May 20, 2008

FCLA Summer 2008 Creative Writing Workshops.

Florida Center for Literary Arts

Paths to Publication with Janell Walden Agyeman (Tues., May 27-July 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

Learn how the publishing industry works and receive personalized guidance preparing your tools for finding the right agent and publisher. Get professional feedback while you create effective presentation tools.

“Say What?” Writing Good Dialogue with Nick Garnett (Tues., May 27-July 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

Learn how to recognize, appreciate, and create effective dialogue and avoid the traps which can bring your story to a grinding halt. You’ll come away from this class with the skills necessary to make your dialogue work for your characters and your story.

Poetry: A Short Course in English Metrics and Forms with Michael Hettich (Wed., May 28-July 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

In this class, you’ll examine the most commonly-employed metrical patterns in English poetry and attempt to understand how these patterns work to create the rhythms of vivid poetry. Sample poems, practice scansion, and listen for the rhythms of thought each poem enacts. Attempt original writings in a wide range of traditional poetic forms – from the sonnet and villanelle to the haiban and ghazal.

Elements of Nonfiction—It’s Not What You Think with Elizabeth Hanly (Thurs., May 29-July 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

Explore the range of the genre focusing on those who created “new journalism”–Tom Wolfe, and Gay Talese–those who are working in the ground between Latin America, the Caribbean and The States–Richard Rodriguez and Edwidge Danticat–as well as less well-known writers who are pushing the genre still further, sometimes writing essays as free verse.

Tuition: $95. For more info on workshops, instructors and registration forms, visit, or call (305) 237-3940.


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