Wednesday, May 20, 2015
In conjunction with the Fifth Annual Spring Author Festival, Klindt’s Bookstore is sponsoring four writing workshops in May. Workshops in this series are $20 each and last about two hours. Seating is limited.
To register call 541-296-3355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; for more information, visit www.klindtsbooks.com. Ages 12 and older, adults welcome.
Schedule is as follows:
Friday, May 29, 4 p.m.
Worldbuilding from the Ground Up with Miriam Forster
Whether you‘re writing fantasy, historical, or contemporary fiction, a vivid and vividly communicated world is always an asset to your story. This workshop will discuss worldbuilding at both the micro and macro levels, including the making (and breaking) of rules, how and when to draw inspiration from real life places, and the art of bringing your world to life through solid, specific description.
Write Like a Best-Seller with Roland Smith
Roland Smith will explain the step by step process he uses to write his books. It has worked for him for over 40 books in the past 25 years. “It will work for you if you are willing to do the work,” he said.
Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Spring Author Festival
Twelve authors in the bookstore on one day! Breezeway Boutique Flea Market and Dog-Gone-It food cart all on site. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, May 31, 10 a.m.
Hit with Gratitude: From Fact to Fiction with Lorie Ann Grover
When trials hit, how do we run in triumph? When we have a blind spot for blessings, how do we embrace gratitude? Novelist Lorie Ann Grover leads those interested in writing stories arising from their own life experiences. With young adult novels springing from her own history, she’ll guide workshop attendees in capturing their memories, then assist them in turning their writing into fiction, and finally experiment with the verse format.
Don’t Write What You Know with Stasia Ward Kehoe
We are often told to “write what you know” and that “to be a good writer, you must be a great reader,” but what do these clichés truly mean? Inspired by excerpts from great YA novels and fueled by improv games, writing exercises and group discussion, students will explore ways to use (or choose to ignore) catch phrases and conventional wisdom on the journey to becoming their own best writer selves.