Writer Workshop in Hot Springs Arkansas October 18 & 19, 2013

Want to attend a Writer Workshop in lovely Hot Springs, Arkansas? Be sure to sign up for the one happening Oct 17 & 18, 2013, hosted by the delightful people at Fine Arts Center! Classes to be held at Emergent Arts on Whittington Avenue.
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Oct. 8, 2013 - PRLog -- Pro Se Publications' Tommy Hancock and Morgan Minor
Journalist/Author Lee Ann Story
Author William R Eakin

These headliners will be hosting some wonderful Workshops on Friday October 18 and Saturday October 19 at the Emergent Arts on Whittington Avenue.

Want to know more about the publishing world? Pro Se is there to field questions!

Want to know how to write or recognize Haiku? Lee Ann Story will show you how!

Want to not only write but also sell your stories? William R Eakin has some great advice!

Hosted by the delightful people at the Fine Art Center in Hot Springs, Ark, these Writer Workshops are meant to help aspiring talents to not only translate their stories from the mind to the paper, but also find possible markets for it.

Please do not delay! Fill out an application and submit today!

WRITING & PUBLISHING WORKSHOP 2013

The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs
• (501) 624-0489
• (501) 545-0534
• info@hsfac.org
• www.hsfac.org

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

All classes are held at Emergent Arts, 341 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs

Full Workshop Pass - $7, includes Saturday lunch & Imagicopter Panel

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Getting Published in the Small Press World / Pro Se Productions

The Ins & Outs, Dos & Don’ts of being Published in today’s vibrant and growing small press publishing world. Learn just how much getting published has changed, the reasons why, and how to use that to your advantage. Attendees should bring their work for critique and potentially be offered contracts that day.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm / $40 class fee; 12 students maximum

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Book Sale at Historic Downtown Farmers Market
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs / 7:00 am – noon

Pulp and Genre Fiction Writing / Pro Se Productions

Pulp Fiction, once considered sleazy or just stories written on cheap paper in the 1930s and 40s, has actually transformed into both a writing style and a new viable market for publication. Learn what Pulp is, how it compares to and differs from Genre Fiction, and how both have a big place in modern reading and publishing.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm / $30 class fee / 15 students maximum

Big Things, Little Packages: The Beauty of Haiku / Lee Ann Story

This class teaches a brief history of haiku and demonstrates traditional haiku. Participants will learn to use both traditional and more modern methods of composing haiku poems. Danger: This minimalist form of poetry is addicting!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm / $20 class fee / 15 students maximum

Box Lunch & Imagicopter Panel Discussion

$10 per person; provided with full workshop pass

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Minding the Muse: Finding Poetic Inspiration / Lee Ann Story

This class introduces a little history behind the idea of free-verse poetry, teaches the value of poetic expression to the individual and also to society, and provides fun exercises that allow each participant to find inspiration from within. Each participant will compose two to three poems by the end of the workshop. This is a popular workshop that seems to attract both novice and experienced writers.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / $20 class fee

Writing Like Kudzu—And Selling It, Too / Bill Eakin

Bill will discuss some writing practices and then give both general and specific advice on where and how to sell genre short fiction. Attendees are asked to bring a single page story (less than 500 words) to read aloud for critique, marketing advice, and publishing advice.

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm / $30 class fee / 12 maximum

WRITING & PUBLISHING WORKSHOP 2013

The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs
• (501) 624-0489
• (501) 545-0534
• info@hsfac.org
• www.hsfac.org

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Pro Se Productions / Tommy Hancock – Steeped in pulp magazines, old radio shows, and all things of that era’s pop culture, Tommy Hancock lives in Arkansas with his wonderful wife and three children and obviously not enough to do. He is Partner in and Editor in Chief for Pro Se Productions, is an organizer of the New Pulp Movement, was a founding member and original Editor-in-Chief of ALL PULP, works as an editor for Seven Realms, Dark Oak, and Moonstone. He is also a writer published by Airship 27 Productions with more work to be published by other companies in the coming months. He also works as Projects Coordinator for Moonstone Entertainment and is actively involved with several conventions, both as a guest and Panel Planner, including Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, Mid-South Con, and Shadowcon (Which he will be the Writer Guest of Honor for in 2014.)

Pro Se Productions / Morgan Minor – A recent graduate of University of Memphis, Morgan Minor has taken a home with Pro Se Productions, a quickly growing New Pulp publisher out of Melbourne, Arkansas. Assisted by Tommy Hancock, the Editor-in-Chief of Pro Se, she has experienced writing and editing with the likes of Walter Mosley, esteemed writer and philanthropist in a new production named "Black Pulp," a collection of short stories featuring fictional over-the-top black characters such as John Henry. Working on her own collection of fictitious heroines, Morgan plans to have them published by the end of 2013, including characters such as Scheherazade, the Queen of Arabian Nights, and Marion Stone, the Knights' greatest Weapon, featured in May 2013's edition of Pro Se Presents (under the now retired pen name Alyssa Swift).

Lee Ann Story Sikora – A Northeast Mississippi writer, Lee Ann is known in her region for leading fun, dynamic, and educational workshops – both paid/private workshops and free public workshops for the Crossroads Poetry Project. She is a former reporter and humor columnist for The Daily Corinthian in Corinth, Miss., a widely published poet, and she has had several short stories published in the scifi/fantasy genre. She has also served as editor for several poetry collections – most recently, the hilarious Bubbaku - haiku poems for the enlightened redneck, currently available at albanlakepublishing.com. She is married to poet, Keith W. Sikora, and she has four grown children, and one beautiful little granddaughter with a second grandchild still under construction.

William R. Eakin – An author of some 100 short stories, William has stories in places like Analog (see the October, 2013 issue), F&SF, Ellen Datlow’s Sci-fi.com, Fantastic Stories, numerous issues of Amazing Stories and more times in Realms of Fantasy during its fifteen years than just a handful of other writers. His reprinted short-stories have been collected in five of his own book volumes, which can be found on-line at Sam’s Dot Press (under “Storybooks”) or at smashwords.com. Bill lives in Clarksville, Arkansas, in a house on a cliff with a giant rock in the living room.
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