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How-to-Write Class: I Have Paper and Pen. Now What? at SouthWest Writers Office, Carlisle Executive Suites

February 9, 2015 at 6pm to February 23, 2015 at 8pm
How-to-Write Class with Melody Groves3 Sessions: February 9, 16, 236:00 pm - 8:00 pm$99 SWW members  $104 Osher; $109 non-membersDo you want to write? Don’t know where to start? Have you become “stuck?” Know what you want to say, just don’t know how? This class will cover the beginnings and basics of fiction writing including:finding an ideacreating believable charactersbuilding unforgettable sceneswriting realistic dialogueputting it all togetherrevising painlesslyMelody Groves is the author…See More
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How-to-Write Class: I Have Paper and Pen. Now What? at SouthWest Writers Office, Carlisle Executive Suites

February 9, 2015 at 6pm to February 23, 2015 at 8pm
How-to-Write Class with Melody Groves3 Sessions: February 9, 16, 236:00 pm - 8:00 pm$99 SWW members  $104 Osher; $109 non-membersDo you want to write? Don’t know where to start? Have you become “stuck?” Know what you want to say, just don’t know how? This class will cover the beginnings and basics of fiction writing including:finding an ideacreating believable charactersbuilding unforgettable sceneswriting realistic dialogueputting it all togetherrevising painlesslyMelody Groves is the author…See More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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That’s My Baby! A Gathering for Picture Book Critique at Carlisle Executive Suites

September 6, 2014 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
A Half-day Workshop with Betsy JamesDo you have picture book manuscripts you’ve always wanted feedback on? Join children’s author-illustrator Betsy James and fellow writers for an afternoon of constructive peer critique and insight into writing and illustrating for children. Bring manuscripts that do not exceed 800 words (most first picture books should be 500 words or less). To help your readers help you, the best format for your work is double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman.SWW Members…See More
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That’s My Baby! A Gathering for Picture Book Critique at Carlisle Executive Suites

September 6, 2014 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
A Half-day Workshop with Betsy JamesDo you have picture book manuscripts you’ve always wanted feedback on? Join children’s author-illustrator Betsy James and fellow writers for an afternoon of constructive peer critique and insight into writing and illustrating for children. Bring manuscripts that do not exceed 800 words (most first picture books should be 500 words or less). To help your readers help you, the best format for your work is double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman.SWW Members…See More
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Taking Control of Your Narrative at New Life Presbyterian Church

August 19, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
The same techniques, rules, and advice that apply to crafting a poem, a story, or an essay can also be implemented in your writing and creative life. Tanaya Winder will discuss plot, story arc, the importance of a character driven story versus a plot driven one, the function of an image in these genres, and the power of voice. The talk will include writing prompts, so bring your pen, paper, and creative brains. Tanaya will also offer advice on becoming the protagonist and being a hero in your…See More
Jul 1, 2014

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