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events calendar OF virtual programs

Continue to check here for updated virtual SCWA workshops and writing programs that will focus on writing craft and publishing. 

Upcoming events

    • 29 Feb 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Join top agent and author Paula Munier for a one-hour talk on how to hook readers - and agents and publishers - with a memorable opening.

     Munier is the senior agent at Talcott Notch Literary Services and a USA TODAY bestselling mystery author.

    Over 20 years, Munier has conceived, created, produced and marketed content in all formats across all markets for such media giants as WGBH, Fidelity, Disney and Gannett.

    Her books on writing include The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings: How to Craft Story Openings That Sell, Writing with Quiet Hands: How to Shape Your Writing to Resonate with Readers, and Plot Perfect: How to Build Unforgettable Stories Scene by Scene.

    A Borrowing of Bones, the first in her ongoing mystery series, was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award.

    Munier’s books on writing have been called brilliant, practical, inspiring, and “loaded with tips and tricks.”

    Program is free for SCWA members; $25 for nonmembers.

    • 28 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Holly Goddard Jones, Caucasian woman

    Join acclaimed author Holly Goddard Jones for a one-hour talk on how to write memorable short stories and novels.

    Jones, who teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, is the author of four books. Including two short story collections, Antipodes and Girl Trouble, and two novels, The Next Time You See Me and The Salt Line, a literary sci-fi/fantasy novel. Publishers Weekly called Salt Line "seamless" and "thrilling."

    Her stories--she received The Fellowship of Southern Writers’ Hillsdale Prize for Excellence in Fiction--have appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South, and Tin House magazine. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Jones received a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio State University.

    Her work has won praise from other award-winning Southern authors:

    “Holly Goddard Jones is one of our greatest storytellers—period,” says Florida author David James Poissant. 

    “Holly Goddard Jones writes like a force of nature,” adds Kentucky author Silas House. “Her prose is strong, solid, and full of power. ... “

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