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Workshop: Chunk, Sneak, Bribe with Estelle Ford-Williamson

Online - ZOOM

"Chunk, Sneak, Bribe (a little)" guides you through the challenges of undertaking a long journey of writing. A two-hour hybrid interactive workshop for those working on a memoir or other long writing project.

$45

Workshop: Authenticity through Research with Marjorie Lewis

Online - ZOOM

Authenticity through Research for the Historical Fiction Writer is an interactive Socratic class exploring the use of research when writing historical fiction; open to writers at all levels of experience.

$45

Workshop: Repetition and Evolution with Amber Wheeler Bacon

Online - ZOOM

In this workshop, we take a close look at the children’s book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly , the Marc Richard short story, “Strays,” and Donald Barthelme's "The School" to see what they can teach us about how to structure a work in progress.

$45

Workshop: Art of Writing Suspense with Kerry Peresta

Online - ZOOM

In this workshop, we will explore how to write a cliff-hanger and how to know when to wrap up a scene. We'll also discuss the importance of complex characters and how to lop off those wonderful setting descriptions and cling to the action. We will discover as writers how to write our own page-turners.

$45

Workshop (Part One): Find Your Storyteller’s Voice with Telling Trails

Online - ZOOM

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.

$60

Workshop: How to Publish Your Book with Mary T. Jacobs

Online - ZOOM

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.

$45

An Evening with Novelist Mark Powell

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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.

Free

Workshop (Part Two): Find Your Storyteller’s Voice with Telling Trails

Online - ZOOM

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.

$60

Workshop: How to Publish Your Book with Mary T. Jacobs

Online - ZOOM

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.

$45

Lowcountry Book Club Convention: Virtual Visit with Zibby Owens

Online - ZOOM

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.

Free

An Evening with Novelist Jamie Ford

Online - ZOOM

In partnership with Buxton Books of Charleston, the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host a virtual visit with bestselling novelist Jamie Ford, author The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, a newly named selection of the Today Show's Read with Jenna Book Club.

Free

Workshop: More Than Just a Backdrop with Anthony Grooms

Online - ZOOM

In this seminar and workshop, participants will discuss setting in prose fiction, including its importance in establishing “place,” its integration into scene, and its support of characterization and theme.

$45

Conversation with YA Novelist Kalynn Bayron Nov 2022

Online - ZOOM

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.

Free
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