​Upcoming Events: Free + Virtual

Story Tool Box Series: The Flash Novella

 

Novella in Flash! Explore ways to take the smallest of stories and string them into longer collections. This two-part class will introduce examples of this wonderful hybrid genre as well as work with prompts to create longer pieces. Facilitated by Julieanna Blackwell, local writer and head of Elements & Arcs Writing Workshops.

Email Jyna.Johnson@mymanatee.org to register.

  • Part 1: Mon, July 12, 6:30pm EST

  • Part 2: Mon, July 19, 6:30pm EST

Creative Writing Toolbox Series

Editing

 

Join writer and instructor, Julieanna Blackwell of Elements & Arcs, for part 1 of a 2-part series on editing. They say that writing is nothing but rewriting, which is simply editing. Learn quick and easy ways to edit your stories, essays, and poetry. Whether you are checking grammar or looking at ways to make your work stronger, this class will help get your work ready for your readers. Click the two links below to register.

 

Fall Writing Prompt and Prep: Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo

Sat, Oct 16  10-11am EST

It's that time of year again for National Novel Writing Month. During the month of November, writers across the country try to write 50,000 words in 30 days. It can be done! With a little preparation, you can reach the goal of having a first draft of your novel by December. We will look at how writing prompts can get your creative juices flowing as well as writing strategies to stay on track. Facilitated by Julieanna Blackwell of Elements & Arcs. Click here to register.

Creative Writing Toolbox Series

Publishing to Literary Magazines and Journals

 

Throughout 2021, you have been busy working on your stories, essays, and poetry. Now what? In part 1 of a 2-part series, we will look at how to format and polish your manuscripts as well as how to find the right places to publish them. Taught by Julieanna Blackwell of Elements & Arcs. Click the two links below to register.

 

Part 1: The Manuscripts and the Markets- Wed, Dec. 1  6:30-7:30pm EST

Part 2The Submission and the Applause- Wed, Dec. 15 6:30-7:30pm EST