Virtual Writing Workshop

Looking for inspiration?

I’m happy to announce that once again I’m partnering with West Grey Public Library to offer a writing workshop. This time it’s virtual in order to address not only the real concerns regarding this new pandemic world in which we live, but also to allow participants to gather informally from the comfort of their homes.

The workshops run as follows:

Wednesdays from January 19 through March 9, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, via Zoom: link will be provided to 10 registered participants who pre-register for the entire workshop through West Grey Public Library.

What to expect

Each workshop will open with a lecture which will cover the salient points of writer’s craft. These will run around 30-45 minutes, with full participation by members. The idea is to create a free-flowing dialogue.

Following the instructional phase, we will critique one to two members’ stories, employing critical analysis based upon writer’s craft techniques. Hopefully the writer will come away with useful comments they can consider to improve their work.

Every member will critique other members’ stories through Google Docs, and by employing the Comments feature. This way each member will be able to see all the participants’ comments in one place.

Submission requirements

Every member will submit a story after their registration; details on how to do so after registration. The story must be under 5000 words, formatted in proper manuscript format. If you don’t know what that is, check here.

Any genre is acceptable. But I’m asking for no pornography, racist, conspiracy theory, or hate-mongering material.

One-on-one virtual consultation

Each participant will receive a one hour, one-on-one consultation with me, during which we will discuss their work, and any questions or concerns they may have. As always these will be conducted via Zoom. The consultation is not mandatory, and will be set up for a mutually convenient time.

How to register

Registrations are being taken through adultprograms@westgreylibrary.com. If you have further questions, you can contact me at lorina@fiveriverspublishing.com. .

The cost?

That’s the bonus: it’s FREE.

Look forward to working with you!

 

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