April 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rowan Reading Rendezvous
Join Susan with authors Julia B. Ross, Jason Mott, Fred Chappell and others for a day of readings and book signings.
April 26, May 10, and May 17, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Elements of Fiction
Queens University in Charlotte, NC
This three-session course will include instruction and exercises designed to help participants deepen their understanding of the elements of fiction-character, setting, scene, plot, and point of view. Our main goal will be learning how to better use these elements in the participants' own writing. This course is geared toward the beginner to intermediate level.
Wildacres Writers' Workshop in Little Switzerland, NC
Susan will be teaching a novel workshop again this summer up on the Magic Mountain, aka Little Switzerland, NC. By day, writers participate in workshop sessions, audit other sessions, and rock on the patio rocking chairs. By night, there's dancing, live music, a Fiesta-themed party, and the famous Wildacres Gong Show.
October 26-November 1
The Habitual Writer
John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC (near Murphy)
Inspiration is fleeting, and self-discipline only takes you so far. Discover how to create beneficial writing habits, how these habits free us to create, and how to maintain good habits once established - essential to every writer. Participate in activities designed to inspire, motivate, and guide you in establishing individualized routines and exercises to take home. Writers of all genres and levels are welcome.