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Act 5, Scene 1: Irene's Twilight Zone

Act 5, Scene 1: Irene’s Twilight Zone See whole poem, "The Main Show," and index of scenes.  (Spotlight opens on the lobby of the theater.  Characters who remain in the lobby enter the theater, which remains dark.  Joan the nurse tells the tour guide to also go in, and the narrator hangs back awhile.) Joan: Go ahead in. I’ll stay with my patient.Anyway, this is a family…See More
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Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Writer's Workshop announces winter classes

Writer's Workshop Winter Writing Classes

 

These classes are for any level writer, and meet at 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville. They include a brown-bag lunch break.  Registration is in advance only, by mail or at our website (www.twwoa.org). Financial aid in exchange for volunteering is available. For more information, contact writersw@gmail.com./828-254-8111

 Jan. 29: Fiction Writing with Thomas Calder

The class will discuss character development, dialogue, point-of-view and the art of revision. Students will read excerpts and discuss the works of such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O’Connor, and Robert Boswell. In-class writing exercises will provide students with time to focus on their craft and discuss their work. Calder graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English and a focus on 20th century American literature. He has attended numerous workshops including The Nebraska Writers’ Conference and the Tin House Writers Workshop, and is currently working on a collection of short stories. Meets Saturday, 10-4 pm. $75/$70 members.

 Feb. 12: Writing for Young Adults with Gail McAbee and Cynthia Witherspoon

Key elements of writing the young adult novel will be discussed, focusing on character development, dialogue and setting the scene. Publishing information will also be given, and students may bring a story idea or synopsis to the class for evaluation. McAbee is the author of twelve books and seventy short stories. Her awards include the Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence, the ‘08 Dream Realm Award for Best Young Adult Fantasy, and a Derringer Award finalist in mystery. Witherspoon is the award-winning author of The Concept and Chorus of the Dead. Both instructors are co-authors of The Balefire Chronicles.   Saturday, 10-4 pm. $75/$70 members.

 Feb. 26: Poetry Writing and Publishing with Richard Krawiec

This workshop for beginning to experienced poets will focus on revising poems, and how to turn rejection letters into acceptances.  Information on where to publish will also be given. Students may bring up to 5 poems for in-class revision. Krawiec's chapbook, Breakdown: A Father's Story, was an ‘09 Indie Book Awards Finalist. His poems have been published in Shenandoah,  N.C Literary Review, and elsewhere.  He has won fellowships from the NEA and the NC Arts Council, and teaches online for UNC-Chapel Hill. Meets Saturday, 10-4 pm.  $75/$70 members.

 March 12: Writing for the Media with Mike Weinstein 

Participants will learn specific techniques on writing and submitting stories and essays to newspapers, magazines and on-line markets. The class will learn how to write lively, inspired pieces, as well as tips on interviewing and doing research. Students may bring five pages of work to the class for evaluation and revision. Weinstein is features editor at The Charlotte Observer, and has won numerous awards for his editing work on lead articles and stories.    Saturday, 10:30-4:30 pm. $75/$70 members.

 March 26:  Writing Your Memoirs with Anne Barnhill 

The class will learn how to get started or continue with their memoirs, and will look at notable memoirs to compare various themes, structures and writing styles. In-class writing exercises will be given, and students may bring up to give pages, double-spaced, for review. Barnhill is the author of What You Long For and At Home in the Land of Oz: Autism, My Sister and Me.  Meets Saturday, 10-4 pm.  $75/$70 members.

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