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Courting the Muse: 2015 Writer's Conference

This event is offered every other fall.
The last one was Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Courting the Muse has been postponed for fall 2015.  We are working with a number of other organizations offering writing workshops in the area to determine next steps and possible collaboration on writing events.  meetings are taking place over the summer months.

2013 conference description:
Sharpen your pencils for a day of presentations, workshops, readings, and discussions designed to inspire and improve your writing. The day begins with an opening session with Patricia McNair, award-winning fiction writer and Associate Professor at Columbia University Chicago, and ends with several writers sharing insights into the range of options in the publication process. In between, create your own learning experience by selecting two workshops from six options highlighting different genres—fiction-writing with Patricia McNair, blogging with well-known visual artist and blogger, Philip Hartigan, playwrighting with Anne-Marie Oomen, poetry with Teresa Scollon, book proposals with Heather Shumaker, and cinematic writing with Lesley Tye. Explore publishing options with a panel of authors including Mardi Link, Heather Shumaker, and Aaron Stander. Read about our instructor biographies and their published works and accomplishments throughout their career. The finale is a feast of words as presenters share excerpts from their work.

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Past Presenters

The 2013 Writer's Conference featured the following writers as presenters and workshop leaders:

  • Patricia McNair
  • Philip Hartigan
  • Mardi Link
  • Anne-Marie Oomen
  • Heather Shumaker
  • Teresa Scollon
  • Aaron Stander
  • Lesley Tye
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