Qualities of Light

A heartfelt story of family, friendship, and against all odds, budding love.

--Jonathan Odell, author of The Healing

Moore traces the contours of shadow without ever letting us forget the transformative

power of light.

--Kaethe Schwehn, author of The Rending and the Nest


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Remote writing workshops on Zoom

sponsored by Grub Street, Boston

Your Book Starts Here:  Learn to Storyboard Your Book! 

(Saturday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

Learn a simple technique that many professional writers use to build a strong structure of a novel, memoir, or nonfiction book--via storyboard brainstorming. We'll take ourselves through the steps of building a storyboard from "islands," or snippets of writing/scenes that aren't yet in sequence, then look at the balance of inner and outer story to help them become chapters.   Find out more >


sponsored by the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

The Art of Theme and Voice in Fiction and Memoir  

(Saturday, October 10, 12:00-5:00 p.m.)

Every writer craves an authentic voice and strong themes--the elements that make writing stand out.  Through innovative writing exercises, readings, and discussion, we'll explore the mechanics and art of developing and placing theme and voice in your writing. Find out more >


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