The Chattanooga Writers' Guild Fall Workshop Returns Oct. 21

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023
The Chattanooga Writers' Guild announces the return of their Fall Writing Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

The workshop will include a track with speakers revealing the craft of writing and a track for generative ideas, in which participants will spend time writing. To learn more about our workshop and sign up, visit their website. Advance registrations are encouraged.
Workshop schedule:
? 10:30-11 a.m.
- Check-in
? 11 a.m.-noon - Poetry with Earl Braggs or Generative Writing with Natalie Kimbell
? noon-1 p.m. -  Lunch - Included if registered by Oct. 16
? 1-2 p.m. - Fiction with Paul Luikart or Creating a personal Universe Deck with Sherry Poff
? 2:15-3:15 p.m. - Nonfiction with Sarah Einstein or Writing by the Numbers with Chris Wood
? 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Publishing with Aaron Quinn of Walnut Street Publishing
? 4:30-5 p.m. - Bookselling and Refreshments
In Session I Craft Track, Earl Braggs will speak about how language informs our writing and encourage writers to look at the world around them, which just may be looking back.

In Session I, Generative Ideas Track, Natalie Kimbell will jumpstart the morning with prompts to trigger writing, whether fiction, non-fiction or poetry. Prompts selected by participants will sometimes be based on chance as not every participant will write to the same prompt. 

In Session II Craft Track, Paul Luikart will discuss the first and third-person points of view and ways they can be expanded, contracted, and sustained as we write fiction.

In Session II Generative Ideas Track, Sherry Poff will help writers develop a Personal Universe Deck. This tool is a word bank that can generate ideas and inspire work in any genre. 

In the Session III Craft Track, Sarah Einstein will present The Triptych Flash Essay: A Generative Workshop: The triptych form, borrowed from the world of visual arts, presents the reader with three small pieces that, put together, create an understanding larger than its parts.

In Session III, Generative Ideas Track, Chris Wood will present Writing with Numbers: This session will offer several writing prompts to get you thinking in terms of numbers and how you can incorporate them into your writing.  

In Session IV, Aaron Quinn of Walnut Street Publishing. will present “Reimagining Publishing as Community Building.” In an ever-changing environment that can be unfriendly to independent publishers, how can an independent publisher reimagine their interactions with authors and community? The talk will include plenty of time for a Q&A.
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