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“Writing for Children”

Susie Wilde, children’s book columnist for The News & Observer in Raleigh, reads thousands of books a year. These have helped guide her teaching those who write children’s books. So what makes […]

“Screenwriting: It’s Not Like Writing a Novel”

Screenwriting is a lean craft, meaning that everything is very succinct: scenes, dialogue, action, and description. We’ll look at the Academy Award Winning screenplay Manchester by the Sea, written by […]

“Hush: Writing the Quiet Poem”

In a time of seemingly endless bustle and noise, a quiet moment can be rare or too easily overlooked. In this workshop, we’ll turn the volume down and discuss how […]

“Techniques for Writing Your First Book”

A good novel, memoir, or children’s book should be filled with great images to draw readers into the story. This is achieved via great language. This workshop will explore the […]

“Nature Writing in Your Own Backyard”

Expanding our concept of “nature” or “environment” also expands opportunities for nature writing. By embracing our backyard gardens, our ingredients for dinner, and even our pets as elements of the […]