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.  

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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… Continue reading Writing family history – OLLI 2019

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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… Continue reading OLLI Offers Classes for Writers 2019

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 OWFI Online Workshop

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 considering the character’s description, dialogue, body language,… Continue reading Thursday, November 29, 2018 OWFI Online Workshop

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Poet Ebony Stewart at Fayetteville Library April 7, 2018

April is National Poetry Month and the Fayetteville Public Library is celebrating by welcoming performance artist and acclaimed slam poet Ebony Stewart on Saturday, April 7 at 1 pm.  She is the only female three-time Slam Champion and is the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. At 2:30 pm, Stewart will teach a poetry workshop called “Get… Continue reading Poet Ebony Stewart at Fayetteville Library April 7, 2018

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Turning Life Experiences into Fiction April 13

Registration is now open for the April 13 workshop offered by local novelist Velda Brotherton at the Fayetteville Public Library in the Ann Henry Board Room from 2 to 4 p.m. Called “Turning Life Experiences into Exciting Fiction,” the workshop draws from Brotherton’s 20-year career in the four-county Boston Mountain area interviewing residents, taking photographs,… Continue reading Turning Life Experiences into Fiction April 13

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Limited registration for free 2018 workshop in honor of Dusty Richards

Thirty-three years ago, in 1985, writers Dusty Richards and Velda Brotherton founded Northwest Arkansas Writers Workshop. The Workshop’s free writers’ conference got started about twelve years ago and will take place this year on March 10. Sadly, Dusty won’t be there in person, but he will be in spirit. Already scheduled before the fatal December… Continue reading Limited registration for free 2018 workshop in honor of Dusty Richards

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Writing the Short Story: A Workshop, Nov. 4, Village Writing School, Rogers

Nancy Hartney, author of two collections of short stories, will offer a three-hour workshop on the five essential steps of short-story writing. As any writer knows who tried writing both, writing a short story differs from writing a novel. Hartney will offer concrete tips for dealing with techniques specific to the shorter form. Further details… Continue reading Writing the Short Story: A Workshop, Nov. 4, Village Writing School, Rogers

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2017 Fearless Writing Workshop Sunday, October 8

Lake Writers & Poets present “An Afternoon with Crescent Dragonwagon: a fearless writing™ exploration” in Northwest Arkansas on October 8, 2017, at the Artist Retreat Center (ARC) in Bella Vista, Arkansas. ARC, “where creativity comes to breathe”, is a beautiful, welcoming space, home to a variety of arts-related classes, courses, workshops, events, and retreats. This… Continue reading 2017 Fearless Writing Workshop Sunday, October 8

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