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The Gallery of Readers Series Presents Barbara Lucey & John M. Corbett
John M. Corbett reads from Bird Life
free and open to the public
Seelye Hall 106
The Art and Business of Audiobooks with Steven Jay Cohen
WRITERS IN PROGRESS UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 2017-2018
The Second (third, fourth . . .) Draft: Practical Strategies for Revising Your Novel, with Randy Susan Meyers
The first (or second, or third…) draft is finally done! Manuscript pages, boxes of critique and a thousand to-do’s cover your desktop. How do you start? Where is that great scene? Does your dialogue work? Should you switch back to third person? And how do you organize everything?
Revision can be overwhelming. This workshop offers structural techniques to make the task approachable. We will cover three areas of revision: organizational tools; strategies for reading and editing your own work; and managing manuscripts with online and digital tools. We will also discuss ways to evaluate and incorporate critique into your revision. You will leave with new and sharpened tools for bringing that messy draft to the next level!
Saturday, December 2nd, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm ($150) Register Now
Randy Susan Meyers is the author of four novels: The Murderer’s Daughters (a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award), The Comfort of Lies, Accidents of Marriage, and recently, The Widow of Wall Street. Meyers teaches writing at Grub Street Writers Center. Find out more…
The Anatomy of a Giggle: Humor and Writing Funny, with Molly Burnham
Most people believe that we are either funny or not funny, by design. I believe that like any other aspect of craft, humor can be learned, and it just takes awareness and practice. In this hands-on, half-day workshop, we will set aside our judgments and explore our funny bones. We’ll discuss various types of humor, learn key points to writing funny, and engage in exercises that encourage the playful, humorous side of our brains. Bring an open mind, a pad of paper, and your joyful self, and leave with a fresh approach to humor!
Saturday, January 20th 9:00 am – 12:30 pm ($75) Register Now
Molly B. Burnham, author of the Teddy Mars Series and 2016 recipient of the Sid Fleishman Humor Award, holds a Masters in Elementary Ed. and an MFA in Writing for Children. Find out more about her at www.mollybburnham.com
WRITING RETREAT in Yalapa, Mexico
Writers and Artists Retreat in Ireland!
June 30-July 28
LOOKING FOR... /ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcement - Ellen Evert Hopman
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Green Fire Writers
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Do you want to use writing or other forms of creative expression to make a difference?
If so, you should contribute to Fired Up!
Editors Jana Laiz and Jennifer Browdy seek writing in any genre, along with photography, short videos or podcasts that express positive, forward-thinking perspectives on where we are now as individuals and as a society and envision the better world we hope to create.
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