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PREVIOUS WRITING WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE:

TOPICS HAVE INCLUDED:

 


Writers & Readers

FALL CLASSES 2015
“With Carmen and seven other beginning writers (the first Writers’ Circle, 2009) offering suggestions and ideas on each chapter, my novel, Amour et Vengeance, took shape. It only took two years to get a printed version. Some readers thought it was an entertaining story.” - J.B., Fort Worth

FORT WORTH: The adjoining video offers a preview of Writers Circles, these small groups—poets, essayists, memoirists, creative nonfiction scribes and novelists. It’s an eclectic group, all with a story to write. In each session, I offer instruction; fellow participants provide feedback to “make it better.” We meet once a week:
Tuesdays, 7-10 pm or Wednesdays, 2-5 pm at my home in West Fort Worth. The groups are small to foster mutual support, to give each writer the room to learn and to grow.

Writers Circles continue for six-week sessions. Tuesday’s group will start again Oct. 20; Wednesday’s, Nov. 11. Contact for more information or to reserve a place: [email protected]
P. S. The name? Earliest “storytellings” took place in a circle around a campfire.

AT SMU IN DALLAS: I'll teach "Short Fiction," learning to plot, characterize and mesmerize readers in the short story format. That will be Thursdays, October 22 - November 12, 6:30 - 9 pm. Happy to visit with you, [email protected]. Or, contact SMU's Writing Path, www.smu.edu/creativewriting.


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DALLAS, AT SMU’S THE WRITING PATH one student said: “I am so enjoying your class that I've registered for the next. Thank you for your sharing your expertise. We have all been learning so much.” (JH of Dallas) 


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INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION: I work with writers to learn the basics or to expand their craft and art of writing. Private sessions are by appointment. Schedule at: [email protected]


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AND THEN, THERE’S MANUSCRIPT EDITING…
It’s been my privilege to edit the works of an array of writers—bloggers, essayists, novelists, short story writers, memoirists and narrative nonfiction writers—TO HELP them shape their work for publication.
I EDIT by appointment in order to give proper attention to each piece, so just give me a call or email me at: [email protected].

I have the good fortune of teaching writing—plus publishing strategies—to an array of writers with diverse writing projects—fiction and nonfiction, prose and poetry. Teaching venues vary also—from classroom, to living room, to to conference, library and convention halls.”

For all these I get to apply over 40 years of experience that range from journalist to magazine freelancer to book author.
NOW, I combine teaching, editing…and individual instruction.

Contact me at: [email protected]


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Conference Speaker

Speaking on “POV & Voice,” East Texas Writers Guild Workshop, 2015


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