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 Winston-Salem Writers to hold workshop on How to Write and Get It Published

Winston-Salem Writers will hold a workshop led by Chris Roerden on October 14 from 1-5 p.m. in the Mountcastle Forum of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, in downtown Winston-Salem; Roerden will discuss the “Eight Exquisite, Essential, Exceptional Writing Techniques to Master any Genre” and provide information on getting an agent and getting your manuscript published.

Chris Roerden has been a full-time book editor for 55 years. She has taught writing part-time for the University of Maine, where she  earned a B.A. in English summa cum laude and an M.A., the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and SUNY in upstate New York. She’s led 350 workshops throughout the U.S.

Her own writing includes 11 nonfiction books, six of them ghosted; a memoir of teaching in Korea; and two books for writers.  Don’t Murder Your Mystery won the national Agatha award, was nominated for the Anthony and Macavity awards, and became a Writer’s Digest Book Club alternate selection. She later revised her Don’t book as the all-genre Don’t Sabotage Your Submission. It won the Benjamin Franklin Award, Florida Writer’s Association’s Best Educational/Informative Book Award, and FWA’s Royal Palm best of show.

She leads free writing programs at the High Point Library for the Triad Chapter of Sisters in Crime, of which she’s a founding member.

The cost of the workshop is $25 for nonmembers and $10 for members of Winston-Salem Writers, payable at the door by cash or check. To register, email programs@wswriters.org. You will receive an email confirmation.

 Founded in 2005, Winston-Salem Writers is a group of writers who write fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry, and who care about the art and craft of writing. They offer programs, workshops, critique groups, open mic nights, contests and writers’ nights out for both beginning writers and published authors. For more information, visit www.wswriters.org.


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