Location, Date, and Time:Holiday Inn Express1006 Marco Drive(at NC55 and US1)Apex NC 27502Saturday, 16 February 20138:30 am to 3:30 pm
Instructors:Belea KeeneySherry MonahanAlice Osborn
Overview:Yearning to write? Looking for a kick-start for your creativity? Then this Creative Writing Class from the Apex Arts Council is for you! Whether you're working on fiction, non-fiction, prose or poetry, this class will help inspire you to write and help polish your work. The class fee of $75.00 includes lunch, and you will have ample opportunity to meet your teachers and fellow students in a relaxed setting. Come, get inspired. Join us to get your creative juices flowing in the new year!
• Registration Opens 8:00pm
• Class starts at 8:30am
• Class should wrap-up at 3:30 pm
Cost: $75.00 per person – for all ages
Register and pay conveniently online when you sign up below on our website, or bring your cheque or cash to the door the day of the class. All fees are non-refundable.
Author Belea T. Keeney will present "Settings: Beyond Time and Place," a hands-on fiction writing workshop focusing on setting and characterization and how those two elements can intersect. Learn to find just the right detail to evoke emotion in your reader, and how to let setting offer subtext to your prose. Her writing has appeared in Florida Horror: Dark Tales from the Sunshine State, The Beast Within, Sniplits, Boundoff, WordKnot, and many other anthologies. Out of Joint, her short story collection, was published in 2011 by JMS Books. She is an editor and works with a wide variety of writers and companies. More info is available at: www.BeleaTKeeney.com.
Author Sherry Monahan will give you "The Inside Scoop to Being a Non-fiction Author." Learn how to be a big fish in a little pond by networking with the right people. Learn what editors for both books and magazines want from their prospective authors. Get marketing tips, and hear about book signings. Sherry Monahan is the author of several books on the Victorian West, including Taste of Tombstone, Pikes Peak, The Wicked West: Boozers, Cruisers, Gamblers, and More, and Tombstone's Treasure: Silver Mines & Golden Saloons. Her next book will be released in the fall of 2013 by Globe Pequot Press and is called Mrs. Earp: Brides and Lovers of the Earp Brothers about all the women who called themselves Mrs. Wyatt Earp, Mrs. Virgil Earp, and all the other brothers.
Author and poet Alice Osborn will present "Poetry from the Inside Out." Are you scared of poetry? I bet you were not when you were a kid! In this workshop, we will make poetry joyful again to you by paying attention to our senses, to colors and to food. We will build our poems from the ground up by using classic and contemporary poems as inspiration. By the end of the workshop, you will have created at least three poems from Alice's road-tested prompts and will be geared up to write more after you return home. Alice's past educational and work experience is unusually varied, and it now feeds her work as a poet, as well as an editor, coach, and marketing consultant for writers. After the Steaming Stops is her most recent collection of poetry. Previous collections are Right Lane Ends and Unfinished Projects. Alice is also the editor of the short fiction anthology Tattoos (Main Street Rag, 2012). She has taught classes and writing workshops to hundreds of aspiring authors of nearly all ages (from 9 to 90), both in person and online. Alice lives in Raleigh with her husband, two children and three parakeets: Woodbird, Birdstein and Perry. Visit Alice's website at www.AliceOsborn.com.