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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Sunday, November 28, 2010


(If you live in the area, you may get the class for 1/2 price.  Pre Register now to secure a seat. Limit 8 students per class.)

What Is Memoir, Anyway?
Instructor: Dana Wildsmith
Tuition: $308.00

Ready to embark on writing the story of your life? Before you start, it's helpful to learn the difference between memoir, autobiography, and family history. Our focus will be on memoir methods as we delve into contemporary examples and classic memoirs for direction. Explore how to work parts of your life into very readable prose. Writers of all levels are welcome.
Creating the World That Isn't There
Instructor: Patricia Sprinkle
Tuition: $596.00
In good fiction, the imaginary world is so real that the readers feel they've been there and know those people. Learn to create such characters and settings. Bring the first chapter of a novel or one short story on which you want to focus. Class consists of instruction, writing, group critique, and revision, with pauses for laughter and learning exercises. Designed for intermediate to advanced fiction writers, but writers of memoirs, biography, and history can benefit.
Sing and Paint with Words
Instructor: Karen Paul Holmes
Tuition: $546.00
Come get inspired. Through music and other arts, we'll stir the creative juices. We might listen to Beethoven or Elvis, look at paintings by Monet or Finster, read literary masters or contemporary writers - all to generate ideas for our poems, fiction, or essays. You'll receive editing tips and one-on-one critiques to make your work stronger and more readable. Open to anyone who needs inspiration and help perfecting the art of writing.
Poems from the Heart (VALENTINE WEEK)
Instructor: Gene Hirsch
Tuition: $546.00
Love reflects life, and innumerable Valentine poems are written. We will explore broad aspects of poetic expression of love that match our varied emotions and perspectives. We will join, in verse, possibly the most important adventure as it binds us together as human beings. Individual attention will be given to students at all levels of experience. Bring any poems you've previously written.
Writing True Stories
Instructor: Carol Crawford
Tuition: $546.00
This class is for experienced and aspiring writers who write true stories and personal essays. Focus on "how-to" techniques for making facts fascinating. Write every day and get feedback from classmates and the instructor. Learn how to self-edit, search markets for publication, prepare your manuscript, and write a cover letter.
Mining the Mother Lode - Making the Most of Your Material
Instructor: Darnell Arnoult
Tuition: $546.00
We almost always write about the same things over and over. Characters, places, and plots may appear different, but we are driven by the same passions, questions, and obsessions - the same vein of ore. Use assignments to dig deep into personal experiences, curiosities, and knowledge to strengthen your writing. This class is beneficial to beginning and experienced writers of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction.

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