UPPAA to feature Writer’s Workshop in 2020

UPPAA Announces First Pre-Conference Writers’ Workshop

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Bethany Leonard, Red Ore Writers (Crystal Falls, MI)

Join us in Marquette for UPPAA’s first pre-conference workshop for fiction writers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020.  You will review key concepts, engage in writing exercises, share pages for critique, and edit your writing with support from authors and educators, Bethany and Doug Leonard of Red Ore Writers. You will receive feedback on six of your written pages–three through group critiques during the workshop and three you submit in advance for written edits and comments from the facilitators.

You will get to know other writers as you participate in learning activities on showing vs. telling, less is more, character development, dialogue, and giving and receiving feedback.  These topics will be explored through a variety of methods engaging you with the large group, small groups, in pairs, and individually.  Plan on bringing your laptop or your favorite pen as there will be time at the end of the day for you to concentrate on your own writing to apply the workshop concepts and the critique feedback. Facilitators Bethany and Doug Leonard, in combination, are published in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, have many years of experience teaching including college writing, corporate workshops, and editorial coaching, and have presented at state, national, and international conferences.

  • Workshop registration will open in early 2020 and attendance will be limited to the first 20 people who register
  • Your UPPAA Membership must be current to  egister for  this workshop.
  • There will be a small fee to attend the pre-conference workshop which is not included in your UPPAA Membership

Watch the spring newsletter and the UPPAA website  for more details as they become available.  If you have specific questions, please write to info@uppaa.org

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