TRAVELING PEN Series:  7 Workshops; 7 Cities; 7 Months

 

$15.00 non-member/ $12.00 member * Pay for all 7 in advance:  $75.00 non-member/ $50.00 member *



LAST WORKSHOP IN THE 2009 TRAVELLING PEN SERIES


OCTOBER – KIM NORMAN - SUFFOLK          

Thursday October 29, 2009  6:00PM – 8:00PM               So You'd Like to Write a Children's Book

$15.00 non-member/ $12.00 member * Pay for all 7 in advance:  $75.00 non-member/ $50.00 member *


VENUE ADDRESS:  Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts -- 110 W. Finney Ave., Downtown Suffolk • Administrative Offices: 923-0003

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  In children's publishing, success stories needn't be fairytales.  Children's book editors, even at large publishing houses, DO buy books from unknown writers, and they DO read manuscripts from unagented authors.  Kim Norman has sold 4 books to major children's book publishers and is now represented by one of the top-selling children's book agencies in the U.S. In this workshop, she addresses how to write a saleable manuscript, and
how to research markets to find editors and agents interested in YOUR book.



*Please make payments to HRW, with Traveling Pen in memo.  Each venue offers a different seating capacity creating limited seating.  To reserve your seat please mail your payment to: HRW   3333-24 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452   Attn:  Traveling Pen

 

 

 

 

APRIL – CHRISTY BARRITT – CHESAPEAKE 

Thursday, April 9, 6:30PM - 8:30PM                               10 Common Mistakes of Fiction Writers

            Chesapeake Central Library

$15.00 non-member/ $12.00 member * Pay for all 7 in advance:  $75.00 non-member/ $50.00 member *

LIBRARY ADDRESS:   Chesapeake Public Library  298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA  23322
Phone 757-382-6579

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  Having trouble with your novel?  Novelist Christy Barritt will show you some basic problems many novels encounter.  This workshop will cover a broad range of issues and will help both beginning and seasoned novelists identify areas of weakness in their manuscripts.  Laced with examples and hands-on exercises, participants will walk away with the steps they need to get their work-in-progress on an agent or editor’s desk.

 

MAY – Virginia O'Keefe – VIRGINIA BEACH

Saturday, May 9, 12:00PM - 2:00PM                               Experiencing Poetry         

            Princess Anne Library

$15.00 non-member/ $12.00 member * Pay for all 7 in advance:  $75.00 non-member/ $50.00 member *

 

LIBRARY ADDRESS:  Princess Anne Library, 1444 Nimmo Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 385-2610

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  A tried and true interactive workshop used in schools to teach and expand creativity.  Be prepared to write poetry in groups as well as individually.  Instruction will also include the various processes and forms of poetry including performance

 

JUNE – LARRY ELLIOTT - NORFOLK

 Wednesday, June 3, 6:00PM - 8:00PM                           Grammar-Crackers

            Larchmont Branch Library, Norfolk

$15.00 non-member/ $12.00 member* Pay for all 7 in advance:  $75.00 non-member/ $50.00 member *

 

LIBRARY ADDRESS:  Larchmont Branch, 6525 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23508
Phone 757-441-5335

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  Memorable review of Edited American English (EAE) grammar with a mature and humorous twist:  Perhaps it is time you worked the funny kinks out of your language skills?   Never forget the 8 parts of speech again, using only 4 words you will get a clear understanding of how word order and punctuation dictate meaning, and why it’s important to write in EAE, if only to break its rules more creatively.  Many more effective tips and memorable short cuts! 


JULY – Ann Davis - HAMPTON

Thursday, July 2, 6:30PM - 8:30PM                    Fiction Research:  Deciphering What is True and What is Bias

            Northampton Public Library

$15.00 non-member/ $12.00 member * Pay for all 7 in advance:  $75.00 non-member/ $50.00 member *

 

LIBRARY ADDRESS:  Northampton Branch Library, 936 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton, VA 23666
Phone 757-825-4558

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:    Tips for doing research, where to find what you need and doing interviews.  Local historical fiction writer will share first-hand experience as she walks you through archives and reconstructs the past. 

 

AUGUST – Pete Freas – NEWPORT NEWS

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 9:30AM – 11:30AM                     Chapbooks – The Gateway to the Rest of Your Poetry

            Virgil I. Grissom Library

$15.00 non-member/ $12.00 member * Pay for all 7 in advance:  $75.00 non-member/ $50.00 member *

 

LIBRARY ADDRESS:  Virgil I. Grissom Library, 366 DeShazor Dr., Newport News, VA 23608
Phone 757-369-3190

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  Why not bring your work to life? If you have a collection of ballads, poems, popular tales or tracts quietly tucked away somewhere in notebooks and folders, collecting dust, it’s time you resurrect them in a chapbook. It's easy, it's quick, it's inexpensive. Pete Freas, author of 3 chapbooks of his own and publisher of commercial books, will show you how to take your creativity to the next level with publication of your own small book, and open a whole new realm of possibilities.

 

SEPTEMBER – ANNE MEEK - PORTSMOUTH

Saturday, Sept 5, 2009   10:30AM – 12:30PM               Memoirs - For Publication or Posterity

            Portsmouth Main Library

$15.00 non-member/ $12.00 member * Pay for all 7 in advance:  $75.00 non-member/ $50.00 member *

 

LIBRARY ADDRESS:  Portsmouth Main Library, 604 Court St., Portsmouth, VA  23704
Phone 757-393-8365

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  For this workshop, bring your memoir, journal, outlines, notes—whatever you have—and share ideas with others. Memoirs of all kinds are important today, whether for a mass market or for your family. Find out about publication possibilities and standards for publishing, as well as cautions if you choose to self-publish. You’ll receive helpful ideas and information in a supportive, even enthusiastic atmosphere!

 

OCTOBER – KIM NORMAN - SUFFOLK          

Thursday October 29, 2009  6:00PM – 8:00PM               So You'd Like to Write a Children's Book

$15.00 non-member/ $12.00 member * Pay for all 7 in advance:  $75.00 non-member/ $50.00 member *


VENUE ADDRESS:  Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts -- 110 W. Finney Ave., Downtown Suffolk • Administrative Offices: 923-0003

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  In children's publishing, success stories needn't be fairytales.  Children's book editors, even at large publishing houses, DO buy books from unknown writers, and they DO read manuscripts from unagented authors.  Kim Norman has sold 4 books to major children's book publishers and is now represented by one of the top-selling children's book agencies in the U.S. In this workshop, she addresses how to write a saleable manuscript, and
how to research markets to find editors and agents interested in YOUR book.



*Please make payments to HRW, with Traveling Pen in memo.  Each venue offers a different seating capacity creating limited seating.  To reserve your seat please mail your payment to: HRW   3333-24 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452   Attn:  Traveling Pen

 

 

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