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Critique Classes for Intermediate to Advanced Children’s Book Writers – Winter-Spring 2024 | Virtual


There are currently two openings in this session’s 10-week critique class. Students are dedicated writers who have work-in-progress and are ready to receive and offer feedback. Writers need to be prepared to share work every week. This class is limited to six writers. Interested? Please contact Susie Wilde and be prepared to submit a writing […]

The Essential Writer Workshop – 10 weekly sessions in Selma NC | Johnston

Old North State Food Hall 67 JR Road, Selma, NC

The Essential Writer Workshop meets Wednesdays, 9 am–noon, from January 24 through March 27, for 10 sessions in a meeting room in the Long Leaf Tavern, Old North State Food Hall, 67 Jr. Road, Selma,North Carolina. Limit 10 participants, $25/person, per session. Contact instructor Carol Dougherty, brackencld@gmail.com for details. Join NCWN members Cindy Brookshire, Carolyn […]

Imagine Writing a Children’s Book: Part 1 | Virtual


COURSE DESCRIPTION For years you’ve dreamed of writing a children’s book. You may even have a vague story idea. But how do you turn that into a workable plot? Susie Wilde, children’s book columnist for the Raleigh News and Observer for over 20 years, unites 30 years of writing and reviewing experience to teach you […]

Poem Endings, a Master Class with Laure-Anne Bosselaar | Virtual

Virtual via Zoom

There are countless ways to end poems, and yet the great majority of endings do one of two things: greatly contract the focus of the poem, or expand it wider than any first-time reader could anticipate. In this masterclass sponsored by Charlotte Lit, we'll take a close look at some poems to discover how the […]

Spring Writing Marathon, with Irene Blair Honeycutt | Mecklenburg

Charlotte Center for Literary Arts 933 Louise Avenue, Charlotte, NC

Spring forward into new writing depths! Through carefully selected prompts and timed writing laps, we’ll pave the way for new ideas to surface. This Charlotte Lit writing marathon with Irene Blair Honeycutt is designed to force the “censor” to the sidelines, even off the page. At the core of this method is the truth that […]

Write What You Know Well Enough to Lie About w/Scott Gould | Buncombe

Flatiron Writers Room 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC, United States

The fictional stories we write often rise from the realm of nonfiction. This course is designed to 1) discover something tucked away in your memory that’s story-worthy, and 2) start telling some lies about it. Using a prompt, we’ll mine your memories for a number of recollections, then use one or more of those memories […]

Crafting the Perfect Pitch w/Andy Dehnart | Virtual

Virtual via Zoom

Writers often need to sell their work and themselves, and that means crafting effective pitches. In this class, emerging and established writers will examine models of great pitches and terrible ones; draft elements of a pitch and get personal feedback; gather resources and get answers to questions about pitching. Andy Dehnart is a writer and […]

Flash in a Flash w/Katey Schultz | Virtual

Virtual via Zoom

Flash is one of the most popular genres being written and published today. In this 90-minute class you will learn the defining traits of flash form writing, study noteworthy examples, and begin one or two new flashes from prompts delivered during class. KATEY SCHULTZ is the award-winning author of Flashes of War (stories) and Still […]