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Spring Conference

Spring Conference 2007 was held at Elliott University Center in Greensboro, NC. The conference is over, but we have left this conference information on the site so that you can refer to it as a model of what our Spring Conference is like.

All-Day Workshops: Spring Conference 2007
Saturday, June 2

To register for an all-day workshop, choose between the workshops listed below. The workshop will meet in the morning, and then resume after lunch.

ALL-DAY MEMOIR WORKSHOP, with Marianne Gingher
Part 1 - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Part 2 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm

If you had a childhood you've accumulated enough material to inspire a lifetime of writing. How can you enliven the truth without compromising it? How can you make it interesting on the page? And what about ordinary rather than sensational truths? Can they ever be one in the same? This workshop will offer useful prompts and advice on selecting and dramatizing truths worth telling. Emphasis will be on borrowing the tricks of the fiction writer and employing them as a memoirist without sacrificing the writer's accountability to facts.
Workshoppers should attend both sessions.

ALL-DAY FICTION WORKSHOP: FICTION WORKOUT, with Quinn Dalton
Part 1 - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Part 2 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm

This double session will feature a series of fiction "workouts' focusing on common problem areas in fiction, such as point of view, dialog, and scene development. The workshop will be structured so that participants can use the workouts to generate new work, or to apply to in-progress projects-a stories or novel chapters. Participants will leave with tools to assess problems in future work, as well as strategies to address them. Bring a 10-page sample of your work if you like, and come prepared to write!
Workshoppers should attend both sessions.

 

 
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