Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
6-Week Writing Intensive & Publication in Anthology

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August 1, 2009 - September 12, 2009

Write your truth. Tell your stories. Make a commitment to yourself. Wherever you’ve roamed, whatever you’ve survived, however you live—it’s all fodder for your work. Your unique experiences are vital to creating and critiquing. This multi-genre workshop will serve as a tool for self-discovery and story excavation under the guidance of two professional writers in a focused, supportive environment.

Generate dynamic new material through exercises and peer review; revive dormant work using elements of craft, community and critique. By the end of the course, writers should be comfortable sharing their writing and offering constructive criticism. Participants are guaranteed one polished piece ready-for-publication, with rough drafts for many more. This polished piece is guaranteed publication in one of our upcoming anthologies. In our workshops you will not only learn everything you need to know to write a story ready for publication, you will learn how to submit a story, what editors look for, and you will actually be published. Publication is the first step to becoming a professional author. We want to give you this chance!

This is a multi-genre workshop for anyone serious about turning life stories into publishable works. Our stories span generations, theme, structure and region. Thanks to the Internet, Roaming Writers offers access to professionals and dialogue with a worldwide writing community.

Cara Bruce brings fiction, publishing and editing expertise to the class, while Shawna Kenney offers nonfiction and memoir advice. Both have nurtured many writers on their way to publication and have published previous anthologies.

Limited enrollment for maximum attention to your work. Waiting list maintained for next workshop. Space may be reserved by sending a writing sample or letter-of-intent to the email address below. All inquiries should be directed to:

Total Fee: $250, payable by check, money order, or Paypal

A partial deposit is required. Once enrolled, you will receive a password and link to the online Google Groups classroom, with instructions for uploading documents and initial introductions.

We look forward to reading your work!

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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