Robert S. King Saturday, March 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
How to Prepare Your Poetry Book for Submission or Printing
Course Description: To put a good poetry book together, it doesn't take an engineering degree, but it takes a high degree of patience and time. First, you will discover how to determine the market and publishing venue most appropriate for your book. With that information you will learn the mechanics of preparing a book manuscript for self-publishing or for submission to a publisher. In addition, you will learn how to edit and arrange the book's contents to make it coherent and a good read.
Robert Kimsey – Saturday, April 21, 10:00 – 1:00
The Power of the Small Poem: Boiling down your ideas to find those magic and powerful moments that become the essence of the Imagist poem.
Scott Owens teaches in May at Writers Circle. He will have two new collections of poetry published in 2012. For One Who Knows How to Own Land, a collection of poems about growing up in rural South Carolina, was runner-up in the Future Cycle Press Book Competition and will be published by Future Cycle in March. Shadows Trail Them Home creates what poet and critic Ron Moran calls a novel in poems. Shadows Trail Them Home will be published by Clemson University Press in October.
Estelle Rice – Wednesday, July 18, 10:00 – 1:00
Writing from the Spirit Within. All of us have treasures stored within our memories that can jumpstart the writing process. Some of these memories are so deeply hidden that we are surprised when they come to the surface. We will investigate nature, people, places and things to discover their essence. This technique will bring depth to our writing whether poetry or prose.
Mary Michelle Keller, a seasoned genealogist and published writer.
Wednesdays, August 22 and 29, and September 5, 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Bones to Flesh –Genealogy and writing class
Michelle Keller, will be teaching a class on finding your ancestors and how to write their stories. The class will be an introduction to genealogy, how to do the research and where to look, not only for the obvious, but those details that will give life to the person you are writing about. Our ancestors were remarkable people. Their stories are waiting to be written so that they will not be forgotten. You do not need to know who they are to join this class; we will find them.
All handouts will be included in the fee. For information call Michelle Keller (706) 896-1899 or (706) 835- 9025 cell
Send it Out, Now!
Saturday, August 25, 10:00 – 1:00, 2012
Audience: Intermediate to Advanced poets who’ve published in a print journal or online (anthologies do not count).
What to Bring:
1) The print journal and/or a printout of your work in the online journal, web address included.
2) 3-5 poems that you are ready to submit.
3) Envelopes and stamps.
Purpose of the Class: You will leave with at least one new journal to which you can submit your finished poems, along with a resource list of journals and websites that are helpful to the publishing poet. The class facilitator will lead a discussion on how to ascertain what a particular journal is looking for, which contests are worthy of your time and money, and the in’s and out’s of good practice in submitting. This will be a discussion-based class, with time set aside to read at least one of your poems to
Ronda Birtha – September Class
Self-publishing Using Amazon's CreateSpace
We will discuss how and why it may be useful, how it has benefited authors, and how cost-effective it may be, as it has a "built-in" advertising infrastructure. Discussion on E-books.
Fees for all classes: $25.00 paid to Writers Circle. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca