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November 16, 2021

 

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StokerCon®2022StokerCon®

Thursday through Sunday
May 12 – 15, 2022

The Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton
1405 Curtis Street
Denver CO, 80202 US

 

 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

11:00-12:00 pm.
Panel: Writing Routines and Schedules: Are They For You or Not?

With: Johnny Worthen (Moderator), Denise Tapscott, Jessica Ann York, Jessica McHugh, Sarah Langen

Most writers have day jobs. The world is a chaotic place. How do you realistically fit writing in this environment? Our panelists discuss various routines and habits they've developed to get your writing work done.
1:00-2:00 pm.
Panel: Bringing All The Elements Together: What Works and Doesn't with Plot Structure?

With: Johnny Worthen (Moderator), Britannic Zane, Dr. Chesya Burke, Gregory Bastianelli, Jo Kaplan

Plot can be loosely connected or tightly wound, but in the end it completes your story. Our panelists discuss the different plot techniques they used, which ones worked, and what failed.

 


IWCIdaho Writers Conference

Friday and Saturday
May 20 – 21, 2022

Boise Center, East
195 S Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83706

Friday, May 20, 2022

12:00-1:45 pm.
Lunch with Presenter
2:00-3:15 pm.
Workshop: Deeper Reading for Deeper Writing; An Introduction to Deconstruction

Saturday, May 21, 2022

2:00-3:15 pm.
Workshop: Writing to Theme

UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing 1 (LLWRC 780)LLWRC780

Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
May 24 - Jun. 28, 2022

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Creative Writing (LLWRC 780): How do we tell stories? What do we include in writing, and what remains unsaid? Build your voice as we focus on a group of specific techniques for shaping and informing your creative skills, including character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, and setting. In class, we will read short selections of writing to see what techniques we can beg, borrow, and steal from them. We will experiment with in-class writing exercises and read and discuss each other's work. Writing can be inventive, illogical, chaotic, unexpected, strange, and wonderful. In this class, we will practice seeing the world in new ways and then recreating that experience on the page.

 


Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842)

CRBC2 Saturdays
June 11th & 18th, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842) Have you always wanted to write creatively but never had the chance to start? Or is your writer-self blocked and unable to finish anything? In Creative Writing Bootcamp, we'll launch into a series of generative exercises designed to give you plenty of material for your own stories. In between exercises, we'll share our work in an open and joyous environment, discuss craft, and explore how to incorporate writing into daily life. You'll leave class with a series of flash fictions ready to be polished or expanded in your writing practices.


Quills Conference

Johnny Quills

Thursday through Sunday
August 11 – 14, 2022

Hybrid Conference

online: Click here for details  

Salt Lake City Marriott University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

 

 

Friday, August 12, 2022

8:00-8:50 a.m.
Presentation: Morning Meditation and Writing Wellbeing: The Basics

Join author Johnny for discoveries in eastern philosophy with their application to the life of an author with its many disappointments. Sessions include directed mindfulness meditation and lecture on concepts that directly speak to the writer’s journey.

Day one: Basics - the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Noble path. Each class meets in the morning before regular programming Though classes are meant as a three day seminar, attendees can come to any of them without prior or later attendance and still get useful information.

2:00-2:50 p.m.
Presentation: Writing Mysteries: Understanding the Genre, Creating the Puzzle - Live Streaming
ComeMystery is a modern formulaic genre with infinite variation. This class will discuss the key elements that define the genre and teach concrete techniques to form an effective mystery. There is a premeditation to the perfect story and we will investigate it thoroughly.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

8:00-8:50 a.m.
Presentation: Morning Meditation and Writing Wellbeing: Third Person Limited

Join author Johnny for discoveries in eastern philosophy with their application to the life of an author with its many disappointments. Sessions include directed mindfulness meditation and lecture on concepts that directly speak to the writer’s journey.

Day two: Block - The Five Hindrances and the power of RAIN. Each class meets in the morning before regular programming Though classes are meant as a three day seminar, attendees can come to any of them without prior or later attendance and still get useful information.

3:30-3:50 p.m.
Book Signing with Johnny Worthen and The Infinite Monkeys
Come get a book signed and chat. I'll be joined by the Infitite Monkeys.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

8:00-8:50 a.m.
Presentation: Morning Meditation and Writing Wellbeing: Block

Join author Johnny for discoveries in eastern philosophy with their application to the life of an author with its many disappointments. Sessions include directed mindfulness meditation and lecture on concepts that directly speak to the writer’s journey.

Day three: Third Person Limited - Non-Identity and the muse. Each class meets in the morning before regular programming Though classes are meant as a three day seminar, attendees can come to any of them without prior or later attendance and still get useful information.

 


Kearns Library Event

Saturday August 20, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Conference

Registration at 10:00 a.m. (Preregister here - recommended)

Sessions Start Promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Kearns Library
4275 West 5345 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84118

 

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Presentation: Basic Story Structure - Epsilon Meeting Room

A class on basic story structure. Let me introduce you to three acts, Freytag, Crisis and Climax. This is the form stories traditionally take and understanding this basic flow it key to writing accessible fiction.

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Author Panel

Authors do the panel thing, talk shop and answer questions.


UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing 1 (LLWRC 780)LLWRC780

Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
Aug. 30 - Oct. 4, 2022

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Creative Writing (LLWRC 780): How do we tell stories? What do we include in writing, and what remains unsaid? Build your voice as we focus on a group of specific techniques for shaping and informing your creative skills, including character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, and setting. In class, we will read short selections of writing to see what techniques we can beg, borrow, and steal from them. We will experiment with in-class writing exercises and read and discuss each other's work. Writing can be inventive, illogical, chaotic, unexpected, strange, and wonderful. In this class, we will practice seeing the world in new ways and then recreating that experience on the page.

 


Colorado Gold

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers—Colorado Gold

Friday through Sunday
Sep. 9 – 11, 2022

The Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center
13200 East 14th Place
Aurora, CO 80011

 

 

 

 


FanX

Thursday Sept. 22- 24, 2022

 


American Fork Library Event

Saturday October 8, 2022

American Fork City Library
64 S 100 E
American Fork, UT 84003


UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

A Study in Mystery (LLWRC 837)

Tuesday Nights (7 sessions)
Oct. 25 - Nov. 29, 2021
6:30-9:00 p.m.

Look behind the curtain of the formulaic, but eternally popular genre: the Mystery Story. Learn about the constructions, tropes, types and methods that make the modern whodunit. Designed for both writers and fans of the mystery genre, class will include assignments and activities on plot, character web, record keeping, suspense, tension and conflict. Refine your work as you're asked the questions: Did you hide the clue well enough? Does the audience care about the victim? Is the suspense tight enough? By the end of the course, if the crime is writing a mystery story, the "Whodunit" will be you!

 

 


Infinite Weekend—Infinite Monkey Writing Retreat

Thursday October 20-23, 2022


Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

HCHorrorHorror Writing Bookcamp
(LLWRC 862)

Saturdays (3 sessions)
Oct. 29, Nov. 5 & 12
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Horror is more than a genre, it’s a physical sensation, the place where the unknown lurks, where nothing can be assumed, and anything can happen. Explore the nuances of creating levels of fear, and effective techniques that allow your writing to create a desired reaction – fear! dread! disgust! -  from your readers.  This intensive two week course of lecture presentation and workshop will give you an opportunity to write and present your work for critique and discussion (which isn’t as scary as it sounds!) 

 



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