On Saturday, November 5, Mindy Hardwick will lead two writing workshops. Workshops will run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fee for each is $25. Both workshops will be at the Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. Click here for a registration form.
Writing From Life: Flash Fiction–10 a.m. to Noon
It’s short. It’s fast, and it’s fun. Mindy will lead us through exercises to “mine our memories” for ideas. Then, we’ll take those rich ideas and turn them into pieces of flash fiction. You’ll learn about publishing markets open to Flash Fiction. This is a great workshop for writers wanting to learn more about Flash Fiction, memoir writers looking for new writing ideas, and high school writing teachers looking for new ways to teach writing.
Writing the Picture Book: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Picture books are the most beloved story form of children’s writing. But, how easy is it to write a picture book and how can the knowledge of picture book writing help writers who are working on longer stories? Join Mindy to learn to create a memorable character and how to structure a picture book. The workshop is perfect for writers and educators who want to better understand how to work with and teach the elements of story.
Mindy Hardwick is a published children’s writer and educator. Her middle grade novel, Stained Glass Summer is due out December 2011, and her young adult contemporary romance novel, Weaving Magic, will publish April 2012. Mindy has facilitated a poetry workshop with teens at Denney Youth Juvenile Justice Center for five years. Her flash fiction and narrative non-fiction about the youth has been published with Between the Lines and Glass Cases. Mindy is co-editor of four anthologies, written by the youth, entitled, Call It Courage, I Am From, Because I Wanted to Be Loved, and Please Brave Me, Don’t Cry. Visit Mindy at: www.mindyhardwick.com