use list making, improvisational writing, and in-class exercises to quiet our inner critics and find our voice. Bring a notebook, and your ideas for a story you want to write (or are working on). Leviton has written for Lonely Planet Books, The Guardian, USA Today, Indy Week and others. She has coached and taught writers since 2000.
NOV. 10: CREATIVE NON-FICTION WRITING with Glenn Proctor
Being able to write about life’s challenges and successes is cathartic, and for many, an opening to a new understanding of self, family and circumstances. Prior to the workshop, participants should write a short mission statement: what they want out of the class, and the type of writing they are interested in. Please email by Oct. 30 to email@example.com. Proctor teaches writing at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. He has taught journalism at Kent State, Washington & Lee and Northwestern, and shared the Pulitzer Prize at the Akron Beacon Journal.
NOV. 17: WRITING YOUR MEMOIRS with Karen Ackerson
The class will learn how to turn personal experiences into a compelling memoir for family and friends, or for publication. In-class writing exercises will help to identify life-changing events, to be used as the backbone of a memoir. Discussion will include 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 memoirs writing for over 25 years. As Senior Editor at The Renbourne Editorial Agency, she has edited over 500 novels and memoirs.
DEC. 1: PUBLISHING OPTIONS with Richard Krawiek
Self-publishing, vanity press, co-operative publishing, traditional publishing – what are the options and choices? And how will the choice you make affect your own writing career? In this workshop we’ll look at the various publishing models, their pros and cons, and determine which ones would suit the needs of each student. Krawiek is founder of Jacar Press, which was named one of the year’s best by review journals in Canada and the U.S. His own work appears in the U.S. and abroad.
DEC. 30 Deadline for ANNUAL MEMOIRS CONTEST
For guidelines, see twwoa.org.