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Good writing doesn’t just happen in isolation! It is the product of hard work, criticism, and revision. Join this consciously guided and supportive writing workshop to increase your output, improve your quality of work, and find your distinctive voice. This critique group experience will be an empowering opportunity for writers looking for instructive feedback, needing deadlines, and interested in nurturing an inclusive, mutually beneficial writing community. Bring an open mind and your novel, short story, memoir, article, or essay.Find out more »
On April 27th, Ellen Malphrus will discuss Dorothy Allison's National Book Award nominated novel Bastard Out of Carolina. "Set in the rural South, this tale centers around the Boatwright family, a proud and closeknit clan known for their drinking, fighting, and womanizing. Nicknamed Bone by her Uncle Earle, Ruth Anne is the bastard child of Anney Boatwright, who has fought tirelessly to legitimize her child. When she marries Glen, a man from a good family, it appears that her prayers have been answered.Find out more »
This series of three two-hour intensive writing workshops aims to explore the connections between the solitary, self-reflective, and deeply personal act of writing with the writer's public responsibility of active engagement with a readership. Through dynamic group discussions and one-on-one feedback from the instructors, participants will be guided in crafting their own stories, fostering their distinctive voices, and refining their writing to better affect an audience.Find out more »
The Pat Conroy Literary Center's Visiting Writers Series and Porch Talk blog welcome Deno Trakas, five-time winner of the South Carolina Fiction Prize and author of Messenger from Mystery, a new literary thriller published by Pat Conroy's Story River Books imprint. Deno will appear in conversation with Mindy Lucas, co-host of Porch Talk. Sponsored in part by the Pulpwood Queens book club and held in the Technical College of the Lowcountry's MacLean Hall auditorium (bldg 12), this event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and autographing thanks to NeverMore Books.Find out more »
Historical fiction is, as its name suggests, a huge, hybrid genre. From Out of the Dust to Outlander, from a small story for young adults to a fabulously successful adult series that spans several centuries, historical fiction encompasses almost all of time and all of storytelling. Since the genre is so vast, a writer who's considering it might want to explore its parameters and possibilities. Award-winning fiction writer Deno Trakas will offer insights and guidance to help participants find the story that they can tell successfully.Find out more »