Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Upcoming Writing Classes

I have three writing classes scheduled for summer and fall. The very popular "Secrets of Getting Published" is slated for Monday, July 28, 2008, 5:45-7:45 p.m. and Monday, October 13, 2008, 5:45-7:45 p.m. Both classes will be held at Sunrise Mountain Branch Library, 21200 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ. This is a class designed for those who are considering publishing short fiction, children's fiction, nonfiction, novels, or memoirs. If you are looking for answers to the publishing process, you will find them here. We will cover such topics as query letters, agents, editors, markets, submission procedures, and more. There is a $2.00 supply fee payable to instructor for resource materials and handouts.
Fee: $ 20.00 Peoria resident; $25.00 non-resident
Tel. Reg. 623-773-7725
Online: http://recreation.peoriaaz.com

I will also be teaching my "Beginning Fiction Writing" class September 27, 2008 at Sunrise Mountain Branch Library from 10:15 a.m.--3:15 p.m. There will be a one-hour break for lunch. This workshop will teach the fiction writing techniques the professionals use. We will discuss the basic elements of a good story: plot and conflict, interesting characters, strong settings, and believable dialogue. We will also explore potential markets for your work. There is a $2.00 supply fee payable to instructor for resource materials and handouts.
Fee: $40.00 Peoria resident; $45.00 non-resident
Registration information is the same as listed above.

Hope you can join me!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Maui Writers Conference

The 2008 Maui Writers Conference & Retreat is just around the corner! Sponsored by Writer's Digest, this conference is a great way to network and learn about the writing industry. The location isn't too bad, either. The details:

Maui Writers Conference
Labor Day Weekend--Friday, Aug. 29 to Monday, September 1, 2008
Honolulu, Hawaii

Writers Retreat
Friday, Aug. 22 to Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008
Honolulu, Hawaii

Early registration deadline for both: July 1, 2008. After July 1, the rates go up.

Conference includes panel discussions and workshops with authors, agents, and editors. Private consultations with agents and editors are available for an additional fee.

Retreat includes workshops on bestselling fiction, literary fiction, scriptwriting, narrative nonfiction, and self-help writing.

For more information, please visit: http://www.mauiwriters.com