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Writing Workshop

March 22, 2010

In this special class for writers and storytellers, bestselling YA novelist Joyce Sweeney will guide you through the four basic elements of good writing; idea, voice, plot and structure with tips on finding which of these are your strengths and which are you weaknesses. Exercises will help you to learn how to showcase what you do best and improve what you need to work on.

This workshop will be held on Thursday, July 15th from 8:00 AM through 1:30 PM  and is open to Full and Merlin’s Circle registrants (and those who have purchased the stand-alone ticket).    Clarification:  This event requries a separate ticket. See the Registration Site for details. It will end in time for the Welcome Feast and include continental breakfast.

Joyce Sweeney
Joyce Sweeney is the author of fourteen novels for young adults. Her first novel, Center Line won the First Annual Delacorte Press Prize for an Oustanding Young Adult Novel. Many of her books appear on the American Library Association’s Best Books List and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. Her novel Shadow won the Nevada State Reading Award in 1997. Her novel Players was chosen by Booklist as a Top Ten Sports Book and by Working Mother magazine as a Top Ten for Tweens.
Her novel, Headlock (Holt 2006), won a Silver Medal in the 2006 Florida Book Awards and was chosen by the American Library Association as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Her new novel, The Guardian, focuses on the plight of foster children. Joyce also writes shorts stories and poetry- Her first chapbook, Impermanence, was published in 2008 by Finishing Line Press. Joyce runs a successful manuscript critique business and conducts three ongoing workshops in creative writing which have so far produced twenty-six published authors. She lives in Coral Springs,Florida with her husband Jay and cat, Phantom.


Updated 4/21/10

Sorry about the confusion. The word “and” should not have been inserted before “those who have purchased stand-alone tickets. It should have read:  “open to Full and Merlin’s Circle registrants  who have purchased the stand-alone ticket.”   

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2010 8:37 pm

    Does one need to sign up for this workshop in advance?

    • March 23, 2010 10:20 pm

      I expect there will be some type of sign up but I don’t have that information yet. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s announced.


  2. Heidi permalink
    March 28, 2010 12:07 pm

    It’s up in the Registration System now.

  3. Liese permalink
    March 30, 2010 5:07 am

    I would certainly be interested in attending.

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