PUBLISHING WORKSHOP FOR NEW AUTHORS
Location, Date, and Time:Holiday Inn Express1006 Marco Drive(at NC55 and US1)Apex NC 27502Saturday, 19 October 20139:30 am to 2:00 pm
Instructors:Belea KeeneyAlice Osborn
Overview:Are you a new writer? Do the methods of publishing your work have you confused? Would you like to learn the secrets of publishing from professional writers? Then join these two published authors to learn how to achieve your full potential with the written word. This workshop is specially formatted for both experienced writers and novice, so everyone will find much to help them understand the often confusing world of publishing. The workshop consists of lecture and practical exercise to lead you toward publishing your work. This could be the best four and a half hours you will ever give yourself.
PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION
• Registration Opens 9:00pm
• Class starts at 9:30am
• Break from 11:00 to 11:30am
• Class should wrap-up at 2:00 pm
Cost: $59.00 per person – for all ages
Register and pay conveniently online when you sign up below on our website, or bring your cheque or cash to the door the day of the class. All fees are non-refundable.
Publishing Your Book – Join author and editor Belea T. Keeney for a hands-on workshop on publishing your work. The discussions will cover everything from self-publishing to finding and working with a professional publishing house. Learn how to format and submit your work to get the best reaction from publishers. You will learn from examples and do in-workshop exercises to help you learn.
Publishing Your Poetry – Poems are some of the most difficult works to get published, but professional poets know how to get it done. Do you want to take your poems to the public? In this workshop, led by experienced poet and teacher Alice Osborn, you will be given focused exercises to help you through the publishing process. Alice will help guide you through gentle feedback so abstract concepts are voiced through concrete and dense details. The in-workshop exercises, road-tested prompts, and gentle feedback from Alice will help you generate publishable poetry using all of your senses. All participants will emerge from this workshop with enough knowledge to publish their poems. All passionate writers welcome!
Author Belea T. Keeney has published three short story collections, and works as an editor for Samhain Publishing, Torqure Press, and a variety of private freelance clients. She especially enjoys working on paranormals, horror, romances, memoir, and most anything written about horses. Find out about her class, "Writing Popular Fiction and Memoir", that gives students hands-on experience at crafting their own stories at www.BeleaTKeeney.com.
Author and poet Alice Osborn – Born in Washington, D.C., the winter after Watergate to a Masterpiece Theater-obsessed mother and Archie Bunker-obsessed father, Alice's past educational and work experience is unusually varied, and it now feeds her work as a poet, as well as an editor, coach and marketing consultant for writers. After the Steaming Stops is her most recent collection of poetry; previous collections are Right Lane Ends and Unfinished Projects. Alice is also the editor of the short fiction anthology, Tattoos (Main Street Rag, 2012). A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has taught classes and writing workshops to hundreds of aspiring authors of nearly all ages (from 9 to 90), both in person and online. Her work has appeared in the News and Observer, The Broad River Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Soundings Review and in numerous journals and anthologies. Alice lives in Raleigh with her husband, two children and now two parakeets: Woodbird and Perry. Birdstein wants you to know he exchanged this world for a better one. Visit Alice's website at www.AliceOsborn.com.