Virtual Programming

February 2022 Programming Announcement

Title: Show, Not Tell

Speaker: Shirley Jump

Length: 1 hour

This most basic of writing concepts can also be one of the most difficult to master in the beginning. Join New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump as she leads an interactive workshop that gives you easy, manageable tips that will have you bringing your fiction to life right away. Hands-on work with feedback helps you actually see the difference between telling and showing and employ the techniques in class.

Bio: Shirley Jump is an award-winning, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon, and USA Today bestselling author who has published more than 80 books in 24 countries. As the owner of JumpStart Creative Solutions, Shirley also does book building, content editing, ghostwriting, and author coaching. She has worked with celebrities from The Today Show and Bravo TV as well as former NFL players to craft their stories in a unique and compelling way. A former reporter and communications director for a marketing agency, she uses her diverse background to help clients create impactful content.

March 2022 Programming Announcement

Title: Being a Journeyman Writer, Writing Longevity/Keeping It Fresh, and Making a Living Without Being a Superstar

Speaker: Katherine Garbera

Length: 1 hour

About the workshop: Over the past 25 years, I have been a published author and have learned some tips and tricks along the way to both roll with the punches and find success navigating changes in the publishing market, editors, tropes and storytelling. This 60 minute workshop will offer you proven techniques, advice, and skills you can use for your own path as a working writer.

Bio: Katherine Garbera is the USA Today best-selling author of more than 120 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who’ll listen.
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