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Annual Writers' Workshop - Cumberland County Public Library

Saturday, November 04 - Sunday, November 05 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The fifth annual Writers' Workshop returns to Headquarters Library (300 Maiden Lane) Nov 4-5 with learning and networking for aspiring authors. This conference boasts a slate of presenters including best-selling authors, writers of children's literature and award-winning poets. Learn from the best and meet other local writers.

The workshop is completely free and open to anyone interested in improving their writing.For more information and a schedule, visit the Writers' Workshop online guide

Featured keynote speakers include Debra Dixon, the author of the acclaimed writing guideGoal, Motivation, Conflict. Dixon shows writers how to use goal, motivation and conflict to avoid sagging middles and to sharpen storytelling. Also featured is Celia Rivenbark, a Duplin County, NC native. Her lecture session Finding the Comedy in the Chaos, introduces writers to subjective humor. Learn to find the humor in everyday life and incorporate it in writing, while avoiding common pitfalls.

Workshop presentations:

Jodie Bailey - Creating Characters the Hollywood Way
Sharon Williams - Creating an Author's Platform: Social Media Marketing for Writers
Linda Ashman - Writing Picture Books: From Brilliant Idea to Polished Manuscript
Rebecca Petruck - Writing for Middle Grade and Young Adult Readers: It's All About Character
Cathy Smith Bowers - Who Says Tension is a Bad Thing?
Tyree Daye - Getting Ready: An introduction to Publishing Poetry

Participants will be given a lunch break during the Saturday program to enjoy lunch on their own and may choose to bring a bag lunch.

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