February 15, 2013 - 9am to 4pm (1-hour lunch break)
The Friday workshops are intended for a more intensive learning and writing experience. Choose one of three 6-hour workshop options. Workshops are limited to 25 students and cost $55. Please indicate a first and second choice on the registration form. Priority will be given to Saturday conference attendees through January 31st. Those registering only for a Friday workshop will be placed on a waiting list. On February 1st, if space is available, registrations will be processed from the waiting list in order of the date they were received, and the participants will be notified.
1. SCENE CRAFT: Writing Memorable Scenes - Johnny Shaw
Workshop attendees should bring in two scenes from a finished work or preferably, a work-in-progress. The two scenes should be the scenes that they consider the best and the worst scenes.
Looking at the balance between the Writer’s Objective and the Character Objectives within scenes, we will discuss and analyze the different ways to heighten conflict, explore themes, and create momentum.
Workshop goals and topics discussed include:
2. The Non-Fiction Book Triathlon - Bob Welch
From research to writing to editing, Bob Welch — the author of 15 books — takes you on a journey that's not easy but is rewarding. At least once a month, says Welch, he gets a call from someone who wants to buy him lunch "so we can talk about the book I want to write." His first question: "Do you really want to write a book or do you WANT TO HAVE WRITTEN a book?" Passion is one thing, says Welch, but writing is a discipline, too. To show you what it sometimes takes, he'll take students through the grist that became Pebble in the Water, his rags-to-riches-to-rags stories about his four-year journey writing the Oregon Book Award-finalist, American Nightingale.
3. Dare to Write Poetry (& Have Fun Doing It!) A Poetry
Workshop Play Day! - Linda Barnes
Do you write poetry, or wish you could? Your pen will be flying before lunchtime in this workshop, and you’ll return home with a treasure chest of ideas to keep yourself creating for weeks to come. Jump starts, stolen secrets, inspiring prompts, take-home tips, examples, and lists of ways to wake up and inspire your writing self. Finish the day with a session on how to create and publish your own poetry chapbook (yes you can!). Lots of examples and plenty of writing and sharing time make this workshop a must if you have ever felt your poetic spirit sagging. All levels of experience welcome. And did I say free door prizes?!