Friday Januray 17, 6:30-8:30pm
If being part of a writing community has crossed your mind, stop by the Library for a bite to eat, great writing resources, fun mixers, and a chance to connect with other writers in a casual environment. The Writers Connection is the 3rd in a 7 part series, Write@Wright. Registration Requested. Walk-ins Welcome.
Fred Marion -Sat., February 8, 2-3:30 p.m.
You want to write. You have an idea for a book, or yearn to tell your own story. Maybe you've started writing but feel like you're getting nowhere. Maybe you're paralyzed by the blank page or screen. If that sounds familiar, you're not alone. Join Fredrick Marion for this afternoon workshop where you'll learn how to get past the most common roadblocks that stop writers from actually writing and hear the brutal truth about Marion's own journey from a repressed writer to a dedicated writer, one with a novel, an agent, and a promising future.
Fredrick Marion earned an English degree with an emphasis on creative writing from Wright State University. He currently writes middle grade fantasy inspired by his literary hero, Roald Dahl, and runs DaytonLit.com, a website that promotes literary events in and around Dayton. Learn more about him at FredrickMarion.com
The Art of Editing, workshop with Sharon Short - Sat., March 14, 2-3:30 p.m.
In most good books, the characters are three dimensional, the plot or subject is intriguing, and the story seems to unfold intuitively. This doesn’t happen by accident, and it rarely happens in a writer’s first draft. The hard work of editing and rewriting can take your novel, story, or memoir from just okay to amazing. Learn the ins and outs of editing, from minor tune ups to major structural or character changes and how to tell which is required for your work. Successful writer, Sharon Short, will help you look at your own work with a critical eye that will improve your writing and increase your chances of working with a traditional publisher.
Sharon Short writes short fiction and personal essays and is the author of several novels, including My One Square Inch of Alaska. As Jess Montgomery, she also write historical mysteries published by Minotaur Books. The first novel in the Kinship Historical Mystery series, THE WIDOWS, is set in 1920s Appalachia and is inspired by Ohio's true first female sheriff. Her next book THE HOLLOWS will be released January 14, 2020. Learn more at sharonshort.com and jessmontgomeryauthor.com
Elements of a Scene, workshop with Meredith Doench - Sat., April 18, 2-3:30 p.m.
Scenes are dramatized moments that engage characters or speakers in action and dialogue. It is one of the essential building blocks of prose writing and can be vital to plot development. Used by both fiction and creative nonfiction writers, scenes pull readers into the work and help them to "see" the characters and the world the writer has developed. This workshop will focus on the important elements needed to write a strong scene and will provide some tips on how to make scenes in your own writing stand out. Come ready to write a scene or two!