Free two-part writing series
Camden — Tools for Creative Writers, a two-part series focusing on selected fundamental writing elements, will be offered Sundays, Oct. 20 and 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library. These free programs are being offered by local writing instructor and creative coach Teresa Piccari.
The first session will focus on creating strong characters, capable of evoking reader likability and empathy, who undergo a character arc that illustrates the human condition as they evolve. Writing natural-sounding dialog also will be covered.
The second session will illuminate the importance of story, which serves as the framework of all good writing and is the crucial “take away” a reader desires. The importance of sensory writing also will be highlighted as a method to develop scenes and images readers can relate to.
Each week will include writing prompts tailored to the featured topics, as well as lecture and open discussion. Attendees should arrive ready to write and participate in dynamic discussion in a supportive environment. Pre-registration is required as space is limited to 12 people; reserve a space by calling the library at 236-3440.
Piccari is the proprietor of The Village Scribe, a professional writing and editing service located at The Wellness Center in Camden. A professional writer for 30 years, Piccari has been teaching writing for 16 years. Her workshops include Creative Writing, Personal Essay & Memoir, The Illustrated Journal and Hero’s Journey. Her longtime column, “The 21st Century Bohemian,” focused on art, healing and transformation. She currently writes a column on creative process for Stone Voices, an international art journal produced in Brunswick.
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