Story Catcher Writing Workshop and Festival:
A GREAT PLACE TO CREATE!
As we near the application deadline for our two Intermediate Workshops (May 10th) we have a few updates.
FIRST: Please share and distribute our most up-to-date version of the workshop poster, with some updated images: 13storycatcherposterpage
SECOND: Please note we have an update to Linda M. Hasselstrom’s Memoir/Nonfiction Intermediate Workshop that we think will be very appealing to writers in our region. The workshop is entitled Family History: Dancing Skeletons, and will focus on writing about family or local history. Full details of the workshop are included below in the updated program. Continue reading
In an earlier blog ( http://wp.me/p3fZAT-K) I outlined the schedule and lots of details about the great writers we have on tap the Story Catcher Workshop this year (May 28-31) . Here are some important updates:
The May 6 Scholarship Deadline is drawing near. Click here for the application: scholarshipap13
We’ve got a new promotional flyer for the workshop. Get a PDF version here: 13StoryCatcherPAGE
The Full Schedule and Description can be found here: Storycatcher Program 2013
Please sign up! Registration for the ADVANCED workshops closes on May 10–but general registration for the workshop is open until our first day. Spread the word! This is an excellent opportunity for those of you writing fiction, non-fiction and poetry for some hands-on workshops, critical feedback and inspiring instruction from acclaimed authors and teachers who are passionate about writing and can help you get published.
We offer advanced workshops on revising your fiction and non-fiction, and a wide variety of sessions focused on poetry, story telling, blogging, memoir, generating new material and submitting your work for publication.
We wrap it all up with a festival celebrating the work of everyone involved in the workshop, from published authors to beginners.
Veronica “Nikki” Highfill
From donut shops to Virginia Euwer Wolff and everything in between, the international English Honor Society convention in Portland was one for the books. I love trips as much as the next guy, but a trip that involves being surrounded by literally hundreds of English lovers of all kinds? Sign me up. Continue reading
Attending the Sigma Tau Delta Conference in Portland, Oregon was an amazing adventure! Exploring the city of Portland, listening to speakers, and being with fellow English lovers made this experience unforgettable. I was amazed at the number of sessions that we could attend and I wasn’t disappointed by any of them. Portland is an incredible city and offered some great highlights for this trip. Continue reading
Having the opportunity to go to Portland for the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention was an experience I will not likely forget anytime soon. I had the opportunity to speak to actual authors and poets and hear how their writing process works. I met Ursula K. LeGuin, Timothy Egan, Anne Fadiman, Carl Adamshick, Alexis Smith, and Virginia Euwer Wolff. Each of these individuals had something different to offer and had a unique perspective on life. Their experience as authors was interesting to hear about because there are not very many moments in life where I will be surrounded by so many different types of authors again. Continue reading
I love words. I love the infinite mutations of English’s 56 basic phonemes, companionable into innumerable words with numberless meanings and applications. Think of it: anything you feel, any state of being, object, action, or description you can think of is possible. Each word is a circular reflecting pool of meaning. You can use general words: broad strokes which can be applied to many things, like “good,” to express yourself. But these skirt the edge of meaning, leaving cloudy trails in the bank mud and not satisfying the spectrum of human understanding. Continue reading
The drive to Denver was early. We left at 5 a.m. sharp. Nikki won’t have it any other way. She also pled no stops during the five-hour drive. Luckily I rode in Nate’s car. We took a bathroom break in Sterling, CO. In the airport we sat around for 45 minutes before our plane boarded. It was better to be safe than sorry. We got through security in a jiffy. I felt tiresome yet excited about attending the convention in Oregon. As the plane descended to land, the view of alpine trees and mountain fronts along the Columbia River was astounding. Continue reading