Workshop Descriptions

 

Writing for the Young Adult (YA) Market

Author Keith Gray will lead this amazing workshop.

In recent years Young Adult fiction has been outselling all other categories of fiction in both the UK and USA, and it’s still growing. But what exactly is YA fiction, how do you get involved and how do you write it well? Join award-winning YA author Keith Gray as he leads a fully interactive workshop uncovering this modern phenomena of the publishing world.

Using examples from famous writers as well as work-shopping your own ideas Keith will explore ways to capture the attention of today’s teenage readers with engaging and authentic storylines; the importance of characterization, voice and Point of View; the dangers of patronizing your reader and how to tackle contentious subject matter sensitively; developing your themes, revising your work and accessing the market.

This is the perfect opportunity to work with a writer who has over 20 years experience in the publishing industry. Expect lively, enjoyable sessions packed full of helpful hints and tips.

Class limited to 15 participants so register now to reserve your seat!

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Dates: Sunday January 14th and 21st, 2018

Time: 2:00 – 5:00

Where: 18th district, Vienna

Fee: €125, early bird fee (before December 10th) €110

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Poetry!

“Breathe in – experience. Breathe out – poetry.”

(Muriel Rukeyser)

This workshop immerses its participants in the – at first glance – shortest of all genres: poetry. You will get to know various forms (haiku, sonnet, sevenaar, ghazal etc.) and try them out, drawing from your own lives.

What we will cover in the workshop:

  • finding your topics and your own poetic voice
  • some theory
  • getting to know diverse forms of poetry – from sonnet to event poem
  • experimenting with language and sounds
  • reading poetry – and enjoying it!

Methods:

  • process-oriented approach
  • respectful and constructive feedback
  • inputs
  • exercises

Prerequisites:

You should enjoy writing, experimenting with language and trying out new forms and genres. You should like poems. You do not need to have any previous experience in writing poetry, but of course if you do, you are also very welcome.

Instructor:

Mag. Eva Kuntschner studied English and American Literature in Graz and Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a trained writing instructor and teaches professional, academic and creative writing in English and German.

Dates: April 13th and April 14th and May 4th and May 5th, 2018

Time: 4:00 – 7:30 PM on each of the above days.

WORKSHOP IS 14 HOURS TOTAL

Where: venue to be determined (somewhere central in Vienna)

Fee: €195

Class limited to 10 participants so register now to reserve your seat!

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Manuscript Assessment 

Do you have a draft of a novel, short story, memoir, or personal essay that you would like constructively critiqued? These one:one sessions are designed for those who wish to learn more about the craft of writing, re-writing and the process of getting published.

Topics covered: developing story ideas, strong beginnings, point of view, tension, character development, and finding the emotional truth of the story.

Instructor: Kirsten Donaghey is a published writer, editor, and story coach. She is the co-founder of Write Now.

For more information send Kirsten an email at editor.kd@live.com