Monday, May 27, 2013

Reading as writers and freelancing workshops offered at 2013 David R. Collins Conference.

Felicia Schneiderhan will be teaching two three-day workshops at the 2013 David R. Collins Writer's Conference: "Reading as Writers" and "So You Wanna Be a Freelancer."

Felicia grew up on the Mississippi River as the daughter of a nun caught by a fisherman. Her fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and journalism have appeared in dozens of publications. A former Artist-in-Residence at MWC, she currently lives in northern Minnesota with her husband and two small tsunamis.

"Reading as Writers" will focus on a handful of literary masters including Alice Munro, Issac Babel, and Raymond Carver, studying their writing to improve attendees' own. Participants will read and discuss selected short stories to expand their knowledge of scenes, point of view, voice, and short story structure. Writing to practice the new techniques learned is also included.

"So You Wanna Be a Freelancer" will serve as a "crash course" in the business of pitching, writing, and selling nonfiction articles to magazines and newspapers. Attendees will learn about the most popular forms for publication and how to find the right market, write a query, and pitch an idea. No experience is necessary.

The 2013 David R.Collins Writer's Conference will be held June 27th through 29th at New Hall at St. Ambrose University located at 518 W. Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa. The conference also features three day writing workshops on a variety of topics including novels, creative non-fiction, speculative fiction, poetry, and literary collage; critique sessions; luncheons; and free events. Discounts are offered for MWC member and early bird (before June 15th) registrants. Click here for more details. The conference is made possible by our generous sponsors: Modern Woodman of America, St. Ambrose University English Department, Illinois Arts Council, and Genesis Health Systems.

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