The Joys of Travel Writing (Adult Writing Workshop) Thomas Swick, feature writer and veteran travel editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel January 18, 2020 Swick will break down travel writing into three parts: research before a trip; observation and participation on site; and writing when home. Participants will learn how to use personal voice, point
Upcoming Adult Workshops
Let’s Start at the Beginning: Novel Openings (Adult Writing Workshop) Susan Conley, teacher and award-winning author February 1, 2020 Conley will help participants mine their life experiences to write incisive, cinematic scenes that hook the reader. With innovative writing prompts, she will demonstrate ways to jump-start or re-imagine a character’s development and motivations, investigate the
Screenwriting: How To Write a Short Film (Adult Writing Workshop) Xaque Gruber, writer, director and the first Vero Beach filmmaker to be accepted to the Cannes Film Festival February 15, 2020 Short films (under 20 minutes) are more popular than ever and easier to make than a feature! But they don’t always play by the
The Joys of Travel Writing (Adult Writing Workshop) Suzanne Fox, writer, teacher, book consultant, co-founder and publisher of Stories of You Books February 22, 2020 Fox will use dialogue, handouts and brief writing exercises to explore the way our possessions, past and present, spark memories and tell vivid life stories about our tastes, interests, values
The Craft of Historical Fiction: Five Essential Elements (Adult Writing Workshop) Charles Todd, award-winning, New York Times best selling author March 14, 2020 In this interactive workshop, Todd will first define what Historical Fiction is and is not, then delve into the five core elements this challenging genre demands: research, culture, character development and authentic dialogue,
Poetry: Finding Your Voice (Adult Writing Workshop) Steve Bradbury, poet, translator, veteran editor and teacher in colleges, here and abroad April 4, 2020 Poetry is a marriage of sound and sense, and reading aloud can be a powerful device for refining verse and finding one’s voice: one’s style and persona. In this lively, informal workshop Bradbury
Past Adult Workshops
Speaker: Donald Morrill
Speaker: Heather Whitaker
Speaker: Xaque Gruber
Speaker: Suzanne Fox
Speaker: Erik Deckers
Speaker: Davis Bunn
November 14 - 16, 2018
Featuring Renowned Author Mary Morris
Mountain Lake Colony, Lake Wales, FL
Alice Friman’s fifth full-length collection of poetry is Vinculum, LSU Press, for which she won the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry. She is a recipient of a 2012 Pushcart Prize and is included in The Best American Poetry 2009.
Suzanne Fox is a published author in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. A gifted, passionate, and inspiring speaker, she is a partner at publisher and custom anthology creator Stories of You Books and the founder/editor of Society Nineteen, a digital journal celebrating the 19th century and the gifted contemporary authors that write about it.
Mastering Creative Nonfiction: Focus, theme, characters, point of view and more.