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 […]

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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Writing about Religion at Dairy Hollow March 15, 2020

The topic of religion and its importance in and to current affairs have finally been recognized by the news media.

Writing about religion, however, can present certain landmines.

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is presenting a workshop instructed by Ruth Nasrullah that will explore how to do what scholar and writer Peter Manseau calls […]

Useful Writing Advice from Ann Bauer

By Gloria Williams Tran

“Make Your Story Matter” was the topic of the two-session workshop that author Ann Bauer presented at the Fayetteville Public Library on January 23 and 30. The participants ranged in age from twenty-somethings to retirees and included both genders. Bauer commented that it was unusual to have such a variety of […]

TRUE LIT FESTIVAL 2019

The Fayetteville Library’s seventh annual True Lit Festival 2019 got underway on Sunday, October 20 with Melanie Benjamin’s talk, “Shining a Light on the Past.”

The Festival will run through Sunday, October 27.

In addition to the events held at the library, school visits take workshops and talks to local students in grades 4 to […]

Planning the Cozy Mystery

A few of the hundreds of cozy mysteries that enjoy wide popularity.

If you’re a fan of the cozy mystery, it may be that you’ve thought of trying your own hand at writing one.

Your chance to shake out your ideas is a two-session OLLI course, Planning the Cozy Mystery, which meets from […]

Up-Coming OLLI Workshops for Writers

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, better known as OLLI, has several workshops for writers coming up in April, May, and June. Check out their catalog here.

 

Writing family history – OLLI 2019

“Bring Family History to Life” Learn to use family journals, letters, anecdotes, photographs, and all those boxes of memorabilia to bring your family history to life. Weave the humor, wisdom, life-long passions, and dreams to keep relevant the interconnecting people of each generation. Include the quirky sayings, jokes, and amazing stories so they don’t fade […]

OLLI Offers Classes for Writers 2019

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas has published the 2019 catalog of courses, available online here.

Among the variety of courses on numerous topics are five designed especially for writers:

Bring Family History to Life—April 15, 2019 By Hand: Making Your Own Greeting Cards and Envelopes—June 5, 2019 Memoir with a […]

Thursday, November 29, 2018 OWFI Online Workshop

Darcy S. Pattison

Darcy S. Pattison, author of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature, will present the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc. November virtual workshop tomorrow beginning at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time

The topic is Building Strong Characters. Starting with a character’s backstory and emotional arc, participants will learn to build a stronger character by […]