Writing Events

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To reserve your space, please call 770-516-9989.  We look forward to being a part of your creative endeavors!


Our Summer Writing Classes! Pre-registration is required for all. Call FoxTale Book Shoppe at 770-516-9989. PLEASE PROVIDE BOTH PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL. You will receive an invitation to join the video class via email. Classes facilitated by Beth Hermes, Author.
 
YOUTH WRITING PROGRAMS
If you have kids at home who want to do some CREATIVE WRITING, JOURNALISM, etc. (via VIDEO) over the summer – ENROLL THEM IN SUMMER WRITING CAMP! I'll do 5 days per week, 3 hours per day - grades 6-9 together, and grades 10-12 together. $150 for each 15-hour class.
Week 1 - CREATIVE WRITING - June 1-5, noon - 3 daily (Mon-Fri), grades 6-9
Includes introduction to FICTION, NON-FICTION, and POETRY.
 
Week 2 - JOURNALISM* - June 8-12, noon -3 daily (Mon-Fri), grades 9-12
Learn how to write interesting stories about your community, human interest, entertainment, and more. Includes a “Scavenger Hunt” writing prompt daily.
 
Week 3 - CREATIVE WRITING - June 15-19, noon-3 daily (Mon-Fri), grades 9-12
Includes introduction to FICTION, NON-FICTION, and POETRY.
 
Week 4 - JOURNALISM* - June 22-27, noon-3 daily (Mon-Fri), grades 6-9
Learn how to write interesting stories about your community, human interest, entertainment, and more. Includes a “Scavenger Hunt” writing prompt daily.
 
*If there's enough interest, I'll offer additional camps in July.
 
 
CREATIVE WRITING BOOT CAMP
11 am – 2 pm
Being a writer takes COMMITMENT & CONFIDENCE, but first you need to figure out how to get out of your own way when it comes to turning nuggets into ideas, and ideas into written works.
 
That's where FoxTale's wildly popular CREATIVE WRITING BOOT CAMP comes in.
 
Using thought-provoking prompts, tips and tricks from the masters of the craft (Stephen King, Amy Tan, Natalie Goldberg, Elizabeth Berg & more), you'll learn how to turn up the heat on your writing projects.
 
Just $60! Call FoxTale Book Shoppe – 770-516-9989 – to reserve your space!
 
 
SOUL COACHING
Wednesdays, starting in July. Wednesday, July 8 – Wednesday, August 26. 6-8 pm.
In this 8-week course, participants will take part in the 28-day program of “clearing and cleansing the different aspects of your life: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual,” using the energy of the elements of nature – air, water, fire, and earth. This course is based on the book by Denise Linn. This program includes journaling, daily affirmations, a personal contract, and more, to uncover their authentic, creative, joyful selves!
Normally $149, plus book. SPECIAL PRICING for 2020 Video Classes: $99, plus book! (Please purchase the book through FoxTale Book Shoppe – 770-516-9989 – to support your local independent book store. Thank you!)
 
A NOVEL APPROACH … continues
Are you writing a novel? How about a memoir, or a poem, or essays? *You don’t have to be writing a novel to enjoy A NOVEL APPROACH! This bi-weekly “drop-in” workshop is open to writers of every genre! Come once, or sign up for multiple workshops, where we’ll discuss how to start, how to stay motivated, how to edit – and everything you need to enjoy your writing project. Features lively discussions and support from a true writing community. Just $20 per two-hour session!
June 6 – 10 am – 12 noon
June 20 – 10 am – 12 noon
July 11 – 10 am – 12 noon
July 25 – 10 am – 12 noon
August 8 – 10 am – 12 noon
August 22 – 10 am – 12 noon
 
JULY FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP: It’s A Mystery
We’ve amended our Flash Fiction-writing series to accommodate health and safety practices, by holding class VIA LIVE VIDEO.
This 3-hour workshop includes prompts, writing challenges, discussions, sharing & gentle critique, and editing. You will then have FIVE DAYS to complete your work (short story or poem, up to 2,500 words) and submit it for publication in the July “It’s A Mystery” Flash Fiction mini-anthology. Price includes 3-hour workshop, prompts, and copy of book.
*Minimum class size: 6 students.
Saturday, July 25, 2020, 1-4 pm - $120
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PENDING NORMALCY BELOW:

August

Creative Writing Boot Camp

Bring your notebook and a fast-writing pen (with a back-up pen, just in case!) for three hours of writing prompts, discussion, and more writing prompts! “Everybody writes, everybody reads.” Prompts are designed to motivate you and stretch you out of your writing comfort zone.

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1-4 pm - $75

 

September

Flash Fiction Workshop – topic: “Pass the Parcel”

Bring your laptops or tablets for this one!

Two hours of prompts and writing; Third hour – editing and discussion.

At the end of class, you’ll submit your writing (short story, poem, etc.) from the class for inclusion in a mini-anthology. Price includes 3-hour workshop and copy of book.

*Minimum class size: 6 students.

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 1-4 pm - $120

 

October

Critique Workshop

Each participant brings one piece of writing, up to 2,500 words (just one copy; writer reads their own work) to present to the group; and receives guidelines on the art of “Gentle Critique.” Following each reading, every member of the group uses the guidelines to offer feedback and suggestions – based on the guidelines – to help each participant strengthen their work. Great opportunity for those who are in the middle of writing, or who are preparing to edit, a large piece of work, to learn how their writing is perceived by a reader.

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 1-4 pm - $75

 

November

Creative Writing Boot Camp – NaNoWriMo* Edition! (*National Novel-Writing Month)

Bring your notebook and a fast-writing pen (with a back-up pen, just in case!) for three hours of writing prompts, discussion, and more writing prompts! “Everybody writes, everybody reads.” Prompts are designed to motivate you and stretch you out of your writing comfort zone. Everyone welcome, regardless of whether you are doing NaNoWriMo!

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 1:30-4:30 pm - $75

 

December

Editing Workshop

Whether you’ve been working on a project all year, just finished NaNoWriMo, or have a few pieces you’ve been writing, this workshop will help you learn techniques to edit your work with minimal frustration (no tearing it up or hitting “delete”!). Discussion and sharing.

Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10am – 1pm. - $75

 

 

Facilitator: Beth Hermes, Author