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May 2021

(Zoom) Songwriting with Edward Sparks

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Memorable songs don't write themselves. This week, Edward Sparks, talented musician, songwriter, and maker of fine instruments, will talk about the art of writing songs that speak to the heart. A lot of songs have great instrumentation, musical hooks, vocals, and harmonies, but the lyrics fall flat. Ed believes in lyrics that mean something to the audience: telling a story or conveying a message. He will share his songs and writing process with us and will be happy to take…

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June 2021

(Zoom) Writing Behavior & Psychology Accurately with Loriann Oberlin

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The process of developing characters can be a complicated one, after all, three-dimensional characters have numerous qualities and experiences that make them unique. Having a firm grasp of the psychology behind a character enables a writer to provide more context to their behavior and depth to their personality. Loriann Oberlin, a licensed clinical professional counselor and blogger for Psychology Today, is an expert on many topics regarding psychology and behavior. She is an accomplished writer, having authored eleven non-fiction books,…

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July 2021

(Zoom) Dynamic dialogue: A writer’s guide with Shelly Desjarlais

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dialogue can be one of the trickiest components to any piece. It can easily become stilted, jumbled, or just plain boring. How can we add a decent flow and a touch of zing to our characters’ conversations? Shelly Desjarlais has a few tips and tricks that will make your dialogue sing. To register for this online Zoom meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcuCgpz8jE9EpbkrjLEjaRCD2QlHOJ62q Shelly Desjarlais knew in first grade that she wanted to be a writer. By the age of fifteen, she was…

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August 2021

(Zoom) Mapping the Territory with Jean Diehl

August 18 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

At the heart of a novel are essential questions, emotions, and relationships that a writer may be drawn to – consciously or unconsciously – to explore over the course of more than one story. The writer’s territory is a place you have to draw your own map for. Award-winning author J.H. Diehl discusses her writing travels, from a childhood love of maps in fantasy novels to a life lived on four continents, including behind the Iron Curtain, and how mapping…

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