Tomorrow’s critique will be canceled and rescheduled for next Sunday. The MWW Director had a recent hospital stay and is still recovering. He should be better by next week, and we will post updates along the way. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Due to some new scheduling at my day job, I am going to have to readjust some things on the calendar for MWW. All Wednesday and Sunday activities will remain the same. Outside of this Saturday’s seminar, however, Saturday events and other evening events will be rescheduled. I will update the calendar as soon as possible once I determine when to hold the new events.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
J Boone Dryden
Wednesday, October 24, 7:00pm
Wauwatosa Public Library
7635 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI
Meet Pat Laffery, author of Anno Domina, and one of the Milwaukee Writers Workshop’s veteran members. He will give a reading from his newly-published novel and field a Q&A afterwards with attendees.
Sunday, October 28, 7:00pm
Zen Den, Intercontinental Hotel
139 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Pat Lafferty will sit in on a reading of his novel at the Books & Booze Meetup group and field questions from those in attendance.
You can pick up his novel at the All Things that Matter Press website or on Amazon.com.
Hey there. So we’re doing some adjustments to the website today and tomorrow to better direct people when they come to MWW.com. Please pardon our mess as we straighten up and please email me with any questions you might have: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey there everyone!
So here are a few changes we’ve made to the calendar/schedule:
1. We’ll now have “Workshop Wednesdays.” In order to make it easier to schedule your time around our workshops, you can count on workshops being at 5:30pm each Wednesday at Gravity Connect.
2. We’ll also have “Seminar Saturdays.” Each month we’ll have at least one seminar split between two Saturdays. Check out the calendar to see what we’ve got each month.
As we develop new programming and work to best suit our members, keep checking back here at the website.
Also, we’re working diligently on the issue with documents. I’ll update again when we’ve figured it out.
Here is a list of our upcoming events for July.
July 12, 5:30pm: Short works critique & discussion; Alterra Shorewood
July 14, 5:00pm: Passive vs. Active Voice; Gravity Connect
July 18, 4:30pm: Building Suspense; Gravity Connect
July 19, 5:30pm: Maximalism vs. Minimalism; Gravity Connect
July 25, 4:30pm: Point-of-View; Gravity Connect
July 29, 12:30pm: Plotting Your Novel–Starting With Nothing; Gravity Connect
July 14, 2:30pm: Delineating the Spec Fic Genre, Part 1; Gravity Connect
July 21, 2:30pm: Delineating the Spec Fic Genre, Part 2; Gravity Connect
July 21-August 1, 6:30pm: Summer Writers Intensive
I was clicking around the blogosphere and found this little gem.
The Milwaukee Writers Workshop is always trying to improve its services, and we hope that this will entice our growing audience.
For those interested in the Summer Writers Intensive, we will be starting up a summer short session of the Mechanics of the Story (check soon for updates). It will be for two evenings a week — Monday’s and Wednesday’s — for five weeks just before the intensive starts.
Here’s the fun part, though!
If you sign up now for both courses, you’ll get to attend the Mechanics of the Story course for free! Just visit the Summer Intensive page today and sign up, and we’ll waive the fee for the story course!
On The Writer’s Almanac today, Garrison Keillor noted that on May 30, 1849, Henry David Thoreau self-published his first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers: “Since A Week was initially rejected, Thoreau was only able to publish it by paying for its printing from its sales. Four years later, after paying off the printing debt, Thoreau wrote in his journal that his publisher had delivered the remaining unsold copies to his home. He wrote, ‘I have now a library of nearly nine hundred volumes, over seven hundred of which I wrote myself.’ “