2005 Writing Courses

The 2005 Writing Courses are over, but this course information is on the site so that you can see what courses we have sponsored in the past.
How to Write the Very Short Short Story, with Ruth Moose
Saturday, January 8, 9:00am - 4:00pm, in Chapel Hill
This hands-on workshop will include examples, in-class writing exercises, and a discussion about short short fiction contests and markets. By the end of the day you will have completed drafts of at least two short shorts.
Everyone Has a Story, with Ede Baldridge and Brooks Preik
Saturday, January 29, 10:00am - 2:00pm, in Wilmington
This workshop will teach you how to write your family's history.
Developing Your Writing Practice, with Nancy Peacock
Tuesdays, February 8 - March 15, 6:30 - 8:00pm, in Chapel Hill
In this six-week class, through discussion and writing exercises, we will identify the components of an effective writing practice.
Building Characters, with Lynn York
Saturdays, February 12 - March 19, 10:00am - noon, in Chapel Hill
This class will combine the workshop experience with writing exercises, craft discussions and shared inspiration to get started on building the next generation of characters for our fiction.
Bird Watching and Writing with Bill Griffin and Janice Moore Fuller
Saturday, April 2, 8:30am - 3:30pm, in Salisbury
The workshop will begin with bird watching in Catawba College's 189-acre ecological preserve. After the field experience, the workshop will include an exploration of various literary models for writing about birds, followed by time for participants to begin writing pieces inspired by the morning's bird watching. After lunch, participants will share the work they have written and respond to each other's writing.
The Artist's Way, with Maureen Ryan Griffin
Saturday, April 16, 10:00am - 5:00pm, in Chapel Hill
Chockfull of writing, collage, and other exercises to tap into your creativity.
Memory as Muse, with Nancy Peacock
Three separate sessions, each at a different location.
Meets 9:00am - 1:00pm at all locations:
- Wilmington, Saturday, June 11
- Asheville, Saturday, August 6
- Chapel Hill, Saturday, August 27
This class will explore the use of memory in writing through exercises using prompts meant to probe our memories.
Novel in Progress, with Lynn York
Tuesdays, May 17 - June 21, 6:30 - 8:30pm, in Chapel Hill
This is the course for those people who have stopped talking about that novel they want to write and started writing it.
Getting into Print, with Bridgette Lacy
Saturday, July 9, 1:00 - 5:00pm, in Chapel Hill
This workshop offers practical advice on selling story ideas to newspapers and magazines and having fun in the process.
A Writing Residency, with Pat Schneider
Sunday through Thursday, July 10 - 14, in Raleigh
This workshop is for the writer in every person--to free the writer, to give the writer encouragement, confidence, and skill.
The Artist's Way, with Maureen Ryan Griffin
Saturday, July 23, 10:00am - 5:00pm, in Wilmington
Chockfull of writing, collage, and other exercises to tap into your creativity.
Every Picture Tells a Story , with Maureen Ryan Griffin
Saturday, September 10, 10:00am - 5:00pm, in Chapel Hill
In this one-day workshop we will explore the use of visual images as a means to create powerful fiction, non-fiction, and/or poetry.
Works in Progress, with Nancy Peacock
Two separate sessions, each in Chapel Hill on Tuesday evenings.
Meets 6:00 - 8:00pm on each date:
- September 6 to October 25
- November 1 to December 20
Works in Progress is an on-going roundtable workshop for beginning authors of fiction and memoir. Grow as a writer by learning critical reading skills, critiquing skills and the revision process.
Pitching Story Ideas to Editors, with Bridgette Lacy
Saturday, December 10, 10:00am - 2:00pm, in Raleigh
This workshop will offer practical advice on getting newspapers and magazines to say "yes" to your work.
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