How to sell Your Words
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. $15 in advance or $20 at the door
Do you want to write articles for websites or magazines? Do you want to find an agent for your novel? Laura will cover several areas of query writing to help you sell your first piece or polish a query letter that needs help (please bring copies if so). Bring a notebook, a pen, and your favorite magazines (if you have any laying around).
Laura Kepner founded Safety Harbor Writers & Poets in 2010 and has been working to build a strong community of writers, readers, and poets ever since. She is co-author of A Brief History of Safety Harbor Florida and has had numerous non-fiction stories published both in print and online.
Writing Funny – “How to make readers laugh, or at least, smile.”
Taught by Debbie Klein
Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
What are you? Some kinda wise guy? You think you’re funny?
Debbie Klein will help to hone your creative writing skills. While she won’t promise you’ll get published and make a million bucks (although it’s probably more likely than winning the lottery or being struck by lightning) she will help you bring humor to your writing.
Debbie wrote a column for Tropical Breeze for three years. Shewrote scripts for a Public Access TV show called Entertainment Notebook and she flunked out of a damned good college, which means she was accepted! The Tampa Bay Times has printed a few of her stories, and the family asked that she write something for Aunt Esther’s ninetieth birthday. She is also completing a compilation of stories to be published by Chapter Two Press.
You must reserve a space prior to the class by registering through this link or making a payment in the amount of $15 at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center by noon on the day of class. Walk-ins will be accepted at a cost of $20 as long as space is available. (ticket link coming soon at SHAMc.org)
The Art of Storytelling
Taught by Walt Belcher
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Everyone has personal stories that can be compelling, amusing, and inspirational. Learn how to identify and share the experiences you’ve lived through and how to tap your imagination to enlighten and entertain. Storytelling is a great way to explore your creative side. Learn how to build suspense, inject humor, and use body language and voice to engage the audience. A member of the Florida Storytelling Association and the Southern Order of Storytellers, Walt Belcher has 40 years’ experience telling stories as a newspaper journalist. He also has taught media writing at the University of Tampa.
You must reserve a space prior to the class by registering through this link or making a payment in the amount of $15 at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center by noon on the day of class. Walk-ins will be accepted at a cost of $20 as long as space is available. (Visit shamc.org and search current classes for ticket link)