Happy New Year, friends and learners! We hope you had a fabulous holiday. We're 12 days into 2017. Have you settled back into reality yet?
In the spirit of carpe diem we'll dive right in. This post is about WRITING. We have a robust, loyal writing program here at the BCAE, and our Jan/Feb term is serving up an amazing variety of writing classes with some truly talented instructors. Let's start by raising our pens in salute to Emily O'Neill.
|Emily O'Neill has taught the Creative Writing Workshop at the BCAE for 3 years. Her first book of poems, Pelican, was the winner of YesYes Books' first annual Pamet River Prize. Publisher's Weekly called the debut "forceful, exceptional," and the organizers of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale's Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival agreed, awarding the book its annual Reading Series prize in poetry. O'Neill recently traveled to Carbondale to accept the prize and read alongside other Devil's Kitchen award winners. Her next book from YesYes, a falling knife has no handle, is forthcoming in 2018.|
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Tuesdays, Jan. 17 - Feb. 28 (7 sessions)
$210 / $179 member
with Your Opening Pages
In this class she gives you an inside look at how to make a first impression with an editor or literary agent. The class will cover: common pitfalls found in first sentences and first pages, tips for how to avoid clichés and overused beginnings, and the pros and cons of using a prologue as the opening chapter of your novel.
(And, for those of you who need a refresher on the basics before diving into a year of storytelling)
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