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Writing workshop starting at Laughing Sky

Whether you are just beginning to write or you are experienced and looking for some inspiration, The Laughing Sky Writer’s Workshop will help.
The workshop is open to writers of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. We will focus on creating new work, revision and craft.
Each week, participants will receive brief lectures on writing mechanics, along with an exercise that complements the lesson. Then writers will present their work for constructive feedback.
Each participant can expect to write three new pieces, as well as workshop two pieces and refine at least one for a final reading. The final reading takes place at the workshop’s commencement, and writers are welcome to invite family and friends to hear them read.
The workshop will also have a guest writer and a guest editor to answer any questions about craft, the writing life, submissions and publication.
The Laughing Sky Writer’s Workshop is Sept. 16-Oct. 14. The meetings will be each Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $50. Spaces are limited.
Guests include Jessie Carty, a poet, writer, editor and publisher who received her MFA from Queen’s University of Charlotte. Carty is the author of the chapbook, “At the A&P Meridiem,” as well as a number of other published poems and essays. She is also the founding editor of Folded Word Press and Shape of a Box, YouTube’s First Literary Magazine.
Helen Losse is the author of “Better With Friends,” published by Rank Stranger Press in 2009 and the poetry editor of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Her recent poetry publications include The Wild Goose Poetry Review, Shape of a Box, Distillery and Hobble Creek Review. She has two chapbooks, “Gathering the Broken Pieces” and “Paper Snowflakes.” Educated at Missouri Southern State and Wake Forest universities, she lives in Winston-Salem.
Workshop leader Jennifer Koerner is the owner of Laughing Sky Books. She’s been a contributing editor for MiPoesias Magazine. Her poetry and short stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and have appeared in journals including Margie, The New York Quarterly and Culture Magazine. She is represented by the Helen Rees Literary Agency in Boston, Mass.
Laughing Sky Books is at 123 E. Innes St. Call 704-314-0098 or e-mail jenni@laughingskybooks.com.

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