EDISON — A writers’ workshop open to the public will be held at Middlesex County College on Saturday, Oct. 27. The program mixes sessions on writing skills with practical tips on selling what you have written. There is also a spoken word contest; the winner will receive $100.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to spend the day with published writers and learn their secrets,” said Professor Melissa Edwards, who is coordinating the program. “We’ll have sessions on blogging, writing children’s books, memoirs, poetry, writing research papers, journalism, playwriting, how to teach creative writing, plus one on how to market your work. It promises to be an excellent program – and very valuable for writers and aspiring writers. This is the fourth writers’ workshop; the first three were very well received.”
Public school teachers may earn six Professional Development Credits at the workshop.
The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees may take part in a “spoken word/essay” contest, in which they present their own work. The winner will receive $100.
Lunch is provided. Workshops include:
- Writing about the Law, Ron Goldfarb
- Writing the Research Paper, Melissa Edwards
- Poetry Workshop, Emanuel di Pasquale & Hank Kalet
- Writing for the Stage and Screen, Ben Marshall
- Writing About Nature, Gert Coleman
- Blogging, Chandra Hayslett
- Marketing Your Books and Magazine Articles, Shirley Wachtel
- How to Write Children’s Books, Frank Finale
- The Memoir, Shirley Wachtel
- Teaching Creative Writing to Children, Melissa Edwards
- Journalism in the Digital Age, Hank Kalet
“Express Yourself” is being offered as a fundraiser to support the publication of the Middlesex County College literary journal. The registration fee is $75 (same day registration is $80); students are $35. Teachers who enroll five students may attend for free.
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