Page One Saturday Writing Workshops

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Summer Saturdays in 2019 – Writing for Publication

Writing for Publication.  Open to college students and adults of all ages, this summer workshop is designed as an opportunity to hone your writing skills – in essay, editorial and article form – for non-fiction publication. As led by StoryBoard publisher Mark Fleischer and guest speakers (David Waters on June 15; Chris Davis on June 22; Corey Mesler on June 29), these hands-on workshops will give you the chance to discover:

-your personal writing style; how to select your subject; how to interview; how to fact-check; how to structure your story; how to craft your story’s beginning, middle and end; and of course, how to overcome writer’s block.

At the end of the 8 weeks, writers will complete at least one article, essay or editorial of 750 to 1000 words that may be chosen for print and online publication in StoryBoard Memphis. 

Workshops start Saturday June 8 and will be held each Saturday from 1:00pm – 3:30pm in Cooper-Young (exact location provided at payment). Writers are encouraged to attend all 8 sessions; however individual workshop session may be purchased. (Please choose carefully – There will be no refunds) Prices are:

-Workshops are $35 per session; $250 for all 8 workshops

Sign up by making selections above in the Choose an option field. With payment we will receive your email address and we will provide the location information and other details needed for the workshop. Here’s what to expect from each session:

June 8, Workshop 1 – Why You Write – Why We Read, Our Need For Stories, Finding Your Style, How to Select a Subject

June 15, Workshop 2 – Story Structure, Tone, Point-of-View & Finding Your Voice, Grammar

June 22, Workshop 3 – Overcoming Writer’s Block, and How to Interview

June 29, Workshop 4 – Writing Through Distractions, Finding Your Sweet Time, Mood & Style

July 13, Workshop 5 – Check Your Facts! Facts Help Your Story, Re-Writing & Grammar

July 20, Workshop 6 – Blogging, Getting Your Work Published Locally, Overcoming Fear

July 27, Workshop 7 – Again the Dreaded Re-Write, Proofreading, Back to that Structure

August 3, Workshop 8 – Back to Our Need For Stories, Writing is a Brutal Business, and, Are You Happy With Your Finished Piece?

Additional information


All 8 Workshops, Workshop 1 – Why Write, Workshop 2 – Structure, Workshop 3 – Writer's Block, Workshop 4 – Distractions, Workshop 5 – Facts!, Workshop 6 – Blogging, Workshop 7 – Re-Writes, Workshop 8 – Need For Stories

1 review for Page One Saturday Writing Workshops

  1. Ron Buck (verified owner)

    A rewarding, instructive time spent with other writers working to improve their craft and express themselves. Very valuable for motivation and education in the pursuit of writing to be read.

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