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Your Book; What’s Next?

You love the writing, but you don’t know what comes next or how to accomplish what is required. The publishing industry has made a quantum shift. Writers more than ever need to know how to interact with the industry. This…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Alice Acheson

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Start Date: 11/15/2014 – 10:00 AM

Ending a Poem

How do we know when to end a poem? What weight does that last line hold? We’ll grapple with questions about endings, spending time engaging a variety of ending approaches, from poets such as Frank Stanford, Emily Dickinson, H. D.,…

Course Type: 2 Week  |   Instructor: Jane Wong

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Start Date: 11/15/2014 – 1:00 PM

Character Actors

Actors have a big bag of tricks for creating a believable character, many of which may be useful to the writer of fiction or memoir. Thinking like an actor can help you create characters that leap from the page. Show…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Suzanne Morrison

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Start Date: 11/16/2014 – 1:00 PM

Your Book Proposal: Bound For Success

Want to be a published author? Thought so. Your manuscript may be a winner, but rejection letters will accumulate without a selling book proposal. Learn how to convince an agent or editor to read your manuscript, what will stop them…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Alice Acheson

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Start Date: 11/16/2014 – 10:00 AM

Crash Course Rainbow: One-Day Workshop on Color and Poetry

A lane of Yellow led the eye … ­— Emily Dickinson Who shouted with glee / when the color blue was born? — Pablo Neruda As the light lengthens its autumnal slant, it’s the perfect time to reawaken color in…

Course Type: 1 Day  |   Instructor: Sierra Nelson

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Start Date: 12/7/2014 – 1:00 PM

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