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WRITERS’ BEACH RETREAT; LITERARY FICTION CONTEST; CLASSES

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Date(s) - 09/05/2018 - 10/31/2018
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OCTOBER 4-7, 2018    EDISTO ISLAND, SC WRITERS’  RETREAT   
 
The Writers’ Workshop is hosting its 25th Annual Writers’ Retreat at Edisto Island, SC, from Thursday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
It is open to a small group of experienced writers, and is an ideal place to relax, write and review participant’s work.  Daily sessions in fiction, creative non-fiction and memoirs will be led by The Writers’ Workshop instructors. Participants stay at a beach house near the ocean. 
The all-inclusive rate (except meals) is $525 for a private room, or $450 shared. The commuter rate is $55 per day.
Please register a.s.a.p. since space is limited, at www.twwoa.org, or contact writersw@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
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ANNUAL LITERARY FICTION CONTEST  
 
Deadline: Postmarked by Sept. 30, 2018
 
Awards:
1 Place: Your choice of a 2 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free workshops (in person or online); or 50 pages line-edited by our editorial staff.
2nd Place: Two free workshops; or 35 pages line-edited
3rd Place: One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited
10 Honorable Mentions
 
 Guidelines: 
Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.
Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, phone and title of work on the first page. Double-space, and use 12 point font.
The entry fee is $25 per story, or $20 for Workshop members. Multiple entries are accepted.   Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. 
Emailed submissions may be sent to writersw@gmail.com in Word Doc. 
The entry fee can be paid at our website, or by check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:
 
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 WORKSHOPS
 
These one-day intensive workshops meet on Saturdays, 10-4 pm, at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville. Registration is in advance only, at twwoa.org. Financial assistance is available for low-income writers. For more info, contact  writersw@gmail.com or call 828-254-8111.
 
SEPT. 15:  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, the type of writing they are interested in, is there a book in their head, and have they ever written about themselves in detail. Please email by Sept. 8 to writersw@gmail.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.
Meets Saturday, 10-4. $75/$70 Workshop members.
 
SEPT. 29:  FICTION 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.

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