Meet 11-year-old author at City Park Thursday

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 25, 2014

Logan Mauldin, 11-year-old author of “Step Up Your Game to Win the Game,” will be at City Park recreation center on Thursday at 5 p.m. to talk about how he became an author.
The center is at 316 Lake Drive. All children who attend will get a free copy of Mauldin’s book.
The event is sponsored by Salisbury Youth Council. For more information, email or call 704-638-5217.
These one-day intensive classes by The Writers’ Workshop, for any level writer, meet on Saturdays, 12-5, at Providence Presbyterian Church, Providence Road, Charlotte. Registration is in advance only, by mail or online at Financial aid in exchange for volunteering is available. For more information, please contact or 828-254-8111.
June 7: Fiction Writing with Dale Neal. Students will learn techniques for crafting the short story or novel — developing characters, conflict or plot, dialogue and tension. Publishing information will also be given, and students may bring up to five pages and a synopsis for in-class review. Neal holds an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. His short stories have appeared in North Carolina Literary Review and elsewhere. His novels include “The Half-Life of Home” and “Cow Across America,” winner of the 2009 Novello Literary Award.
June 21: How to Self-Publish and Sell Your Book with Peggy DeKay. Whether you are a published author or writing your first book, this class will give you a comprehensive guide to making money by self-publishing. It will cover everything from creating a manuscript to selling your book on Amazon and in bookstores, the smart and profitable way. Tips will be given on how to use print-on-demand technology and CreateSpace to publish and sell your book. DeKay is the author of “Self-Publishing for Virgins.”
July 12: Creating and Publishing the Poetry Chapbook with Richard Krawiec. This workshop will explore poetic revision strategies and ways to identify themes and organize poems into a collection for submission. Information on submitting to literary publishers will also be discussed. Students may bring up to 10 poems to the class for review. Krawiec is the author of two chapbooks, “Breakdown” and “She Hands Me the Razor.”

He has been published in Shenandoah, Witness, NC Literary Review, Florida Review and Cream City Review, among other journals.