Come Write With Us: A Course to Jumpstart Your Book Project - Workshop One

When: 
Jun 23 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: 
Columbus Public Library, 223 W. James Street, Columbus WI

Come Write With Us! A 3-Part Course to Jumpstart your Book Project with Valerie Biel     

Workshop One: Tuesday, June 23 5:30-7:30 or Friday, June 26 10 am - noon                                                                         

Workshop Two: Tuesday, July 21 5:30-7:30 or Friday, July 24 10 am - noon

Workshop Three: Tuesday, August 25 5:30-7:30 pm or Friday, August 28 10 am - noon      

In two-hour classes on three separate evenings or afternoons, author and writing educator Valerie Biel will guide writers of all skill levels through a discussion on writing topics, idea generation, and story marketability before delving into the main elements of good storytelling, basics of plotting, character development, effective dialogue writing, editing and more. There will be time in each session for questions and fun, short writing exercises. These classes will focus on novel-length fiction, memoir, or narrative nonfiction for either children or adult audiences. Picture book authors are welcome and will benefit from much of the course as well. 

Attendees should be sure to bring paper/pen or a laptop for notes and writing exercises. Workshop packets will be handed out at each session. Extra packets will be available at the library if anyone has to miss a session.

Sessions are tentatively planned to take place outdoors, weather permitting. Please check the library facebook page or website for details closer to the date of the event.