In the coming months, I'll be doing various writing workshops aimed at in-process novelists and at those who'd like to give it a try. The classes I lead are pretty much always fun -- demanding, but fun. And I'll be appearing at a book festival. Have a look at what's coming, all you reader and writer-types out there...
|Thomas Wolfe House (from their website)|
10 sessions- weekly meetings. This is a critique workshop in which forty pages worth of your novel in progress -- whether just begun, partway there, or finished and in need of polish -- will receive thorough, helpful attention. Follow this LINK for more information about this and other classes from this excellent program.
|Old Dahlonega Courthouse (Wikipedia image)|
Dahlonega Literary Festival - March 27 - 29 - Dahlonega, Georgia
I'll be one of the featured authors -- speaking or on a panel -- I don't know yet just what but I'm sure it will be brilliant. Among the other authors is Frances Mayes (whose UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN and BELLA TUSCANY have often made me wish we'd moved to Italy instead of Madison County.) I'm looking forward to visiting Dahlonega -- its name is from the Cherokee word for gold and it was the place of which it was (supposedly) said, 'There's gold in them thar hills." There was even a small mint here at one time. I've heard lots of good things about this town. More info HERE.
|Grace Lutheran, Rock Hill (from their website)|
I'll be one of several presenters and will be doing two sessions on useful items for a WRITER'S TOOLKIT and two more sessions titled WHAT NOW? on what to do when you've finished your novel. More info on this very full day HERE
May 31 - June 6 -JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL, Brasstown, NC - A Practical Guide to Writing Popular Fiction
This is a gorgeous place to spend a week -- beautiful scenery, terrific food, and the hum of creativity everywhere.