Writers

Imagination is the most valuable asset of the Writers’ Studio. As J.K. Rowling said, “We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” The Writers’ Studio teaches, inspires, and shares with our members, each of us growing stronger in the craft of writing and by “using our power to imagine better,” perhaps, changing the world around us.

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The Writers’ Studio provides first-rate classes and instruction that enable writers to improve their skills or professional development.

We have designed a curriculum around four types of offerings: Writing Essentials classes, an Author Series, a Production Series, and Roundtable Discussions.

Writing Essentials will be offered each month and include topics critical to mastering the craft or business of writing. Upcoming Writing Essentials classes include the following:

Mastering the Craft

The Written Image: Blending Poetry with the Visual Image with Shin Yu Pai

Shaping Your Memoir,

Getting to the Heart of Your Story,

Suzanne Selfors’ Writing the Middle Grade Novel,

Writing Sports Columns: Express Yourself.

Business of Writing

Writing and Pitching to Market,

A Step-by-step Guide to Self Publishing,

Build an Author Marketing Plan.

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The Writers’ Studio at BARN will also present special events and an Authors Series.  An exciting Authors Series offering will be Advanced Fiction Writing, a class taught by Robert Dugoni, bestselling author of thriller novels, such as the Detective Tracy Crosswhite books.

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In our Production Series, you can expect to complete a project during the class. Recently, Warren Read, writer, educator, and published author, guided a class through the development of The Short Story.

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Writers’ Roundtables take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Beginning with June’s Roundtable, non-members will pay a $5 fee. Register for June’s Roundtable, Nature Writing, and July’s Roundtable-in-lieu, Salon.

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Consult the Writers’ Studio calendar and the links to the left for information on Open Studio, Time2Write, and Roundtable Discussions. If you are a new member of the Writers’ Studio, please contact Gail Richmond at g.richmond@att.net.

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