Looking for inspiration with your Winter writing? The Writer's Retreat is an annual program hosted by Englewood Public Library featuring local, award-winning authors. This year Denver Public Library will be hosting a live meetup on Zoom to participate virtually!
Register below to join one or all of the inspiring presentations online. Note: The sessions will not be recorded. *Note: In-person registration with Englewood Public Library is now full.*
10:00-10:50 a.m. Hillary Leftwich – Memoir & Personal Essay Hybrid
Digging Up Your Ghosts in Writing - Memories and images we have buried all have a voice within our writing. This workshop focuses on helping you unbury these memories to create or build on a piece of writing that’s been dead and needs life breathed into it. We will discuss and practice tools to help dig up your ghosts, read examples from other writers, and examine what is successful and how you can utilize these techniques to find the voice you want others to hear.
11:00-11:50 a.m. Manuel Aragon - Fiction & Film
Adapting Film Concepts and Technique into Your Writing Toolkit - In this generative workshop, we will compare tools from cinematic concepts after viewing film clips from Moonlight and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Through writing prompts and discussion, we will work through adapting together these cinematic concepts while learning to utilize the tools used in film in our own writing toolkit.
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00-1:50 p.m. Suzi Q. Smith - Poetry
Experiments in Poetry - In this generative workshop, we will examine the tools and approaches we use to name and define ourselves and our observations. Through comprehensive discussion, close reading and a series of writing prompts, we will aim to expand our uses of language and experiments in form.
2:00-2:50 p.m. David R. Slayton - Fantasy
World-Building from the Fatal Flaws - Speculative worlds need grit and flaws in order to feel real. This workshop will help you find your world's darker side, the critical and complex issues that your heroes can't resolve. We'll look at some historical examples and discuss societal, economic, and resource issues that can help deepen your world's reality.
3:00-3:50 p.m. Panel Discussion