Workshops

RESERVE YOUR SPOT! On Saturday, Saturday, May 7th and Saturday May 14th, Winston-Salem Writers is excited to bring back two of our January workshop instructors for two more workshops via Zoom. These workshops are $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Participation for each workshop is limited to the first 40 registrants. Registration for each workshop is open below.

 

Non-member registrants will have the option to join WSW at check-out to receive the member discount.*

 

Art-I-Fact:  Shaping the Raw Material of Family History

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Workshop: 10:00am-NOON (EST)

Presented by Rebecca McClanahan

Cost:

Members:         $15

Nonmembers:  $25

Deadline to register: May 5

Whether you’ve inherited boxes of letters, photos, and artifacts, or only a few stories passed down to you, this multi-genre workshop provides tools for shaping the raw material of family history into engaging and artful texts. Drawing on her experience publishing poems, essays, and memoirs rooted in family and ancestral history, Rebecca introduces basic principles and techniques and leads discussions of model poems by Hart Crane, Natasha Trethewey, and Marilyn Nelson and memoir excerpts by John Edgar Wideman and Judith Kitchen, among other literary works. 

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Rebecca McClanahan’s eleventh book is In the Key of New York City: A Memoir in Essays. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, and in anthologies published by Simon & Schuster, Beacon, Norton, and Bedford/St. Martin. Her book Word Painting, which has sold more than 50,000 copies, is used as a text in numerous writing programs. Recipient of two Pushcart prizes and the Glasgow Award in Nonfiction, McClanahan teaches in the MFA programs of Rainier Writing Workshop and Queens University. 

Deadline to register: May 5
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Non-Members Register Below:
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Whitney Scharer holds a BA in English Literature from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her short fiction, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications including Vogue, The Telegraph, The Tatler, and Bellevue Literary Review. Her first novel, The Age of Light, was a Boston Globe and IndieNext bestseller and named one of the best books of 2019 by Parade, Glamour Magazine, Real Simple, Refinery 29, Booklist and Yahoo.  Whitney is the recipient of a 2020 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Fellowship in Fiction. She lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, MA, where she is at work on her second novel.

 

 

Making the Transition from Writer to Author

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Workshop: 10:00am-NOON (EST)

Presented by Whitney Scharer

Cost:

Members:         $15

Nonmembers:  $25

Deadline to register: May 12.

Congratulations—you've completed your manuscript!  Now what? Perhaps you're ready to send your work to an agent, but you don't know where to begin with queries. Or perhaps you've just sold your first book but are looking for advice on what comes next in the publication process. Whitney Scharer will talk about her experiences and answer questions about prepping your manuscript, querying agents, working with an agent vs. working with an editor, and what to do once you get the book deal and your book is out in the world. Please feel free to submit questions in advance to programs@wswriters.org

Deadline to register: May 12
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Non-Members Register Below:
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