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Front row (left to right): JT, Gene, Maddy
Back row: Sharyn, Karen, Dixie, John, Mimi and Candy.

2018 Tuscany Writeaway Coverage

Our scholarship winner, JT Blatty, and Books Make a Difference publisher, Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito, attended the 2018 Tuscany Writeaway at Villa Cini and Villa Casanova Oct 17-24, 2018 with workshop leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell of Writeaways and five other writer participants. Here’s a look at how the Writeaway week unfolded. […]

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. […]

Mimi Herman consults with writers Heather and Megan at a writers' workshop. Photo by Gary O'Brien.

Creating a Writers’ Workshop: An Evolved Model

by Meagan Frank

What does it take to create an effective and meaningful writers’ workshop? Seasoned workshop organizers from the University of Iowa’s Summer Writing Festival and Writeaways destination workshops share their perspectives on fostering creative communities of writers using an evolved workshop model, and seven steps to consider when building your own writers’ workshop. […]