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ChathamArts fall writers workshops continue

By Les Palmer
Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2006

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Pittsboro, NC - Writers of all levels and genres are invited to hone their skills at one or more ChathamArts Writers' Workshops this fall. Small classes led by local professional writers will cover poetry, journalism, memoir, creative non-fiction and an introduction to creative writing on selected Saturday afternoons at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro through November 18.

Class space is limited and participants must register in advance at ChathamArts, 115 Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro, or by completing an online registration form. Each workshop is $25 for the general public, $20 for ChathamArts members; you may take three workshops for $60; $50 for ChathamArts members. Contact: 919-542-0394 or info@chathamarts.org

Comments from the first two workshops:

"I enjoyed Tom's workshop very much because of his focus on instruction.
There is so much to learn and I feel as if I just got a taste. It left me wanting more,..... The class was well structured."

"It was a wonderful workshop. Doris was so helpful and encouraging. It was especially useful for me to share my writing before class time and get specific feedback from Doris and my classmates. That took a great deal of Doris's time, and I am so appreciative."

Upcoming workshops are from 1 to 4 p.m. on the following dates:

Oct. 21: Journalism with Paul Cuadros. A reporter who has written for Time magazine and other major media, Cuadros is the author of "A Home on the Field," the story of the state championship Jordan Matthews High School soccer team he coached, and the challenges they overcame as immigrants in a rural community. He will cover writing styles for print and broadcast media and book-length projects, and how to approach non-fiction writing and a journalism career.

Nov. 4: First Person Singular - The Diary or Memoir, with Judy Hogan.
Founder of Carolina Wren Press and author of five poetry books and two prose works, Hogan will help you start a journal and dig deep for stories that provide enlightenment and meaning. Her extensive diaries can be found in the Special Collections at Duke University Library. Hogan lives in Moncure and teaches at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh.

Nov. 18: Creative Non-Fiction with Marjorie Hudson. Writing exercises and short readings from great works of creative non-fiction will help you get started writing from imagination and memory. Hudson, who lives near Pittsboro, is the author of "Searching for Virginia Dare," a finalist for the Sherwood Anderson Award. She is working on a novel about the changing rural landscape and a memoir about father.

ChathamArts is a countywide, nonprofit arts council that presents and supports the arts in the schools and the community with gallery exhibits and special activities throughout the year. For more information on the Writers' Series, please call 967-3716.

 
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