Seeing New: Writers Revision Workshop

3 Mondays, March 13-27, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tracy Maurer

Bring one piece of your current writing and discover new ways to see it. Learn tips and techniques for the revision process that can help you to look deeply into your work. Each session focuses on different topics: character and dialogue, setting and plot, story arc and theme. As a group, we’ll set friendly workshopping rules for participating and commenting (no critique). All writing levels are welcome; this class is best for writers with a fairly complete draft of a picture book, short story, or novel.

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WBCA Book Club

Tuesdays, March 14, April 11, May 16, 7:00-8:30 PM
Suzi Hudson

Join other friends of WBCA to talk about interesting books! Copies of each book will be available for purchase in the WBCA store.

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Writing Roundtable

Tuesdays, March 28, April 25, May 30, 7:00-9:00 PM
Mary Jane LaVigne

Join with fellow writers to talk about craft, try a short exercise, and share work. Bring paper, pen, and a writing sample of up to 500 words to read. Bringing work is optional.

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Am Now Writer: Public Reading

Tuesday, April 18, 7:00-8:30 PM
Mary Jane LaVigne

Join us for a public reading for writers of poetry, fiction, non- fiction, and more. Sign up to share your short essay, a few poems, fan- fiction, flash- fiction, or your novel in progress; anything you can present in 5 minutes or less. Or, just come to listen! “Am now writer” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald on his army discharge form, though he’d not yet sold a story. Whether writing is your avocation or vocation, it is our hope that this public reading helps you to claim this title for yourself. Reader registration required prior to the event.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald & White Bear Lake’s Literary Legacy

Monday, May 15, 7:00-9:00 PM
Mary Jane LaVigne
Join us for an in depth look at the legendary author’s White Bear Lake stories. We’ll examine the literary mechanics that turned the particulars of our suburban town into mythical Black Bear Lake. Writers, readers, and local history buffs are certain to find something that tickles them in this lively discussion.

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Postcard Flash Fiction

Monday, May 22, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tracy Maurer

Let your creativity wander to faraway places to help you write fun short-short stories. Using actual postcards from around the world for inspiration, you’ll write flash fiction that combines all the usual literature elements—setting, plot, and character—in less than 500 words. We’ll talk about what makes a story and how to give it flair without a lot of fluff. Where will your writing go?

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