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Can you believe it’s already May?  This year is flying by.  I’ve had a lot of abundant busy-ness since January, and I can’t wait to see what the summer has in store. I already know I’ll be teaching (and learning) a lot, between the community college, yoga teacher training, and The Arts Center.  More about that now!

As you’re gearing up for the warm weather, why not flex your creative muscles with me?  I am teaching a few workshops at The Arts Center in Carrboro, NC this summer, and I am so excited about this opportunity.  If you’re interested, here’s the schedule:

FLIGHTS OF FANCY: YOUNG ADULTS FANTASY WORKSHOP: Sunday, noon-4pm, May 19 (one-day workshop)

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This one-day workshop will introduce writers to YA Fantasy.  We will talk about the different facets of the fantasy genre, including paranormal, and we will work through some writing exercises to get your juices flowing.  In addition to writing, we will discuss industry trends and the hero’s journey.  Put your magic cap on and get ready to fly away with us!

I’m repeating this workshop on Saturday, June 15, as well!


THE INS AND OUTS OF INDIE PUBLISHING: Saturday and Sunday, noon-4pm, June 22 & 23 (two-day workshop)

Saturday, June 22, 2013 to Sunday June 23, 2013
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This 2 day intensive workshop is for anyone considering diving into the murky pool of self-publishing.  We’ll talk about how to do it, including an examination of some of the different formatting guidelines.  We’ll also discuss aspects of self-publishing that many writers forget: cover art, editing, and marketing.  At the end of this class, you will have the tools you need to publish your book.  We’ll also discuss ways to use social media to leverage your book into the spotlight.

*Participants should have a completed manuscript.

*Computers will be available for students’ use, or you may bring your laptop.


I’d love to see you there!  If you’re interested in signing up, contact The Arts Center for more information: 919.929.2787