"The Write Word" an interactive workshop with Rachel McMillen

Rachel McMillen, Spring Writes Nanaimo, VIRL, Harbourfront Library
Date & Time:
04/27/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm


Type:
Phone: 250.753.1154 x.238
E-mail: nanaimoharbourfront@virl.bc.ca

Two books. Two good plots. One you can’t put down, the other you don’t even pick up. Why? In the majority of cases, it is simply the way the author has chosen to use language. As Virginia Woolf once said, the English language has been “out and about” and words have picked up “baggage” far beyond their actual definition.  “The Write Word” is an interactive workshop designed to help authors choose and use the right words, words that invite the reader to step into their stories. For those starting out on the writing journey – and even for those who are well along the path. We will examine examples from both modern and classical works, and work on several short exercises designed to increase your ability to choose the best word to portray your story.
  

Bio: Rachel (R.J.) McMillen is the author of three books, with a fourth, Green River Falling, to be released by Touchwood Editions in May, 2016. Dark Moon Walking, the first book in the Dan Connor mystery series, was nominated for both the Edgar Award and the Kobo Emerging Writers award in the Genre (Mystery) category. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including the recently released anthology All Our Words Needed Saying. She has written numerous magazine articles, including several cover stories, and for many years had a weekly newspaper column. Rachel currently teaches Creative Writing in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
Cost: Free!
Registration: http://www.bcwriters.ca/event-registration/#id=103&cid=1226&wid=1201

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