Writing Workshop

September 5, 12, 19, & 26th, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Truth and Consequences: The Pitfalls of Writing Biographical Fiction

Experts say, “Write what you know!” But is that good advice? How much should we draw upon personal experience when we write fiction, and what are the risks? Writing workshop facilitator Debra Robbins returns to the Wethersfield Library to present a biographical fiction writing workshop Thursday evenings in September.

This four-part writing workshop will focus on crafting fiction that is based on people and places we have known. The literary world abounds with writers who have done this consistently and successfully. Participants will study the fiction of some of those writers in order to perfect their own skills. Writing exercises will focus on the development of character, dialogue, and setting as they are rendered through the revision process. Come prepared to write, read, and critique while building confidence in your own work within a supportive, congenial group of fellow writers.

The workshop meets four Thursday evenings: September 5, 12, 19, & 26th, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Since the writing assignments build upon each other, participants are asked to attend all four sessions.

Registration is required as space is limited. Wethersfield residents only through September 1st 2019. Non-residents may register after that date. You may register in person at the Wethersfield Library or by calling the Information Desk at 860-257-2811. Wethersfield Library is located at 515 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield CT.