Hampton Roads Writers 2020 TRAVELING PEN Series of Workshops




Each 2.5-hour workshop costs $10 for HRW members and $20 for non-members.  Please send your name, address, email, and phone number along with a note about which workshop you're registering for and payment (check or money order) to:

Hampton Roads Writers
P.O. Box 56228
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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CASH OR CHECK payment is possible at the door, but we'd appreciate an email from you ahead of time so we can assure a sufficient number of handouts for everyone. HRWriters@cox.net

Every workshop occurs at the Virginia Beach Tidewater Community College campus, in the Blackwater Building, Room CW-134. Check-in at 9:15 AM, workshop runs from 9:30 to Noon.

January 18, 2020--Writing Inspirational Devotions, presented by Beth Patch, writer/publisher/manager/Ppoducer at CBN.

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February 22, 2020--How to Make a Picture Book Trailer using Mac Programs You Already Own, presented by Sylvia Liu, author & illustrator.

Workshop Description:
In this hands-on workshop, we’ll cover (1) writing a script, (2) collecting images, (3) finding royalty-free music, and (4) putting it all together using two pre-installed Macintosh programs, Keynote and iMovie (with brief tutorials on using these programs).

It is highly recommended to come with an Apple laptop (MacBook, MacBook Air, etc) with Keynote and iMovie installed (available pre-installed if you bought your Mac new, or available for free at the App Store).

If you have a picture book you want to make a trailer for, bring scans or JPGs of spreads and images you'd like to use. For those interested in advanced animation, if you have Photoshop skills (or your illustrator does), bring images of the background separate from your characters with no text.

Presenter Bio:
Sylvia Liu is a middle grade and picture book author. Her middle grade novel, MANATEE'S BEST FRIEND, is forthcoming from Scholastic, Spring 2021, and her picture book, A MORNING WITH GRANDPA, illustrated by Christina Forshay (Lee & Low Books 2016) was a New Voices Award winner. She co-founded the kid lit resource website Kidlit411, named by Writer's Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers three years in a row. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, two daughters, and hypo-allergenic cat.


March 21, 2020

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April 18, 2020--Publishing an Audiobook, presented by Author, Malcom Massey.

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Are you ready to publish your book on audio?
The market for audiobooks is huge, and growing daily! Learn the critical steps to success, including costs, preparing your manuscript, narration options, contract rights overview, and more from an HRW member author who has successfully navigated this process. Accessing audiobook markets of Audible, Amazon, and iTunes, among others, will be discussed.

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May 16, 2020--Improv for Writers, presented by writer and performer, Rick Eley.

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Did you know that Improv comedy and fiction writing share many core principles? Each creatively builds a story within a narrative framework, and both face many of the same literary challenges.
This workshop explores how to use the techniques of Improv to create scenes, characters, dialog, and stories every author needs. You'll learn what indispensable principles drive both Improv and written scenes, discover what's needed and unneeded to form believable characters, understand how heightening works, find out how to go from A to C, and learn what drives the real action in any scene. Take home new skills allowing you to dupe friends and family into doing your creative work! Plus, you'll enjoy it, so come out and join us for all the fun!

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June 20, 2020COMING SOON

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July 18, 2020coming soon

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Aug 15, 2020 coming soon


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October 17, 2020coming soon

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November 14, 2020 -- coming soon

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