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.
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.