Workshops

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SouthWest Writers offers workshops to advance the skills and marketability of writers. Experienced instructors guide participants through lecture, example and, often, critique to increase the quality of their writing.

What is the difference between a workshop and a class? A workshop is one session, and any work required of the students is done during the workshop session. A class is more than one session and usually includes assignments to be completed outside of class.

Workshops are held after the Saturday meetings in the same location.


Productive Presentations

 

With Loretta Hall

  • Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • 12:30 – 2:30 pm (after the meeting)
  • Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living Conference Room
  • $20 SWW members, $30 nonmembers

One of the most effective ways to market your book is to speak to groups of people who are interested in a related topic. It’s not much harder (in fact, maybe easier) than speaking to strangers individually at a book signing, and it results in a higher percentage of sales. It’s more fun, too. (Yes, public speaking can be fun, and Loretta will show you how.) This workshop will answer your basic questions about speaking to promote your work: why it is effective, how to find groups to speak to, what you should speak about, how to make your presentation engaging, and how to tame your butterflies.

Instructor’s Bio:

For more than a decade, Loretta Hall has been promoting her books by speaking to various types of audiences. She is a long-time member of SouthWest Writers, a former Board member, and a Parris Award winner. Loretta is also an officer of New Mexico Press Women, a member of the Historical Society of New Mexico’s Speakers Bureau, and a Space Ambassador for the National Space Society. In 2016 she was named Communicator of Achievement by the National Federation of Press Women.

 

 


Workshops you might have missed:2018

Creating time and place by creating language:  Writing with a sense of history by Jack Woodville London

2017

Connect to Your Intuitive Author Within
with Chloe Rachel Galloway
♦ Niche Markets:  Multiple Streams of Income
with Rose Marie Kern
♦ How to Create a Scene – Without Getting Arrested
with Melody Groves

♦The Perfect Pitch  with Rose Marie Kern, Melody Groves and Sarah Baker

2016

♦ The Artist’s Way Mini Intensive
with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Lea Real
♦ Outline for Success
with Gerald Hausman
♦ Blogging Your Way to Success
with Rob Speigel
♦ Books 101
with Barbe Awalt
♦ Adding Humor to Your Writing
with Steve Brewer
♦ Writing Great Dialogue: Listening to the Voices in Your Head
with Melody Groves
♦ How to Find Your Path and Follow it to Your Creative Destiny
with Sharon Niederman
♦ Making Your Fiction Shine with Cinematic Technique
with Joanne Bodin
♦ Writing from Photo to Finish
with Elizabeth Sloan
♦ Book Cover Design
with Michael Silva

2015

♦ Turning Fact into Fiction: Bending the Truth to Make it Fit
with Melody Groves
♦ What Has to Happen Before That Can Happen: Planning the Novel, Character- vs. Plot-driving, and Bringing it into the World
with Jack W. London
♦ How to Plot: Every Good Story Needs One
with Melody Groves
♦ Write What You Don’t Know
with Mark Stevens
♦ Giving Voice to the People in Your Head
with Sarah H. Baker
♦ Websites for Writers
with Loretta Hall

2014

♦ Getting Around Beginner’s Bumps
with Sarah Baker
♦ Write a Marketable Children’s Book in 7 Weeks
with Shirley Raye Redmond and Jennifer McKerley
♦ What a Writing Group Can Accomplish (Synergy)
with Patricia Walkow and Jim Tritten
♦ A Gathering for Picture Book Critique
with Betsy James
♦ Websites for Writers
with Loretta Hall
♦ An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation for Writers
with Debra Falcon


Workshop and Class Refund Policy

To ensure that SouthWest Writers can cover the cost of space rental and instructor fees, we have implemented a workshop and class refund policy. If you cancel one week before the workshop or class beginning date you will receive a full refund. Cancellations after one week prior up to 24 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop or class will receive a credit only toward a future workshop or class of your choice. If you do not cancel or don’t show up for the workshop or class you will receive no refund and no credit. For multi-session classes, if you miss a class, you receive no refund. We pay our instructors based on how many students enroll, so you are part of that roll count if you don’t cancel as detailed above.

If you have any questions or want to let us know what classes or workshops you’d like to have offered, please e-mail the workshop coordinator at SWWriters@juno.com.


Upcoming Events

  1. Loretta Hall: Researching Your Writing Project

    January 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - January 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

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