Thursday, May 1, 2008

Experts talk about writing

The Press-Enterprise

A day of free writing-related seminars and workshops will be held Saturday in Redlands.

The event begins at 10 a.m. with a workshop "Landscape Your Manuscript" with Marilyn Cram-Donahue, author of 30 books. She will discuss the importance of setting in stories for children and young adults.

11 a.m. -- Novelist and short story writer Bruce McAllister will discuss "Why Short Story Writers Are Such Happy People."

Noon -- "Bridging Genres -- Fiction, Nonfiction and News" with John Weeks.

1 p.m. -- Readings by the Monday Night Writer's Group.

2 p.m. -- A cartooning workshop with 'Big Jim' Gilbert, who will also discuss writing for children.

3 p.m. -- Seminar features Robert Reginald talking about finding a writer's voice.

4 p.m. -- "Writing a Memoir" with James Brown.

5 p.m. -- "The Deep Connection Between Poetry and Prose" with Carter Burke.

6 p.m. -- "Screenwriting Basics" with Jill Sweitzer.

All day Phil Yeh will create a mural with help from the community and will talk about his work as an artist and writer.

Seating is limited. Citrus Plaza Barnes & Noble, 27460 Lugonia Ave. Redlands. 909-793-4322.

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