online opportunities

Novel-Writing Course

Is writing a novel worth $1,000 to you? If so, this may be just the thing that will get you focused and enable you to persevere  with your long-anticipated book from idea to finished draft. This course, sponsored by ReedsyLearning and taught by Tom Bromley, begins July 17, 2023 and promises to guide you—with video

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Family History Workshop at FayLib 4 December 2021

Arkansas author and writing coach Marilyn H. Collins is offering a writing workshop at the Fayetteville Public Library on December 4, 2021, from 10 am until noon. This workshop, “Whose Story Will You Tell?” is targeted to non-professional writers who want to collect “remember-when” stories of the kind told at family gatherings. Participants will learn

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St. Louis Publishers Association Presents Jane Friedman Virtually

It’s all about marketing! St. Louis Publishers Association presents Jane Friedman virtually on July 17. She offers a workshop focused on two cornerstones for YOUR marketing endeavors with “Book Marketing Cornerstones: Your Author Website and Email Newsletter.” Although you’d rather be writing than hawking books, Jane Friedman tells how to reduce the stress and increase

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Weekend Writeaways at Home

Homebound writers may find this service of interest. The site Writeaways offers Zoom writing workshops set in foreign locales. The current one is in France. One coming up in July is in New Mexico. One in October will be in Italy. According to the sponsors, this Friday-Sunday format “combines plenty of writing time with just

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Jane Blunschi Speaks at Crystal Bridges on Character

Crystal Bridges features local author Jane Blunschi as she Explores Identity Through Character on November 11 at 5:30pm via Zoom. The evening of November 11, join fellow Arkansas writers and readers for a Zoom evening of topical discussion and creative writing while engaging with works of art from the Crystal Bridges collection. Local author Jane

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Three Virtual Events for Writers and Readers

2020 Virtual Conference for Readers and Writers Sponsor: Nimrod International Journal Date: Currently underway. Closing date: November 18, 2020 Cost: All panel discussions, craft talks/workshops, readings, and Q&As are free and open to the public, but donations are requested. One-on-One Critique Sessions range in price from $15-$25. Activities: virtual panel discussions, craft talks/writing workshops, Q&As,

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August Writing Workshop at Fayetteville Public Library Spawns New Writers

  The Fayetteville Public Library (AR) sponsored a virtual workshop “Writing for Fun and Publication.”  Instructor Nancy Hartney focused on the short short fiction with twelve participants perusing articles, works of short fiction, and receiving personal critiques on their submitted work during the month of August. “Most of the attendees identified themselves as beginners BUT

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Writer Conference, Oklahoma City, Labor Day Weekend

Three days of authors, speakers, master classes, pitch sesions, books, and more—September 4-6, 2020. An annual conference, WriterConf, offers the best of all things writing in Oklahoma City at the historic Skirvin Hotel. Best part:  YOU choose whether to attend IN-PERSON or VIRTUALLY.  Details of your options at  WriterCon 2020.

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Story Circle Network Offers Summer 2020 Online Classes

Since 1997, the Story Circle Network, a non-profit exclusively for women writers, has provided learning/writing opportunities in memoir, reminiscence, journaling, fiction, poetry, family stories, kitchen table stories, writing-as-healing, writing for personal growth and spiritual development, poetry, and other areas.  Story Circle teaches general writing skills, organization, and critical editing, as well as technical skills in book

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Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow Reopens

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs (AR) plans a reopening mid-May under Arkansas guidelines for this residential writers’ haven.   See (https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/covid-19-guidance-for-self-home-quarantine).  Workshops and gatherings are planned from June through the summer under Covid-19 safe guidelines. For registration information as well as last-minute adjustments/updates to the schedule refer to https://www.writerscolony.org/events.

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