--Our one-day seminar, Saturday March 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., will be chock full of tips and techniques to help you tell YOUR story... and reach readers!
Explore all the elements, from start to finish, that you'll need to master to tell YOUR story, whether in the form of fiction (novel, short story) or creative nonfiction (memoir, personal essay, or narrative.) We'll start with generating ideas, move on to drafting, revising and editing techniques, and finish up with submitting your work. After a full day chock-full of helpful and inspirational tips and techniques, you'll go home with a tool-kit to help you on every step of the way to telling your story!
The cost for the full-day program is $150.00. Coffee, tea and water are included. You may brown-bag lunch or dine on campus at any number of delicious and affordable options!
This event will be held on the campus of the University of Dayton. Detailed directions will be provided to participants a few days prior to the event.
Schedule: 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.--Check In 9:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m.--Where do we get our ideas? With Rebecca Kuder. 10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m.--Creating first drafts. With Martha Moody. 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.--Lunch Break 1:00 p.m.-2:10 p.m.--Revision. With Joanne Smith. 2:20 p.m.-3:40 p.m.--Editing. With Kate Geiselman. 3:50 p.m.-5:00 p.m.--Now What? Submitting Your Work. With Rebecca Morean. 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--Book signing with Instructors
Rebecca Kuder--Where Do We Get Our Ideas? Rebecca’s story, “Rabbit, Cat, Girl,” appeared in Year’s Best Weird Fiction, vol. 3. Her essays have appeared most recently in Tiferet Journal, Shadows and Tall Trees, The Manifest Station, Jaded Ibis Press, Lunch Ticket, and The Rumpus. Rebecca has taught, led workshops, and given presentations at Antioch University, Antioch College, Antioch Writers’ Workshop, School of Advertising Art, Wright State University, Stivers School of the Arts, McKinney Middle School, Greene County Public Library, and Into The Blue Yoga. She served on the board of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, and lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with her husband, the writer Robert Freeman Wexler, and their daughter. Rebecca holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles, and blogs at www.rebeccakuder.com.
Martha Moody--Creating First Drafts. Martha has written four novels: her newest novel is Sharp and Dangerous Virtues. Her other novels include Sometimes Mine, The Office of Desire, and her first novel Best Friends. She graduated from Oberlin College and received her MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she also completed her residency training in internal medicine. Moody was a private practice internist for 15 years, then volunteered for ten years in a clinic for the working poor. Now she is fully retired from medicine, and focuses on her writing and on volunteering in educational programs in the United States and Israel. Learn more about Martha and her work at http://marthamoody.net/
Joanne Smith--Revision. Joanne (Jo) Huist Smith was an award-winning journalist for the Dayton Daily News where she chronicled the lives of people and issues shaping her Ohio community. Jo was awarded first place from the Ohio Associated Press for Best Community Service for her 2009 package of stories on heroin’s destructive path through rural and suburban neighborhoods. The judges said her series “delivers information straight to the bloodstream.” A life-long resident of the Dayton area and a graduate of Wright State University, Joanne is the author of the popular memoir, The 13th Gift, a New York Times' Bestseller. Learn more about Joanne and her work at http://13thgift.com/
Kate Geiselman--Editing. Kate Geiselman's essays have appeared at The Washington Post, Salon.com, the Rumpus, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and elsewhere online. She teaches writing and literature at Sinclair Community College, where she edits the college literary magazine, Flights. She is vice president of the Board of Trustees of the Antioch Writers' Workshop. Learn more about Kate and her work at http://www.kategeiselman.net/
Rebecca Morean--Now What? Submitting Your Work. Rebecca Morean is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and screenwriter. Her novels include The Bench, We’ve Got This, (both romance) In the Dead of Winter (mystery), and Azimuths (literary). She writes under her own name as well as the pen names Abbey Pen Baker and R.A. Morean. She has appeared on radio and television and served as president of the Antioch Writers' Workshop. She is both self-published and traditionally published by St. Martin’s Press, Avignon Press, and Escape Publishing (Harlequin). Learn more about Rebecca and her work at http://www.ramorean.com/