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!
Edward Kelsey Moore will be at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL on January 30 & 31, 2015 for Lions in Winter, an annual literary festival. E.K.M. will present a Craft Talk on Saturday afternoon: Creating Unforgettable Characters. On Saturday evening he will participate in an author event: Visiting Writers Reading.
A book signing and reception will follow.
The Craft Talk requires registration ~ the Visiting Writers Reading event is free, and open to the public. There are other craft talks and events over the two day festival -- Click here for more Lions in Winter info -- and Craft Talk registration.
If you're looking for something literary to inspire you in the midwestern midwinter, Charleston, Illinois is located just a couple of hours of drive-time across the snow covered farmlands from St. Louis or Indianapolis, a bit farther from Chicago. Lodging in the Charleston/Matoon area is relatively inexpensive, use the link above for more details.
Edward Kelsey Moore was thrilled to participate in Booktopia, a weekend on the northern shores of Lake Michigan in the beautiful town of Petoskey. Nine authors gathered with dozens of dedicated fans of their writing to meet, greet, discuss, and delight in each other's company. Booktopia was created by Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness, hosts of the Books On The Nightstand podcast. Visit their Booktopia page to learn more about these great weekend retreats and sign up there to receive info on the 2014 Booktopia dates, locations, and authors. You can click here (or use the Photos tab at the top of the page) to see pictures of Edward at Booktopia!