Upcoming Adult Writing Workshops

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The Joys of Travel Writing

January 18, 2020

Host: Thomas Swick, feature writer and veteran travel editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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 of view, imagination, continuity, people, and reflections to create evocative and entertaining stories that capture their experience and the spirit of a place.

Place: 1914 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $45

All skill levels welcome!

Let’s Start at the Beginning: Novel Openings

February 1, 2020

Host: Susan Conley, teacher and award-winning author

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 larger questions in their work and make a plan for moving forward in a structured way.

Place: 1914 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $45

All skill levels welcome!

Screenwriting: How To Write a Short Film

February 15, 2020

Host: Xaque Gruber, writer, director and the first Vero Beach filmmaker to be accepted to the Cannes Film Festival

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 same rules as feature length films. Using video examples, Gruber will teach participants how to craft a powerful narrative short film, comedy or drama, using real life as inspiration or by brainstorming new ideas.

Place: 1914 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $45

All skill levels welcome!

Memoir: The Stories Our Stuff Tells

February 22, 2020

Host: Suzanne Fox, writer, teacher, book consultant, co-founder and publisher of Stories of You Books

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 and loved ones now gone. Artists, writers, memoirists and recorders of family history will find inspiration in this unique, interactive workshop.

Place: 1914 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $45

All skill levels welcome!

The Craft of Historical Fiction: Five Essential Elements

March 14, 2020

Host: Charles Todd, award-winning, New York Times best selling author

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, accurate, true-to-period setting and how to plot a winning page-turner.

Place: 1914 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $45

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Poetry: Finding Your Voice

April 4, 2020

Host: Steve Bradbury, poet, translator, veteran editor and teacher in colleges, here and abroad

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 will demonstrate ways to polish a poem and bring it alive through word choice and cadence. Participants are invited to submit a short poem for review.

Place: 1914 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $45

All skill levels welcome!

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Register Now and Pay at Event

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