Steve Berry Workshop at Books in Bloom

Steve Berry, author of historical thrillers, will be a featured author at Books in Bloom, the annual literary festival in Eureka Springs. This year the festival will take place on Sunday, May 16 from noon to 5 pm, at the Crescent Hotel. Berry’s books include The Amber Room, The Paris Vendetta, and The Romanov Prophesy.

Berry will present a day-long writer’s workshop at the Grand View Hotel on the public square in Berryville, Arkansas, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Berry is donating his services and expenses. All profits from the workshop will benefit the Carroll County Historical Society.

Participants will learn the secrets to successful writing, including the “Four ‘C’s” of story structure, how to establish point of view, and how to create effective dialogue. The afternoon sessions will cover ‘The Business of Writing,’ addressing the demands of promotion.  Elizabeth Berry, who serves as literary agent for her husband, will also speak.

The cost of the all-day workshop is $85. Early registration (before April 15) is $75. The fee includes luncheon and a tour of the Carroll County Historical Museum, which is also located on the town square in Berryville.

A limited number of luncheon-only tickets are available for those who would like to hear the author talk, but don’t have time for the entire workshop. Luncheon tickets are $15 per person, and participants can choose from chicken salad or quiche. For an additional $10, diners can sit at the author’s table.

To learn more about the workshop, please visit www.BooksinBloom.org and click on ‘Steve Berry’s Writer’s Workshop’ in the right-hand corner. You may also register by calling 870 423-5300.

By Maeve Maddox

Maeve Maddox writes about popular culture, English usage, and education. Her most recent books are WORD RAGE, a guide to peaceful coexistence as American English-speakers, and THE FABERGE FLUTE, a cozy mystery set in 1980s London.

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