Pat Carr Workshop Saturday                             Issue #41   April 27, 2014
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  Why You Need Pat Carr
  • Narrative Prose is Story, whether it be short fiction, long fiction, or creative nonfiction, such as memoir. Pat Carr will teach you how to get to the heart of your work quicker, sharpen the razor of your language, and create a narrative arc. Most of what she says will apply to all narrative prose.
  • To publish a short story is a great way to gain credibility for your writing while you're working on your longer work. Pat will talk about the markets for short fiction and how to give your story its greatest chance of success.
  • Pat is one of the most credentialed, accomplished teachers we've ever had. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a master.
Pat's workshop is Saturday.
More info and Register here. 

Writers' Night Out Returns to CARIBE
CARIBE--This Thursday, May 3.  (FIRST THURSDAY of the Month). Writers' Night Out will begin at 5 pm at KJ's Caribe Restaurant and Cantina. KJ goes all out for us and the food is amazing. Come join your fellow writers for food, fun, and a little writerly commiseration. Dinner is family style with both vegetarian and carnivore options for a flat $10 plus tip. And she has a full bar.  We had a blast last month, so come on out. 
Memoir Workshop Series Off to a Great Start

Rebecca Mahoney led a two-hour workshop from her home in New Hampshire via Skype last Thursday. She challenged participants to answer five key questions about their memoirs.
  • What is your story about?
  • What is the purpose of telling your story?
  • Is memoir the best method of telling your story and why?
  • What is the central conflict in your story?
  • Do you know how your memoir will end?

These questions form a solid foundation for creating a memoir with a compelling story and a strong story arc.

The next memoir workshop will be on Thursday, May 22, from 3 - 5.
Pat Carr AND a Parade
You can do some serious improvement on your writing and then let off steam afterward with Eureka's ArtRageous Parade. 
Pat's Short Story Workshop, which opens our summer series on short fiction, is May 3 from 9-4.  Find out more here.

The parade is downtown at 6 pm. The ArtRageous Parade is the traditional kick-off of the May Festival of the Arts and includes a stream of floats, art cars walkers, dancers, musicians, jugglers, and the Africa in the Ozarks drum and dance group.  
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Calendar is Updated Weekly
May 3 - Pat Carr, Short Story

May 4 - Fayetteville Writing Circle

May 11 - Roundelay

May 18 - Fayetteville Writing Circle

May 22 - Second of Memoir Series with Rebecca Mahoney

May 25 - Roundelay

June 22 - Tales of the South Oral Storytelling Workshop with Paula Morell
More Info and Registration for Any Workshop HERE.
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