Join us as the Pat Conroy Literary Center presents two back-to-back sessions at the second annual Bluffton Book Festival from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, at the Bluffton Branch Library. Free and open to the public, the program will feature Cassandra King Conroy; Story River Books authors Bren McClain, Ellen Malphrus, Bernie Schein, and Maggie Schein; with Ed Williams.
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This poetry workshop offers the overview of the history of haiku through insightful examples written originally in Japanese and English. The participants will be engaged in the appreciation of haiku craft through thought-provoking quizzes and exercises. Participants will also be invited to write new haiku and will leave the workshop with the inspiration to read, write, and enjoy this engaging form of poetry.
Few people have a whole book in them, but everyone has life stories—moments of their lives, begging to be captured and shared. Author and publisher Susan Kammeraad-Campbell, creator of Storyboard America, will help you tap into your memories and creativity and show you how you can write your story one “pearl” at a time. Through innovative, often playful, methods developed by Kammeraad-Campbell, participants will be amazed at what percolates to the surface and onto the page.
Are you stuck on a strictly a surface level in your writing or other artistic engagement? Have you become complacent in your creativity? You are not alone. Artists of all disciplines often get in a rut. This can occur when we find a formula that works for us but doesn’t also challenge and expand our sense of self. Reconnecting with our creative genius brings us deeper into both our inner child and our higher mind.
Finding time for writing is a challenge for many, so let’s learn to make the most of limited time through being better organized for creativity. This class offers productivity advice and tools on how to get started and keep going for maximum creative flow and minimum technical frustration. Novelist and writing teacher and consultant Stephanie Austin Edwards will guide participants through making and maintaining a writing schedule; organizing documents and files for consistent easy access; formatting work for submission to editors, agents, and publishers; discussing book genres and manuscript lengths for publication; and sorting through the abundance of online help and software available.
Have you ever wanted to write a children’s book of your own? How hard can it be to create a successful 32-page picture book? Let’s find out. Join children’s book author and former children’s librarian and book reviewer Fran Hawk for an insightful, instructive overview from experiences in the ever-changing children’s book market. Open to interested creators at any level of experience.
This workshop is designed to educate the self published author on how to effectively manage the printing and distribution part of the publishing process by using IngramSpark. Covered in this session will be: What printing and distribution options are available to self-publishers; What the Advantages/Disadvantages of Using POD are to Bring Your Book to Market; Learn how POD works and how you can use it to reduce the financial investment needed to publish a book and more...