Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Writers Circle - New Season of Classes Beginning in March

Classes are taught at the studio of Glenda Beall in Hayesville, NC. Three hour workshops are $30. Contact glendabeall@msn.com for registration information or call 828-389-4441.

Saturday, March 12 – Instructor: Estelle Darrow Rice: POLISHING PROSE AND POETRY. This workshop is intended to guide participants in the process of enriching their work to the delight of themselves and their readers. Participants will be asked to submit several pages of an unfinished manuscript, preferably a first or second draft that they will use in the workshop.

Estelle Darrow Rice is a poet and writer of short stories and personal essays. She holds a BA degree in Psychology from Queens University, Charlotte, NC and a MA degree in counseling from the University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL. Her work has been published in journals and anthologies. She has published a book of spiritual poems, Quiet Times. Rice teaches workshops at Writers Circle in Hayesville. She stresses finding the creative seed that is in all of us as we explore the essence of people, and things that surround us.

Wednesday classes – six week course. Sign up for one, two or for all six. Contact Glenda Beall glendabeall@msn.com or 828-389-4441

Instructor: Glenda Beall: Write stories for yourself, your family or for publication. In these classes we will mine for memories using prompts that help recall the details of characters and the scenes that set your stories apart. We will take a journey through our lives, choosing the most interesting facets to put on paper. Using elements of fiction, participants learn what will keep readers enthralled with their stories.

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - March 23, March 30, April 6, April 20, April 27, May 4.

Individual classes - $30.00 Registration fee for six week course. $75.00

Sunday afternoons, March 19 and 26, Instructor: Karen Holmes
Engage Your Audience: Techniques for Reading Your Work in Public

Sharing your work with an audience enhances the joy of writing. But you’re not alone if you get the jitters or you feel you don’t come across well. Becoming a good reader is all about practicing and gaining confidence. Plus, there are a few tricks you can learn to help you sound like a pro!

In this class, you’ll practice enunciation, projection, timing, proper body language and using a microphone. In the first class, you’ll receive a gentle critique using a video camera (if you’re comfortable with this), and you’ll learn tips to help you improve. Then you’ll have time to practice on your own before returning for the second class, where we will polish your technique further and discuss how to choose and order your works for a program that reaches audiences in the best way. Open to writers of any genre.

About the teacher: Karen Paul Holmes, a published poet and business writer, enjoys reading her work in public and receives lots of good feedback from her audiences. Her public speaking experience includes presenting workshops at international business conferences.

April 31- Saturday – One day – two 3 Hour sessions - Poetry Memoir
Instructor: JoAnn Dropp

Have you always wanted to write your memoir as a gift to your loved ones or as a way to tell your story, but felt overwhelmed at the thought of writing an entire book on your own? Through a series of guided writing prompts, I will show you how to write your memoir one poem at a time. You’ll have the freedom to write your memoir chronologically, by theme, or start from present day and work backwards – it’s all up to you! Participants will need a 3-ring binder, loose leaf paper and pens. Two 3-Hour Sessions.

Instructor Bio: JoAnn LoVerde-Dropp holds a B.S. in English from the State University College at Brockport, New York and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. She served as a student editor for The Louisville Review from 2009-2010 and currently works as an editor and writing mentor in Kennesaw, Georgia. JoAnn has been a member of The Georgia Writers’ Association since 2009, where she serves as the poetry workshop facilitator and editor for the group’s newsletter. JoAnn’s available workshops and classes include: Poetry Memoir, Visual Journaling, Introduction to the Poetry Workshop, and Enjoying Poetry for the First Time.


Other classes  offered this year by instructors, Mary Michelle Keller and Rosemary Royston. Visit http://www.glendacouncilbeall.blogspot.com/ for information on Writers Circle.

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