Writers Workshop with Krisan Murphy

  • 10 Oct 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Turnage Theater, Washington, NC


  • Discount member's price.
  • The Public is invited to attend.

Registration Closed

Autumn Saturday Workshop Series

The Dual Muse of Writing: Solitude and Synergy

We are happy to present a hands-on writing workshop featuring a quality writing teacher in an outstanding setting. You may bring your lunch or eat in one of the nearby restaurants.

Workshop Schedule:

10:00 - Session 1: Starting Points

In this session writers take a look at the two worlds writers must work in to succeed. It will include tips for writers as they work alone and benefits of working together with other writers. No one will fall asleep in this session which is all about work. Writers put pen to paper in fast-paced exercises that help breakdown writer’s block.

11:00 - Session 2: Sharpening your Tools

This session demonstrates the difference between showing readers and letting them touch, taste, feel, hear, and smell the world that your words create. Part two of this session on revealing character and plot will help writers sharpen dialogue writing skills. These two sessions push writers to test their skills and learn from doing.

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch

1:00 - Session 3: Submitting your Words

Writers guess the authors and titles of famous works, then go in depth to analyze the strength of these classic works. To further propel writers to go public with their work, writers are given simple keys to getting in the top percent of the slush pile.

2:00 - Session 4: Modeling Synergy

The best session of the day comes last, when writers form groups to give feedback on submissions. In this non-intimidating session, writers learn from each other and experience first-hand the benefits of a writing critique group. Writers are given help in forming and keeping writing goals.

INSTRUCTOR: Krisan Murphy is a teacher and writer passionate about the benefits of writers working in community to sharpen their skills.

Krisan holds a B.A. in English from the University of Texas and has received local and national recognition for her children’s fiction, flash fiction, and non-fiction.

A member of neighboring Carteret Writers Group and the Seascribes critique group, Krisan is a part-time freelance writer, book reviewer for Children’s Lit, Director of a Challenge program for Classical Conversations, and facilitator of a writing group for young adults.

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