WINTER WRITING WORKSHOPS
From press release
The Writers’ Workshop is offering contests and classes for beginning or experienced writers. Classes meet at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville. Registration is in advance only, at www.twwoa.org. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-254-8111. Financial assistance is available for low-income writers.
Feb. 4: Creating Fictional Characters, Dialogue & Setting with Karen Ackerson
Ackerson teaches writing and editing courses throughout the southeast. As Senior Editor at The Renbourne Editorial Agency, she has edited over 500 novels and memoirs. Meets Saturday, 10-4 pm. $75/$70 Workshop members.
Feb. 18: Discovering Poetry Through Photography with Katherine Soniat
Participants are asked to bring both a personal photograph and a historic one that holds special interest. Soniat has taught in MFA Programs at Virginia Tech and Hollins University. Her collection, A Shared Life, won The Iowa Poetry Prize. She has been published in such journals as the Iowa Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, and The Nation. Meets Saturday, 10-4 pm. $75/$70 members.
Feb. 25: Writing Fantasy Fiction with Bobbie Pell
A list of fantasy fiction publishers will be available, and participants may bring a synopsis or scene to class. Pell has an MFA in Creative Writing. She is the author of The Highland Heart and Just One Wish: Realms of Faerie, and has recorded two CDs of fantasy tales. Sat., 10-4 pm. $75/$70 Workshop members.
March 4: Writing for Magazines and Newspapers with Charli Kerns
Kerns is a writer and editor for outdoor, action sport, and lifestyle publications including Mountain Xpress, Smoky Mountain Living, and Canoe & Kayak magazine. Sat.,10-4 pm. $75/$70.
March 25: Write Your Life with Richard Krawiec
Krawiec is the author of numerous books such as Breakdown: A Father’s Story, Faith in What?, and Time Sharing. His work is published in Shenandoah, Florida Review, and N.C. Literary Review and elsewhere. Saturday, 10-4 pm. $75/$70.
April 8: Getting Published with Jane Gari
Gari has been published in print and online in literary journals and blogs such as Writers Digest. Her works include a memoir, Losing the Dollhouse, The Idiot’s Guide to the Healthy Gut Diet and a novel, Shakespeare’s Daughters. Meets Saturday, 10-4 pm. $75/$70 members.