Writing Group Workshop: Details!

Please join us at the 2011 Wisconsin Book Festival, THIS Saturday! Event details below:

All About Writing Groups: How to start one, find one, & make yours work for you
Sat, Oct. 22  |  1:30pm – 3:00pm

MATC-Downtown Education Center

In this interactive session, participants will learn from experienced writers what makes writing groups effective, which pitfalls to avoid, and how working with other writers can take your writing to the next level. Participants will be able to network with other writers and meet representatives of writing groups looking for new members. Handouts and online networking tools will be made available.

We’re incredibly excited to offer writers this rare, face-to-face opportunity to connect with writing groups looking for members, and to meet other writers interested in working together to form new groups of their own. Writers will be able to network according to genre.

NO registration necessary. Please contact Guy Thorvaldsen at GThorvaldsen [at] matcmadison.edu for more information.

This session is a joint production between Madison Area Technical College-Downtown Campus and the Wisconsin Book Festival — a program of the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

All the Write Stuff

The 2011 Wisconsin Book Festival line-up is shaping up to be one of the best yet in the Festival’s 10-year history — and we’re excited to see such a strong emphasis on the writing and publishing side of things. You can’t have books without writers — and because writing can be a lonely pursuit, places like the Wisconsin Book Festival give us a much-needed sense of community.

The Writing Group Panel is one of several writing and publishing-related events on tap later this week. We hope we’ll see you at more than one!

Join us at the Wisconsin Book Fest!

We’re incredibly excited to be able to offer another networking workshop at the 2011 Wisconsin Book Festival. This is a perfect session for anyone looking to join a writing group, start a new one, or add new energy to an existing group. And it’s FREE!

In planning the session, we’d love to hear from you. What do you get out of your writing group experience? What, in your experience, have been some of the pitfalls? If you’ve never been in a group before, what attracts you to the idea now? Post your comments here, or write to us offline at write.wisc@gmail.com.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 22 — more details will be posted here and on the Book Fest website soon.