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Writing workshops: Nov. 2015
The Writers’ Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville, presents two workshops: Book Marketing in the Age of the Internet with Jane Gari, Nov 7 (meets Saturday, 10-4 p.m.); and Writing Children’s Books with Bobbie Pell, Nov. 14 (Meets Saturday, 10-4 p.m.) Registration is in advance only, at www.twwoa.org. For more info, contact email@example.com or 828-254-8111.
Children's book awards
See 2014 winners of Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature.
Poet Patrick Bahls
Patrick Bahls, math professor and poet, and his UNCA poetry mentor, Rick Chess, present work at West Asheville Library, Apr. 22. Learn more.
See the finalists for the 2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award.
See about the winners of the National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2013 publications.
Gary Hawkins' love poems
Hawkins, Warren Wilson College writing prof, publishes "Five (Occupational) Love Poems"--read them.
WWC MFA instructor is finalist
Mary Szybist is a finalist in poetry for the National Book Award. Read.
South Carolina writers
An excellent new anthology about sense of place includes John Lane and Dpt Jackson. See WNC new books.
Teaching about Appalachia
A new book includes 14 contributions relating to our literature.
Susan Snowden wins prize
Hendersonville author wins IPPY fiction prize for Southern Fried Lies.
2013 Weatherford Awards
Kathy Newfont wins Weatherford non-fiction award for Blue Riudge Commons
L.A. Times best books
Ben Fountain's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk won for fiction; see more
Pulitzers and Grantas
April 15, 2013 Pulitzer prizes and Granta awards are announced.
The state of publishing
The Washington Post published a survey: Book experts weigh in on the publishing industry’s revolution.
Kickstarter for authors
Seth Godin, non-fiction author, tells of publishing with one-day fundraising campaign.
Natasha Tretheway named Poet Laureate
Number of printed books sold rose 13.4% this year
Read story in June 4, 2012 Publishers Lunch
Please announce these writing classes, sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop, a non-profit center since 1985. 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.
: Book Marketing in the Age of the Internet with Jane Gari
Shifting your perspective from artist to marketer is difficult, but if you want to be a published author, you have to adapt. The class will learn comprehensive book marketing strategies, including identifying your target audience; social media strategies; blogging;
Meets , 10-4 pm.
: Writing Children’s Books with Bobbie Pell
Whether you’re write about talking elephants, bullies at school, or rhyming texts for lullabies, this class is for you! We will look at the primary categories of books for ages 3-11, from Concept/Novelty Books, Picture Books, Easy/Early Readers, to Beginning Chapter Books. Through close examination of Caldecott Winners books, we can learn what strategies make a successful children’s story: plot, believable characters, setting, style, and word choice. Pell earned her MFA degree at Goddard College, and is the author of A New Star and Scary Stories. She has worked with young children for many years as Writing Instructor and Storyteller.
Meets , 10-4 pm.