With funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the Loft Literary Center and Hennepin County Libraries have collaborated to create a series of free “First Pages” writing workshops taught by Loft Teaching Artists.
You can take any of several different one-hour classes with talented teaching artists (like me!) by signing up through the library’s website. Go to http://www.hclib.org/pub/events/ and select “Books and Writing,” click on “Find It,” then scroll through the results for the First Pages classes. You can register online or by calling the library branch hosting the class.
I’m teaching two different workshops this fall:
- First Pages: The Fine Print – How Do I Get Published on October 1 from 11 am to noon at the Eden Prairie Library (612-543-6275) OR on October 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Walker Library (612-543-8400). We’ll discuss practical information for increasing your chances of getting published. Get answers to important questions and guidance on the research that needs to be done to understand the publishing process.
- First Pages: Taking Your Great Idea From Brainstorm to Page on October 6 from 6 to 7 pm at the Minneapolis Central Library (612-543-8000) OR November 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Maple Grove Library (612-543-6450) OR November 10 from 6:30-7:30 at the Rogers Library (612-543-6050). Do you have a great idea for a book? Learn tips for getting that idea down on paper. You also will discover resources to keep you focused and motivated.
Other First Pages classes include (Re)Work It – Editing Basics; Creative Writing for Book Lovers; Once Upon a Time, There Was a Writer; Capturing Life – Changing Experiences; and No Fear, No Rhyme Poetry – Write Your First Poem.
I hope to see you at one of my First Pages events!