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Friday, May 6, 2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022


Speakers

Richard C. White: Writer Beware

Friday, May 6, 7 pm. Recording available on our YouTube channel.

Author Richard C. White of Writer Beware offers a presentation and Q&A on identifying effective and ineffective agents, publishers, editors and more to help writers pursue their publishing goals. Writer Beware discusses literary scams, schemes, and pitfalls and provides advice and industry news for writers. Founded in 1998, it is sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, with additional support from the Mystery Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Richard C. White is a science fiction/fantasy/fantasy noir/action-adventure/non-fiction author. His latest release, On Wings of Steel, a steampunk novel, is currently scheduled for an April 2022 release. As a media tie-in writer, he’s written for the Star Trek, Doctor Who, Battletech, and The Incredible Hulk franchises. Richard is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), a member of the SFWA Writer Beware Committee, and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers.

 

Terry Wolfisch Cole: Introduction to Personal Storytelling

Saturday, May 7, 10 am.

Presenter Terry Wolfisch Cole offers a guided storytelling workshop to help you engage audiences and captivate listeners in any setting. Ira Glass of “This American Life” says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.” Whether you want to tell your story on stage, on paper, in a business meeting or college interview, or at the family table, professional storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole of “Tell Me Another” will teach you everything you need to know to engage any audience. The virtual session will include an opportunity to hear Terry tell a story, tips and techniques for effective storytelling, and time to practice in breakout rooms. Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder and host of Tell Me Another, a live storytelling show in the Hartford area. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion whose story of running away from home was featured on the Moth Radio Hour and in Readers Digest. Terry has told stories onstage in New York, Boston, Miami, Burlington, Washington DC, and at numerous local shows throughout New England. She regularly teaches storytelling workshops and offers one-on-one coaching for a wide range of purposes including fundraising and professional development.

 


Author Readings

Enjoy readings from a selected sampling of authors.