Sunday, January 20, 2013

Starting your own writers group

For anyone who might be interested, I’m giving a talk at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library this next Saturday—January 26th, at 2:00 PM.  I’ll be doing the same thing at the Fairview Branch on Thursday, January 31, at 7:00 PM.  They’d love for you to register, but you could just show up, too.  Here’s the description, and the link.

How to Start a Writing Group
Branch: Beachwood - Meeting room
Type of Event: Classes
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
And keep it going smoothly!  Sarah Willis, founder of The East Side Writers -- in existence for 22 years -- will share her advice on starting and running a successful writing workshop.  You will learn how to bring together peers to discuss and improve your fiction, nonfiction, poetry or memoirs. We will cover how to critique helpfully, listen to feedback, and use suggestions, along with the nitty-gritty of how to find your peers, and when and where to meet.  This class will be helpful even if you are already in a writers' group.
Instructor Sarah Willis has published four novels.  Her first, Some Things That Stay, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, won a Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature in 2000, and was made into a movie in 2004.

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