2017 Craft Development Series

January 2017 Craft Development Series Writing Resolution: Kicking Off the New Year on the Write Foot

Winston-Salem Writers is pleased to present our January craft development series – “2017 Writing Resolutions: Kicking the New Year Off on the Write Foot.” For three consecutive Saturdays – January 14th, 21st, and 28th , WSW will host three local literary talents in workshops open to the public. All workshops will be in the conference room of the Milton Rhodes Center, 10AM- 12NN. You may register for all three events or for individual sessions.

January 14th, Dr. Lee Zacharias will speak on the art of personal essay. Lee Zacharias is the author of a novel, Lessons, a book of short stories, Helping Muriel Make It through the Night, and a book of essays, The Only Sounds We Make. She has published numerous essays, short stories, and photographs and is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. In addition to writing workshops in fiction and nonfiction, she teaches courses in the structure of fiction and in the contemporary novel. She is the recipient of the 2001 College, 2002 University of North Carolina Board of Governors, and 2003 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Awards for teaching excellence.

January 21st, hear local New York Times Best Selling author Charlie Lovett share ideas on character development and setting description within the novel. Charlie Lovett is a former antiquarian bookseller, an avid book collector, and a member of The Grolier Club, the oldest and largest club for bibliophiles in North America. He is the author of The Bookman’s Tale, First Impressions, and The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge. In 2015, Lovett curated Alice Live!, a major exhibition of Lewis Carroll and Alice memorabilia at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, as well as wrote a new introduction for Penguin Classics’ 150th anniversary edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. He and his wife split their time between Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Kingham, Oxfordshire, in England. His newest work, “The Lost Book of the Grail” is due out in February 2017 and promises “mystery, history and a hidden treasure.”

January 28th, local English teacher extraordinaire (what writer did not have such an inspiration in their life) will guide attendees in the nitty gritty work of craft development when she presents ideas for richer, deeper work within critique groups. Pamela Henderson Kirkland is a member of the R. J. Reynolds Arts Magnet High School faculty. Ms. Kirkland currently teaches 9th grade seminar and British Literature at RJ Reynolds High School. She has recently completed her masters work in Transnational and Multicultural Literatures at East Carolina University, and plans to take a year off to write, breathe, sleep, and have a life before making the ludicrous decision to pursue her PhD. Poetry has been a constant companion since childhood, and she lives to write on real paper with real ink.

All sessions are free to Winston-Salem Writers members and $15 per session for non-members. (Pay at the event, cash or check.) Why not consider joining WSW? Annual membership is $36. For membership information seehttp://www.wswriters.org/membership . To reserve your place (seating is limited) email programs@wswriters.org . Be sure to include which sessions you plan to attend in your email.


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