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Preparing for a Writing Workshop
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Preparing for a Writing Workshop

by Terri Barnes

Much of the hard work of writing is solitary. Writing workshops give wordsmiths an opportunity to gather in a community of writers to hone their craft through guided instruction, peer feedback, and spending time simply writing. Depending on the workshop format, writers prepare by setting goals, submitting finished work or work in progress, and distancing themselves from normal daily distractions so they can fully engage in this vulnerable, rewarding experience. […]

Writeaways Workshop Leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell
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Writeaways Workshop Leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

She views the world through the eyes of a poet. He constructs scenes with the curiosity of an investigative reporter. As coleaders of their signature Writeaways workshops, Mimi Herman and John Yewell balance differing viewpoints and teaching styles to shepherd a community of writers. Their personalities and writing backgrounds appear so complementary, the pairing seems purposely orchestrated. Their serendipitous relationship is eighteen years strong and growing. […]

Strive Publishing: Growing Community Uplifts African-American Stories & Dreams
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Strive Publishing: Growing Community Uplifts African-American Stories & Dreams

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

Mary Taris, founder of Strive Publishing, has a dream to publish children’s books and young adult novels that inspire African-American youth to follow their dreams. “Students need books that are contemporary and relatable—books about families that look like them, doing things they do, or things they dream of doing,” she says. “The name Strive Publishing represents the continuous effort and resiliency it takes to turn dreams into reality.” And as her community of supporters grows, Mary is determined to do just that. […]