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There are presently 11 events listed
Home | Literary Events
1 Job Search Workshop
  Dates: January 4, 2018 - January 25, 2018, Thursday
Location: Literacy Council of Madison County
  The Literacy Council of Madison County is offering a series of free Employment Prep Workshops providing job seekers with the basic but indispensable skills needed to conduct an effective job search and increase job retention. Facilitated by Sharon ...(more)
2 New Year, New Query
  Dates: January 20, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  Make 2018 the year you land a literary agent. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to find agents who represent your genre, and importantly, how to attract their attention. You’ll get tips for condensing your brilliant book into a 3-4 line...(more)
3 Taking Risks in Writing for Children with Kathryn Erskine
  Dates: January 27, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  Pushing the envelope with structure, language, culture, magical realism, social issues—what can children, and more importantly, editors and educators handle? Course fee includes a copy of The Incredible Magic of Being (given to you when you sign up) to read before...(more)
4 The Knight of the Burning Pestle
  Dates: January 29, 2018, Monday
Location: American Shakespeare Center Blackfriars Playhouse
  The Motley Shakespeare Players (Motley Shakes), the MFA Company of Mary Baldwin University’s Shakespeare and Performance program, bring to life the story of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, by Francis Beaumont, in a Renaissance-style production where the Motley Players will...(more)
5 The Knight of the Burning Pestle
  Dates: January 30, 2018, Tuesday
Location: American Shakespeare Center Blackfriars Playhouse
  The Motley Shakespeare Players (Motley Shakes), the MFA Company of Mary Baldwin University’s Shakespeare and Performance program, bring to life the story of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, by Francis Beaumont, in a Renaissance-style production where the Motley Players will...(more)
6 A Crazy Kind of Love is in the Air!
  Dates: February 7, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Fluvanna County Library
  A Crazy Kind of Love is in the Air! Friends of the Fluvanna County Library will feature romance novelist Mary Ann Marlowe speaking about her latest book, A Crazy Kind of Love, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:00 am. Love...(more)
7 Sketchbook Dares Book Launch Art Party
  Dates: February 10, 2018, Saturday
Location: Bridge PAI
  Local author Laura Lee Gulledge is celebrating the release of new interactive book of drawing activities SKETCHBOOK DARES with a free interactive art party at The Bridge! (appropriate for ages 10 and up) There will be multiple art stations with drawing...(more)
8 The Gifts of Grief: A Retreat on Writing Through Your Loss
  Dates: February 10, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  There are places in the heart that do not yet exist; suffering has to enter in for them to come to be. –Leon Bloy Grief and loss are universal human experiences frequently associated with suffering and darkness. But there are gifts...(more)
9 Publishing Options: Pros and Cons
  Dates: February 17, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  Traditional publishing is always preferable to self-publishing, but a small percentage of manuscripts ever get to that point. So with the easier and cheaper access to book publishing technology, many more authors turn to self-publishing. What are the advantages and disadvantages...(more)
10 Write a Story in a Day Fiction Retreat
  Dates: March 4, 2018, Sunday
Location: WriterHouse
  Sometimes scenes we witness in restaurants, or on streets, buses, planes, and trains inspire us to think, “What a character! There’s a story—but what is it?” That’s up to you, fiction writer. But there’s no fiction without a character. Invite your...(more)
11 Structure: The Key to Effective Storytelling
  Dates: March 10, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  Aristotle defined story structure in 3 parts: beginning, middle, and end. But where do you begin? How do you shore up a sagging middle? And how do you mount tension to deliver a knockout ending? Get a handle on the importance...(more)
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