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My Writing Truth & Beauty Workshop for the IWWG, March 25, 2017 in Florida


A Day of Creative Writing by the Sea

March 25, 2017, Ponte Vedra, Florida

Women Writers - Greet spring by breathing new life into your writing at the Florida Fling! Please join the International Women's Writing Guild for our 2nd annual regional day-long writing conference in Florida for an opportunity to warm up, awaken, bloom, refresh, renew your words and your writer-woman self:

Florida Fling 2017

WHEN:  Saturday, March 25, 9:00 AM5:15 PM

WHERE:  Ponte Vedra, FL (north of St. Augustine)

FEATURING a book fair, open readings, a catered lunch, and two fruitful workshops:

Writing Truth & Beauty: Using Your Personal Photos for Creative Writing in Poetry & Prose  with Kelly DuMar

Making More of Memoir: Tools for Drawing Readers To and Into Your Nonfiction Writing  with Judy Huge

For the conference venue and schedule, workshop descriptions, presenter bios, a printable flyer, and REGISTRATION, click HERE.

Additional event information will be included in your registration-confirmation email, but if you have further questions, contact Marj at iwwgquestions@gmail.com.

Workshop Descriptions & Instructor Bios

Making More of Memoir: Tools for Drawing Readers To and Into Your Nonfiction Writing

This workshop provides both new and experienced writers with practical tools and personal advice for adding depth to your nonfiction writing: keys to building better bridges between yourself, your reader, and the world outside your door. Coaxing a “sympathetic resonance from the reader” is the difference between writing the stories people choose to read on airplanes and the ones that speak gently to the depths of the human spirit.

Judy Huge graduated cum laude from Goucher College,   where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and holds a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University. She is the founder of the Goucher (College) Teachers’ Institute, a graduate program focused on improving the teaching of writing. Her own consulting firm, Work/Write consulting, helps clients make a difference in the way they define, approach, and solve the communications and management challenges that are unique to their particular situations. Judy is the author of “A Middle-Aged Woman and the Sea,” a tale of memoir and transition published in Women in the Wild, as well as her own business column and travel articles for the Gannett newspaper chain. She is a contributing author to 101 Ways You Can Help: How to Offer Support and Comfort to Those Who Are Grieving. Judy is Board President of the IWWG.

Writing Truth & Beauty: Using Your Personal Photos for Creative Writing in Poetry & Prose

The photos we save and the photos we take show what we care about and hope to preserve, what moves and mystifies us, the people, places, stories and experiences that bring meaning into our lives. In this workshop, we’ll write creatively from personal photos that arrest our attention and unpack why they do. 

Kelly DuMar is a playwright and poet from the Boston  area whose recent workshop presentations include the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, the Power of Words Conference, True Story Theater, Berkshire Women Writers, Playback North America, and the New England Theatre   Conference. She is the author of a nonfiction book, Before You Forget: The Wisdom of Writing Diaries for Your Children, and won the Lit House Press Poetry Chapbook Award for All These Cures. Her newest poetry and prose chapbook, Tree of the Apple, has been published this year by Two of Cups Press. Kelly’s award-winning plays and monologues are produced around the U.S. and Canada. Her award-winning one-act play for youth, The Adventures of Rocky & Skye, was published by Youth Plays. Kelly is a past president of Playwrights’ Platform, Boston, where she led play development activities for many years. She founded and produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights at Wellesley College.      www.KellyDuMar.com