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Chuckanut Writers - Engaging Readers with Powerful Point of View with Laurel Saville

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
WCC - Kelly Hall 105
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Point-of-view entails much more than the "I," "He/she," or "You" perspective. By analyzing exceptional work and engaging in writing exercises, you'll learn how "point-of-view violations" negatively impact the reader experience and to skillfully use point-of-view craft to add depth to characters, dimension to scenes, and force to narrative flow.

4 sessions, $125

Chuckanut Writers - Writing To Inspire with Roby Blecker

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
WCC - Kelly Hall 106
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Those who inspire help make the world a better place. If you've ever read a story of hope, struggle and triumph, or the fulfillment of a promise that resonated with you, you know what it feels like to be touched by inspirational writing. Through moving examples and exercises, we'll explore and practice ways to create writing that can inspire others, raise spirits, and connect with hearts.

3 sessions, $95

Chuckanut Radio Hour 12th Anniversary Show!

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 6:30pm
WCC Heiner Theater
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

This month the Chuckanut Radio Hour will celebrate its 12th Anniversary with two authors who hosted stand-out Lit Live! events in 2018.  Local authors John Hoyte and Luci Shaw both graced our Readings Gallery to great acclaim, and we are pleased to welcome them to the Heiner Theater stage as our guest authors!

Chuckanut Writers - The Writer’s Toolbox: Building Strong Characters with Roby Blecker

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
WCC Foundation Building
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Explore the creation and handling of protagonists, antagonists, minor characters, and a "chorus"--any or all of which can figure in your fiction. Work with descriptions, motivation, concealing and revealing, and the ways in which your choices affect the overall piece in these workshops with local author Roby Blecker. Bring examples of characters you've created or want to create to class. One-hour lunch break provided.  

1 session, $95

Chuckanut Writers - The Writer's Toolbox with Roby Blecker: Package of All Six Workshops

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
WCC Foundation Building
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Join Roby Blecker for this linked series of practical exercises that will provide you with tools in your writing toolbox.  Our goal will be to emphasize and improve your craft as a writer. Rather than general theory, this series of classes gives you writing practice at your level, challenges you to move in and beyond that level with confidence. If you have a work in progress or if you are just thinking about ideas to work on, this class will provide you with the means to take the next step. These workshops can be taken as a whole, or you can select from some individual workshops to suit your needs and schedule. 

6 sessions, $475

Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring Sharma Shields, The Cassandra - Fiction!

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 6:30pm
WCC Heiner Theater
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

*DATE CHANGE* Date changed to February 19!

From the author of Village Books staff fave, The Sasquatch Hunters’ Almanac, comes a long-awaited new novel!

The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during WWII, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind.

Chuckanut Writers - The Writer’s Toolbox: Writing Compelling Dialogue with Roby Blecker

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
WCC Foundation Building 101K
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Very few works of fiction contain only one character, and how characters interact with one another often requires them to use direct speech. Explore the differences between realism and reality in characters’ voices, vocabulary choices, avoiding “infodump” while still conveying information, and the power of character silences. One-hour lunch break provided.  

1 session, $95

Chuckanut Writers - The Evolution of a Book: Idea to Fruition with Abbe Rolnick

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
WCC - Heiner 103
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Join author Abbe Rolnick as she takes you through the detailed process of bringing a book into the world. Course covers the inception of an idea, defining genre, acquiring writing skills, understanding the process of editing and revision, creating a compelling cover, and completing the last steps of distribution and marketing. Standards set by the publishing world and developed by the Independent Book Publishers Association will be used as a guide. She'll also explore the advantages and disadvantages of using a publisher, self-publishing, hybrid publishing, and author accountability.

1 session, $45

Chuckanut Writers - Wild Mind Writing with Nancy Canyon

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
WCC - Kelly Hall 106
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Spend four evenings discovering the power of “wild mind writing”. Based on Natalie Goldberg’s book, Writing Down the Bones, this intriguing class frees the mind through a unique practice that eliminates writer’s block. Instructor Nancy Canyon will lead new and experienced students through a variety of exercises--rewarding participants with a daily practice-style, fundamentally changing one’s writing forever. Ms. Canyon  invites all curious minds to enroll.

4 sessions, $149

Chuckanut Writers - Building Story with Scenes with Laurel Saville

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
WCC - Kelly Hall 105
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

As the building blocks of narrative, well-rendered scenes reveal character, create atmosphere, develop place, push plot, and express voice. Through detailed analysis of exceptional scenes and various writing exercises, you'll learn to deconstruct scene-writing craft and create vibrant, effective, memorable scenes that bring your writing to the next level.

4 sessions, $125

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