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Poetry as Inspiration: A Panel Discussion at SouthWest Writers -- New Life Presbyterian

April 21, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Facilitator: Joanne BodinPoetry, as an art form, has inspired people throughout the ages as a way of expressing thoughts and emotions dealing with topics that are often difficult to talk about, and in some cultures are even considered taboo. Facilitated by author and poet Joanne Bodin, four SWW members — Jeanne Shannon, Joanne Bodin, John Candelaria, and Don DeNoon — will read from their poetic works, as well as offer insight into the magical language of poetry.Free admission.See More
Mar 20
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HOW TO PLOT: Every Good Story Needs One at SouthWest Writers -- New Life Presbyterian

April 11, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
Instructor:  Melody GrovesSometimes we read stories and wonder what it was all about. Who did what and why? You can write better than that! This workshop will cover the beginnings and basics of plotting: definition, what a plot does, every character wants something, the point of plot is change, parts of a plot, crisis vs. challenge, the hook, the characters, subplots, and climax.Melody Groves is the author of four historical fiction novels, three non-fiction books and dozens of magazine…See More
Mar 17
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Turning Fact into Fiction: Bending the Truth to Make it Fit with Melody Groves at New Life Presbyterian

March 21, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
Fiction is an odd animal. It needs to have enough fact to make it believable, yet should incorporate a touch of fantasy, married with whimsy, that nestles with larger-than-life, to create a realistic, make-believe world. It’s a tough job, but you can do it! In this workshop, we’ll take a look at what makes good fiction including great character development, creating plots that twist and turn, building scenes from a scrap of an idea, and how to revise without making you crazy. Bring ideas and/or…See More
Feb 7
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Using Storytelling Techniques to Breathe Life into Your Writing at New Life Presbyterian

March 7, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Speaker: James McGrath MorrisYou will leave this meeting with a dozen specific narrative writing techniques that you can use to invigorate and bring life to any genre of writing. Adapted from the best of fiction and nonfiction writing, these storytelling methods help build tension, make for compelling scenes, and get you closer to writing a page-turning book.James McGrath Morris is a Santa Fe author who writes primarily biographies and works of narrative nonfiction. His newest books are Eye on…See More
Feb 2
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Finding your Voice: The Help and Hindrance of Peer Review at New Life Presbyterian Church

February 17, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Speaker: Katrina K. GuarascioSometimes peer feedback can confuse the writer or alter their writing in a way that is not true to them. This presentation will focus on how a writer may develop and refine the voice of their writing with the help of peer feedback and review, while still remaining true to their own voice and intent.Katrina K. Guarascio is a writer and teacher living in Albuquerque. As an active member of the poetry community, she has worked as an editor for various literary…See More
Jan 12
Duke City Fix liked KL Wagoner's event Creating Credible Characters with Steve Brewer
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Creating Credible Characters with Steve Brewer at New Life Presbyterian Church

January 3, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Writers who want to create credible characters have to go deep, exploring the needs, desires, flaws and histories of their protagonists before they ever write a word. The real skill comes in filtering the details, giving the reader just enough without bogging down the story.Steve Brewer writes books about crooks, including the Bubba Mabry mysteries and the new Duke City crime series written as Max Austin. The first Bubba book, Lonely Street, was made into a Hollywood comedy in 2009 and went…See More
Dec 8, 2014
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New Life for an Old Book: The Reissue of Dissonance at New Life Presbyterian Church

September 16, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Dissonance, published by UNM Press in 2003, won the Jim Sagel Prize for the Novel, was short-listed for the PEN Southwest Book Award, was a book of the year at the Midland MI, Cincinnati, and Tucson-Pima County Libraries, a countywide reading selection of Durango-LaPlata Reads!, and a selection of NPR Performance Today's Summer Reading Series. Still, after eight years in print, the book hadn't been issued in paperback or electronic editions, so Lisa Lenard-Cook asked for—and received—her rights…See More
Sep 7, 2014
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Strangeness: Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Worlds on the Bias at SouthWest Writers Office, Carlisle Executive Suites

October 1, 2014 at 5:45pm to November 5, 2014 at 7:45pm
6-Week Writing ChallengeThe “what-if” class, author Betsy James’s favorite. As the year turns toward darkness and the return of light, what better time to invite worlds that push the envelope—on or off planet, in or out of time? Speculative fiction—the umbrella term for science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, alternative history, horror —is the world’s oldest literature, and currently it’s evolving at a spectacular rate.Join spec fic author Betsy James for six outside-the-box weeks of assignments…See More
Aug 15, 2014
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SouthWest Writers Presentation at Palo Duro Senior Center

July 23, 2014 from 10:30am to 11:30am
SouthWest Writers (SWW) is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping both published and unpublished writers improve their craft, whether aspiring to a professional career or for their own enjoyment. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SWW serves writers of all ages worldwide in every fiction and nonfiction genre. As one of the largest and most respected writing organizations in the nation, SWW serves more than 400 members with many activities, including regular meetings, classes, workshops,…See More
Jul 21, 2014

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