In partnership with NeverMore Books, the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with novelist Mark Powell, author Lioness, in conversation with former FBI Special Agent turned thriller writer Dana Ridenour—on Thursday, June 30, at 6:00 p.m.EST.
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This special pair of workshops is designed to engage with writers and creators searching for their storytelling voice. Instructor Iris Jackson will share experiences from her Telling Trails photos, poems, and writings, providing time for comments and conversation, with the goal of students creating and sharing their own narratives.
In this workshop, Mary will share the stories beyond her books, including how she developed and published them. Through Mary's stories of the missteps she took, the lessons she learned, and the approaches which now guide her publishing journey, she will offer advice and guidance for writers seeking to craft and publish their own books.
As a prologue to the 6th annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention, on Friday, September 23, at 6:00 p.m., the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host a special live-streamed appearance by podcaster and publisher Zibby Owens, creator of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books and author of Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature, in conversation with Lauren Marino, editorial director of Hachette Books and author of Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves into History.
In this special virtual event of the Bluffton Book Festival, New York Times bestselling author Kalynn Bayron will discuss her YA fantasy novel This Wicked Fate, her highly anticipated sequel to This Poison Heart, in conversation with book reviewers Millie Bennett and Jonathan Haupt, as well as a live in-studio audience of students from Bluffton High School.
In this virtual workshop led by USA Today bestselling novelist and Tall Poppy Writers founder Ann Garvin, you will learn how to get to the very heart of your project and make certain that the story you're working on is compelling and clear. Even the most complicated or quiet of tales can be pitched in such a way that people will sit up and take notice.
In this class, we’ll work on engaging with a character’s thoughts and feelings in ways that move beyond these cliches, using specificity and deepening character. This will be a generative workshop. Using your own characters and their harrowing situations, we’ll look at, discuss and practice Rebecca Makkai’s four techniques to writing interiority: Action, Thought, Specific Physical Interiority and Tangential Thought.
This highly interactive virtual session will feature Natasha Akery's new book of haiku, in [the name], and other haiku. Akery has published her work on social media for years, and also uses haiku in her classrooms as a teaching tool. Aided by fellow poet Miho Kinnas, Akery will discuss various topics on haiku and welcome questions from the audience.