In June E.K.M. gave a brief craft capsule talk at a Poets & Writers Live day-long event in Chicago. The topic of his talk was Making Up the Truth: Using Real-Life Experiences to Enrich Fiction and courtesy of P&W you can now view the video! In the brief presentation E.K.M. describes why a true event can seem awkward or unbelievable if you try to use it in your fiction writing. To enjoy Edward Kelsey Moore's talk
-- click here! If you would like to watch the presentations of other writers who have participated in events with P&W Live, then -- click here!
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(Please note that the E.K.M. video was running roughly when we watched, but the audio streamed continually. Also, the file wouldn't play on the mobile devices we tried. Sorry that we cannot provide you with any technical help or answer questions if you are unable to access the video.)
This Saturday, June 20th, New York Times bestselling author Edward Kelsey Moore will be presenting a brief Craft Capsule - Making Up the Truth: Using Real-Life Experiences to Enrich Fiction, as part of a major event for writers being presented by Poets & Writers Live at the Institute Cervantes in Chicago.
This is the first time that Poets & Writers has hosted one of their day-long events in the windy city and it's sure to be an amazing experience!
Poets & Writers Live Chicago: Agents & Editors
At this event we will explore the writer's journey from inspiration to publication.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
8:00am - 7:00pm
Event being presented at the Instituto Cervantes --
located near the Michigan Avenue shopping district in Chicago.
Registration Fee: $120
Lunch is not included -- many dining choices are available nearby.
For a complete schedule of the day's activities, bios for all the presenters, additional event details and registration information -- click here -- space is limited!
Highlights of the day include --
A "poetry keynote" by acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee, followed by panel discussions on resources for writers in Chicago; how to prepare the perfect pitch to agents, editors, and other publishing professionals; tips for savvy self-publishing; and the ins and outs of the editor-author relationship; brief Craft Capsule talks with poet Roger Reeves, novelist Edward Kelsey Moore, and essayist Jenny Boully; Live-Lit performances; and much more. A highlight of the program will be a reading and discussion with Chicago literary icons Stuart Dybek and Marc Kelly Smith. The day will close with a Literary Mixer—a chance to meet others, share notes, and enjoy a glass of wine with your fellow writers.
Poets & Writers Live is a new initiative launched in 2014 which was developed in response to interviews and discussions with writers from all over the country. When asked what Poets & Writers could do to support their writing practice, time and again writers expressed a desire for a more tangible connection to other writers. Now - a living, breathing version of what Poets & Writers already offers: Poets & Writers Live!
About Poets & Writers -- founded in 1970, Poets & Writers, Inc., is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. Their mission? To foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.
Each year, tens of thousands of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers benefit from P&W’s programs, which include Poets & Writers magazine; a dynamic, information-rich website; financial support for readings and other literary events; and sponsorship of several notable writing prizes and awards. You can learn more about Poets & Writers if you -- click here!
Edward Kelsey Moore will be participating in the first-ever Writer's Resource Conference this Saturday, May 9th, 2015. The day-long event is being presented by the Off Campus Writers' Workshop and will run from 9am to 3pm at Hackney's on Lake, in Glenview. During the morning there will be several panel discussions featuring authors, publishers and booksellers, and after an interval for lunch there will be break out sessions led by the panelists. The final event of the day will include a speech by special guest author Scott Turow. Each attendee will receive a free raffle ticket for the opportunity to win special prizes! Lunch can be purchased at Hackney’s (but is not included in the conference fee). Advance registration prices range from $25 to $65. Registration at the door will cost an additional $10.
For speaker bios, advance registration, and more info on the OCWW Writer's Conference -- click here! The Off Campus Writers' Workshop was established in 1946 and is the oldest continuously running writing workshop in the country!
On Thursday morning, March 12th, 2015 Edward Kelsey Moore will be in Winnetka, Illinois (north of Chicago) to present an in-depth workshop and discussion on Writing the Characters Around Us. This discussion will focus on translating personal experiences to the page. Using exercises and examples, the workshop will examine ways for writers to use real-life events to engage readers in both fiction and non-fiction.
Writing the Characters Around Us
Thursday, March 12th, 2015 ~ 9:30am - 12noon
Off Campus Writers' Workshop
Winnetka Community House ~ Winnetka, IL
Annual Membership Fee: $30 (optional)
Weekly Session Fees:
Nonmembers welcome, $15
No pre-registration necessary.
For address info, a map, and more ~ click here!
(Please note that copies of Mr. Moore's novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, will not be for sale on-site. Buy and bring your own copy if you'd like the author to autograph it.)
The Off Campus Writers' Workshop (OCWW) was established in 1946 and is the oldest continuously running writing workshop in the country. Each Thursday morning between September and May, their speakers address writers of all genres on topics ranging from craft to publishing options to the business of writing. Many of the speakers offer professional manuscript critiques for a nominal fee. Achieve your individual writing goals while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow writers. You do not need to be a Member of OCWW to attend these programs.
For more information about the Off Campus Writers ~ click here!