April events at WriterHouse

I do believe WriterHouse has caught spring fever. Check out this loooong list of seminars, public events, and classes taking place this month:

Saturday Seminars in April

»The Art of Blogging, with Winn Collier, Saturday, April 16, 9:00am- 1:00pm
Are you a writer pondering how to launch a blog? Are you an established blogger wanting to imagine new possibilities? Together, we will explore the craft of blogging. Whether you are seeking to discover your voice or searching for ways to invite an audience, writers see blogging first as an expression of their art. This will be a cross-genre (creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, memoir, opinion, you name it) exercise in art-making via the blogosphere. Cost: $55 Members | $60 Non-Members

»Screenwriting for Hollywood with Michael Cordell, Saturday, April 30, 2011, 9:00am-4:00pm
Learn the elements of screenwriting that will increase the odds of getting your script read. This one-day seminar covers the key elements of screenwriting, including story structure, character development, dialogue, and exposition. We’ll also talk about how Hollywood thinks (to the extent that anyone knows how Hollywood thinks!). The focus of this seminar is writing the commercial screenplay, but the elements discussed will be relevant to most good storytelling.Cost: $75 Members | $85 Non-Members

»More Saturday Seminars

PUBLIC EVENTS

»ADULT TO YA CROSSOVERS WITH SARAH COLLINS HONENBERGER, Sunday April 17, 7:00 PM
Is every book with a young protagonist a YA book? How do authors navigate the boundary between young adult fiction and categories marketed to adults? Sarah Collins Honenberger will discuss her crossover experience with Catcher, Caught, an adult novel in which a teenaged protagonist who idolizes Holden Caulfield is dying of cancer. Free and open to the public. Copies of Catcher, Caught will be available for purchase and signing after the discussion.

»BIG READ MYSTERY WRITING WORKSHOP, Saturday, April 23, 2:00 PM
A free class with Agatha Award nominated author Meredith Cole at WriterHouse. Sponsored by JMRL and WriterHouse. Contact bigread@jmrl.org or 979.7151×4 to register.

»CELEBRATE KATHY ERSKINE’S NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, Thursday May 12, 7:00 pm
We tried to celebrate back in December, but the weather foiled us, so we rescheduled. Join WriterHouse in congratulating Kathy on her well-deserved prize.

»LITERARY SALON WITH ALEXANDER YATES, Thursday May 19, 7:00 PM
Moondogs author Alexander Yates discusses the pleasures and challenges of incorporating genre writing into literary fiction and the obstacles he faced while writing and publishing his mixed-genre debut novel. This event is free and open to the public.

»More WriterHouse Public Events->

JUST ADDED: ‘TELLING YOUR STORY’ WITH JAY KAUFFMANN

Since Jay Varner’s daytime creative nonfiction class filled up so quickly, we’ve added another, beginning April 29. This workshop will explore the essential elements of creative nonfiction, such as sensory imagery, metaphoric language, distinctive voice, dramatic arc, and focused theme. Participants will discuss essays and memoir pieces submitted to the group. In addition, there will be readings and in-class exercises that address pertinent craft issues. There will also be opportunities to consider non-craft issues associated with this genre, such as “truth” and “memory,” and how to overcome fear when revealing intimate secrets. This is a daytime class, April 29 to June 17 from 9 to 11:30 am. Registration information.

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