Write On! Fall Workshops 2013
Seating is limited, please register in advance for the workshops. Workshops without a significant number of participants will be cancelled and you will be reimbursed. There will be no reimbursements if you drop out of aworkshop once it is in session.
Write A Novel – Online Workshop, Mondays (Lecture Available 24 hours)
Oct. 15, 2013 to Dec. 2, 2013
Enjoy a writing workshop from the convenience of your own home! Get the help you need to begin, revise or complete your novel from a professional editor and published author. Writing a novel requires a solid understanding of all the tools that a fiction writer must use to hold a reader’s interest. In this course, you will learn the basics of plot, characterization, point of view, voice, theme, dialogue, pacing and exposition. The instructor will provide individual critique on each’s writer’s work over the couse of eight online sessions, which will include phone and e-mail communications. Two sessions will be conducted onsite at 270 W. 96th Street in Manhattan, the dates will be set by the participants with the best efforts to accommodate the group’s schedule. Sessions: 8. Registration Fee: $200. Instructor: Anita Diggs. The first online session will begin Monday, October 14, 2013.
Online Lecture Dates: 10/15, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2.
Anita Diggs is the author of three novels: A Mighty Love, A Meeting in the Ladies Room and The Other Side of the Game. She has worked as a Senior Editor for Random House, Time Warner Trade Publishing and Thunder’s Mouth Press. Ms. Diggs has lectured across the country on the topics of novel writing, book proposal development and how to get a literary agent. The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, C-Span, The New York Daily News have interviewed her. Columbia Journalism Review placed Ms. Diggs on their “The Shapers” list for the year 2000. The Shapers is a list of prominent New Yorkers who shape the national media agenda.
REGISTER FOR NOVEL WRITING:
Memoir Writing: Telling the World Your Story
- Wednesdays, October 9 – Dec. 4, 2013, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm*
Do you have a story to tell the world? This eight-week workshop is for anyone interested in writing everything from autobiographies to the intimately personal memoir. Research, interviews and soul searching are some of the ingredients that make-up the journey of a good memoir or biography. You will be guided in the process of crafting a well-told story that resonates with readers. Get you started on the first draft of your memoir, create an outline for your book or revise previously written work in a nurturing environment. The instructor will provide guidance and professional critique to assist you in reaching your personal writing goals.
Sessions: 8. Registration Fee: $200. Instructor: Michel Marriot. There will be no classes on 11/27 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23. 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4.
Michel Marriott: For much of the last 20 years, Michel Marriott had been a staff writer at The New York Times. He has covered numerous beats, including New York’s City Hall, national education, urban poverty and drug abuse, as well the racial and ethnic conflagrations of the Los Angeles and Miami riots. Beginning in 1998, Michel began to write exclusively about high-technology for the newspaper’s weekly Tech section, Circuits, and continues – as a contract writer — to write about the impact of consumer electronics on American culture.
REGISTER FOR MEMOIR WRITING:
Books to Screen: Realizing the Vision Workshop with Tananarive Due at the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2012, 3 pm-4:30 pm, Room: TBA,
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (Dekalb & Flatbush Avenues)
Books to Screen: Realizing the Vision Workshop: Award-winning author Tananarive Due will share her recent journey in adapting a novel into a screenplay to produce her first short film. Be the first to preview Ms. Due’s Danger Word, a short horror film directed by Luchina Fisher and adapted for the screen by Ms. Due and her husband/writing partner Steven Barnes. The workshop is open to all and will be done in a lecture demonstration style so writers and filmmakers can learn the process of turning a short or long fiction manuscript into a screenplay. Ms. Due will discuss everything from raising funds for an independent film project to the challenges of translating a literary work for a visual audience. For more information visit www.reelsisters.org.
Seating is limited, Register in advance! Early bird and group discounts available. For information call:212-865-2982.
Registration: $35 ($25 before Sept. 13, 2013).