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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 […]

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 […]

How to Query Your Novel or Memoir, with Betsy Thorpe | Virtual

Virtual via Zoom (Charlote Center for Literary Arts)

So often, writers focus their energy on creating compelling finished books, then throw up their hands in frustration when it comes to producing query letters and finding agents. But a good query can make the difference between your letter getting deleted and your pages actually getting read. In this online class — hosted by Charlotte […]

Godmothers, Wolves, and Juniper Trees: What Is a Fairytale? | Virtual

Virtual via Zoom (Charlote Center for Literary Arts)

"Once upon a time"—we all remember those magical words from our childhoods that swept us away to a world of sleeping princesses, magic wands, and transformed beasts—often filtered through the lens of a Disney movie. Be warned: these are not those tales! How did fairytales transform from stories for adults to staples of childhood (and […]


Beyond the Pen: Tools for the Professional Writer | Wake

Briar Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Road, Morrisville, NC

Organized by the Triangle chapter of Sisters in Crime, this all-day workshop features presentations by five exciting, energizing, and award-winning writers: Sara Johnson (How to Nail Setting), Nancy Robards (Write Smarter Writer Faster), Valerie Burns (Now What? Inside Publishing), Cathy Wylie (Enhance Your Writing and Life with ChatGPT), and Melissa Bourbon (Podcasting for Authors). Fee […]

Failing Better: Overcoming Rejection to Claim Success as a Writer w/Heather Newton | Virtual

Virtual via Zoom

Rejection is an integral part of being a writer. This two-hour workshop w/ award-winning author HEATHER NEWTON will give you practical strategies for managing submissions and attending to self-care so that you don’t give up writing. It will help you redefine success, and present ways to think about your creative life so that you can […]

Women Writers’ Workshop | Guilford

Ahava Collective 501 S. Mendenhall Street # 302, Greensboro, NC

This workshop is for women looking for a welcoming, judgement-free space to take that first plunge into writing, or to inject a sense of possibility and fun into their current writing practice. Over 90 minutes, we’ll explore a little bit of everything, including: • Short, fun prompts to warm-up and inspire your imagination. • Guided […]


Flash of Silver: A Writing Workshop with Laurel Ferejohn | Virtual

Virtual via Zoom

Flash: it’s crystalline and compelling. Many literary journals look for it, many writers want to write it. In this three-hour online workshop for beginning to seasoned writers of memoir or fiction, you’ll learn about the form that stands proud in its brevity and that can boost all your other writing. Enjoy creating to prompts, with […]