Award-Winning Authors to Host Writers’ Roundtable Series at CFCC

Cape Fear Community College will conduct four free creative writing workshops for the public beginning next month.

Each workshop will meet on a Saturday afternoon from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room S-302 of the McLeod Building at 411 North Front Street in Downtown Wilmington.

Workshops are free, but require pre-registration and are limited to 15 participants each. Please register at 910-362-7316 or email: roundtableseries@cfcc.edu.

The first workshop is called “The Driver’s Seat: Creating Memorable Characters in Fiction” and will be held on October 29. The workshop will be taught by Michelle Boyajian, author of Lies of the Heart (Viking 2009) and a graduate of NYU, Miami University, and UNC Wilmington. Her stories have appeared in Third Coast, Timber Creek Review, and she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

The second workshop, “Tension in Poetry,” will be held on November 12 and will be led by the current NC Poet Laureate, Cathy Smith Bowers, whose poetry has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, Poetry, and The Southern Review . She is author of four volumes of poetry and was awarded the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Award.

Two other workshops will be held in January and February. Topics and authors will be announced later.

The series is made possible through a contribution from Louise McColl of Wilmington.

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