Saturday, May 8, 2010

My writing workshop

Again this summer, I look forward to leading a 6-week workshop on prose style at the Winter Park Library.

The sessions will meet from July 8 through Aug. 12, 2010--six Thursday evenings from 7-8:15 p.m in the third floor Melanson Room.

We will look closely at sentence patterns, then at descriptive paragraphs, reviewing along the way the basics of editing. Most writers, especially emerging ones, can benefit from a focus on style.

Although I am a non-fiction writer, the course is open to fiction writers too. I am fortunate in having Chris McClelland, an assistant editor of 'Narrative' magazine and a published author with solid experience, to assist me in the discussion. Both of us volunteer our time, but the course has a fee attached, mainly to cover the course materials.

Registration is required: for non-members of the Institute for Lifelong Learning, $50; for members, $25. Call the Library's Institute at 407-623-3279. The workshop is limited to 18 students.

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