Writer’s Roundtable Series 2010-2011

Cape Fear Community College Writer’s Roundtable Series

Funded by the generous contribution of Louise McColl

Free Writing Workshops         Open to the Public      First 15 participants will be registered.

Contact rountableseries@cfcc.edu

Workshop 3  February 12, 11-1:30 Room S-302 McLeod Building 411 Front Street

Forms of Free Verse: Momentum Poetry is a free workshop that will focus on various approaches to what poet Barbara Anderson terms the Momentum Poem, a spontaneous poetic “form” infused with speed, vertigo, chaos, and suspense. Participants will also view and discuss momentum in the visual arts.

Facilitator Jada Ach, a poet and full time faculty member in the English Department at CFCC. Her work has appeared in Barnwood Press Magazine, MT Cup Review, Ink & Ashes: A Journal of the Senses, and Talon Magazine. In 2010 her poem “To Whom It May Concern” was made into a short film and presented as part of the Arts Poetica III Poetry Festival.

Workshop 4   March 19,  11-1:30 Room S-302  Mcleod Building  411 N. Front Street

He Said/She Said: How Dialogue in Fiction Advances Story

Dialogue is a vital tool in the process of storytelling. When characters speak to each other, they reveal not only basic plot, but the intricacies of human conflict, the difficulties inherent in relationships, and who they are in their best and worst moments.The workshop will cover how characters expose themselves and the elements of fiction through what they say to each other, and sometimes what they refuse to say to each other.

Facilitator  Michelle (Mel) Boyajian holds a BFA in dramatic writing from NYU, an MA in English and Creative Writing from Miami University, and an MFA from UNCW, where she has taught in the Creative Writing and English departments. Her short stories have appeared in Third Coast and timber Creek Review, and were nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her first novel, Lies of the Heart, was published by viking Press in April 2010. For more information log onto www.michelleboyajian.com.

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