Tuesday, April 16, 2013

RRWC Writers Series Begins Next Week

Liminal Space is through the door at the left.
The Roanoke Regional Writers Conference will initiate its
monthly RRWC Writers Series Wednesday, April 24 at the Liminal Space at Community High School in downtown Roanoke. The classes will be held 6-7:30 p.m.

The series, which will be free (a basket will be passed to cover teachers’ travel expenses), is designed for professional writers, those who would like to write for pay and serious students.

Initially, topics will include  “Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy,” “Marketing Your Manuscript,” “Translating Your Book to the Stage,” “The Art of the Short Essay,” “Writing Memoir,” “Researching Biography” and a number of others.

The first two classes will be:
  • Wednesday, April 24, Liminal Space at Community High School: "Ghost Writing for the Internet" with Bonnie Cranmer and Sarah Beth Jones. Bonnie is a well-known social media consultant who does a good bit of ghost writing and Sarah Beth is the co-owner of Nary Ordinary Business Services in Floyd, which is heavily involved in social media and blogging.
  • Wednesday, May 22, Liminal Space at CHS: "Blog to Book" with Karen Chase, a design studio owner and well known blogger who worked in Roanoke until relatively recently. She is now in Richmond. Her first book--just published--is Bonjour 40, which is taken from the blog she wrote for 40 days when she visited Paris to celebrate her 40th birthday. The self-published book has been a surprising success at every level and Karen is working on her second book now.

For more information, please e-mail Dan Smith at pampadansmith@gmail.com or call him at 540-556-8510.

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