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Date: October 5th, 2017
Time:> 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contact: Dr. Milinda Stephenson
FSU Panama City - Bland Conference Center
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, FL 32405
Lisa Wingate, author of the New York Times best-seller “Before We Were Yours,” will share the true story that inspired her novel at FSU Panama City’s Fall Festival of Readers and Writers 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Thursday, Oct. 5, at FSU Panama City’s Bland Conference Center.
In addition to serving as keynote speaker during lunch, Wingate will open her writer’s tool kit during an afternoon session on “Story 101” to share the secrets learned from a 20-year career in the publishing industry. Whether your goal is to write for fun or for profit, preserve your personal history or find creative ways to share your family stories, this hour of tips and Q&A is for you.
Also presenting will be novel-to-film authors Robert Cvornyek and Corinda Marsh. Cvornyek, who edited Baseball Hall of Fame’s Effa Manley’s autobiography, will present “Knocked Out of Time: Contested Identities and Historical Fiction,” and Marsh, author of “Holocaust in the Homeland,” will present “Finding Your Voice: Becoming a Writer.”
Romantic suspense writer Kathy Holzapfel, who writes under the pseudonyms Cate Noble and Lauren Bach, will explore the building blocks of an effective story in “Writing an Effective Scene.”
General registration is $30. Registration for senior citizens (55+) is $25, and FSU students with a valid FSU ID is $5. Lunch is included with registration.
Students: Do you love stories—writing them, watching them, dreaming them up? Have you written poems you’ve never shown anyone? Does the thought of reading a new book excite you more than just about anything else? Then these half-day camp are for you. Pick either the morning or afternoon session; these camps are perfect for mixing and matching with Alabama School of Fine Arts’ other half-day camps this week! In either session, ASFA’s award-winning Creative Writing faculty will introduce rising 6 – 12th grade students to the fundamentals of poetry and prose, offer generative prompts and provide constructive feedback. Other sessions include spoken word/slam poetry and filmmaking. Tuition includes a writing journal, an anthology of work created during the week, and a daily snack.
Chair, Creative Writing Department
Alabama School of Fine Arts
1800 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35203
205.252.9241 x 2276
Poets Tina Mozelle Braziel and Alicia Clavell conduct a poetry workshop for adults ages 18 and up at the main branch of the Birmingham Public Library. The workshop meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the 1st floor conference room. No registration is necessary. All levels of experience are welcomed in this supportive literary environment. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Tina Mozelle Braziel, a graduate of the University of Oregon MFA program in poetry, directs the Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her poetry has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Main Street Rag, Appalachian Heritage, The MacGuffin, and other journals. Her chapbook, Rooted by Thirst, is forthcoming from Porkbelly Press. She and her husband, novelist James Braziel, live and write in a glass cabin that they are building on Hydrangea Ridge.
Alicia K. Clavell is founder, editor, and publisher of Southern Women’s Review (www.SouthernWomensReview.com), an on-line and limited edition print journal. Clavell has been writing about life and style in the South for almost two decades—whether in the pages of Southern Living magazine or in her book by Rockport/Quarry press, Southern Kitchens and Dining Spaces. She is also a former Hackney Literary Award winner and a two-time winner of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Barkesdale-Maynard Poetry Prize. Clavell currently serves as an instructor and freelance writer/consultant for magazines and on-line venues.
For more information, contact Haruyo Miyagawa, Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place Birmingham AL 35203-2974, 205-226-3670, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Highlights Foundation offers workshops for children’s writers year round. See website for specific workshops & dates. http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/upcoming-workshops/
Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility located at 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168. ACA organizes many programs for artists of all ages and professional levels. See website for more information.