Traveling Pen Series

Jan 21, 2023–TPS Workshop–Preserving a Daily Poetry Practice in a Frenzied World, presented by Charlotte Matthews

By Lauran Strait / November 14, 2022 / 0 Comments

For poets, the act of writing embodies the act of falling by engendering a wider, albeit riskier, realm. How can we preserve our spot in this riskier realm and still live, still engage, in the “real” world? Workshop participants will receive practical tips for writing every single day even when life spins feverishly. Together, we […]

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Feb 18, 2023–TPS workshop–Revealing Character Through Dialogue: Secrets, Lies, and Innermost Thoughts, presented by Amy Bernstein

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You’ve plotted your novel, mapped your main character’s arc of change, and set your story in motion. Now for the hardest part of all: Figuring out what all these people should say to one another—and to themselves. The writer and poet Elizabeth Bowen once said, “Dialogue is what characters do to each another.” We’ll examine […]

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March 18, 2023–TPS Workshop–Submitting Your Work to Magazines and Journals, presented by Arthur Klepchukov

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Perhaps you’ve written a few stories, poems or essays and want to know where and how to submit your work for publication. What’s the best draft to send? How do you choose among the deluge of submission opportunities? How do you make sense of submission guidelines? Learn what tools and resources exist to help you on your journey to […]

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April 15, 2023–TPW Workshop–Writing Your Novel In Seven Drafts, presented by Mary Burton

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Writing a novel can be a daunting task that can be overwhelming.  Instead of tackling all the elements of your novel at once, Writing Your Novel in 7 Drafts breaks the process down into manageable pieces.  From Draft 1, the Sloppy Copy, to the final draft, the BIG READ, each draft has a purpose and focus that […]

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