Calling all writers (and other artists!) The Dark & Stormy Beach Weekend November 4-6 in Manzanita is packed full of workshops
One great way to spend a Dark & Stormy weekend at the beach? Improving your craft, and workshopping ways to fund your writing and art projects. Get a registration form here. For more information about the workshops, contact Tela Skinner at email@example.com or 503.368.6504 or Vera Wildauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971.344.5691
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.
Writing From Life: Flash Fiction
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
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
For Writers and Artists:
Sunday, November 6th, a workshop for both writers and artists will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., bring a brown bag for lunch. Fee is $65 for the first twelve attendees who register by October 24th; $95 thereafter. The workshop will be he Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita.
Fund Your Creative Project: Grant Writing for the Visual, Literary & Performing Artist
In this hands-on workshop, artists and writers learn to take a good idea and transform it into a compelling grant proposal. Discover how to research funding, decode application questions and create a budget that makes your application irresistible. Bring any writing you have about yourself or your work, including artist statement, project descriptions, or reviews, if any. Participants will have time to clarify their ideas and receive moderated feedback from the group and direct coaching from the instructor. Open to both experienced and novice grant writers.
Previous workshop participants have gotten grants to do things like:
• build a website
• fly to Europe to attend a conference
• attend an artist’s retreat
• put on a play
• hire a mentor
• take a workshop
• stage a performance installation.
Gigi Rosenberg is a writer, speaker, workshop leader and grant-writing guru. Her book, The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing, grew out of her acclaimed professional development workshops launched in Portland, Oregon, and taught in Chicago, New York and throughout the Pacific Northwest at colleges, conferences and arts organizations. Visit www.gigirosenberg.com.
The weekend is a joint event of the Manzanita Writers’ Series/Hoffman Center and the Manzanita Business Alliance, and is made possible in part by a grant from the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition.