Classes, Panels, and Events

Classes, Panels, and Events

Pat Conroy Literary Center Presents the Fourth
Writers’ Retreat Weekend at the Anchorage Inn
Beaufort, South Carolina
March 6-8, 2020

Join faculty members Tiffany Quay Tyson, Mindy Friddle, Bren McClain, William Walsh, Stephanie Austin Edwards, and agent Emma Patterson for an exclusive writers retreat weekend at the historic Anchorage 1770 Inn in the heart of beautiful Beaufort by the sea. Participating writers will immerse themselves in a collaborative experience with our distinguished faculty of award-winning writers and publishing professionals as they share their insights and experiences in the same generous mentoring spirit as the late Pat Conroy. In the retreat’s intimate setting, writers will get to know each other and our instructors over three days and two nights of empowering workshops, discussions, writing prompts, readings, critiques, and social gatherings.
Learn more and register. Space is limited.

4-Week: The Writers’ Toolbox—Where Craft Meets Inspiration
Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver
Mondays beginning March 16
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Dialogue, Setting, Character, and Pacing: We’ll spend one week on each craft element with the first hour devoted to discussing and studying examples of published work and the second hour set aside for generating our own work inspired by the discussion. For writers of fiction or creative non-fiction.
*Required text: On Writing by Stephen King
Register now.

8-Week: Intermediate/Advanced Novel Workshop
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Mondays beginning March 16
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This workshop is for the experienced fiction writer grappling with a novel. Discussions and writing exercises will focus on issues such as voice, perspective, narrative arc, emotional resonance, characterization, setting, pacing, and more. Writers will learn to identify what is working well and what isn’t working yet, and gain strategies for managing the complex process of writing a novel. Each writer will submit two excerpts from their manuscript for constructive critique. This workshop is for writers who have completed a draft or a significant portion of a draft of their novel.
Register now.

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