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League of Utah Writers 86th Anniversary Mixer and Fundraiser

Saturday July 31, 2021,| 6:30 – 10:00 pm

 


League of Utah Writers Quills Conference Quills


Thursday through Sunday
Augusut 12 - 15, 2021

HYBRID CONFERENCE

 

University of Utah Marriott
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

 

 

My schedule:

Thursday, August 12th

5:00-7:00 p.m. — Summit Room
— Board Meeting

 

Friday, August 13th

8:00-8:50 a.m. — Fort Douglas Room
— Morning Zen & the Art of Writing Day 1: The Mindful Author

 

9:00-9:50 a.m. — Ballroom
— Opening Ceremony

 

11:00-11:50 a.m. — Amphitheater
— Scrivener: an introduction for beginners

 

Saturday, August 14th

8:00-8:50 a.m. — Fort Douglas Room
— Morning Zen & the Art of Writing Day 2: The Feeling Author

 

3:00-3:30 p.m. — Conference Atrium
— Book Signing

 

6:00-8:00 p.m. — Ballroom
— Quills Awards and Banguet

 

Sunday, August 15th

8:00-8:50 a.m. — Fort Douglas Room
— Morning Zen & the Art of Writing Day 3: The Thoughtful Author

 


UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

IN PERSON CLASS
(we hope)

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing 1 (LLWRC 780)LLWRC780

Tuesday Nights (6 sessions)
Aug. 24 - Sep. 28, 2021

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Creative Writing (LLWRC 780): How do we tell stories? What do we include in writing, and what remains unsaid? Build your voice as we focus on a group of specific techniques for shaping and informing your creative skills, including character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, and setting. In class, we will read short selections of writing to see what techniques we can beg, borrow, and steal from them. We will experiment with in-class writing exercises and read and discuss each other's work. Writing can be inventive, illogical, chaotic, unexpected, strange, and wonderful. In this class, we will practice seeing the world in new ways and then recreating that experience on the page.

 


Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

IN PERSON CLASS
(we hope)

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842)

CRBC2 Saturdays
Sep. 4th & 11th, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Creative Writing Bootcamp (LLWRC 842) Have you always wanted to write creatively but never had the chance to start? Or is your writer-self blocked and unable to finish anything? In Creative Writing Bootcamp, we'll launch into a series of generative exercises designed to give you plenty of material for your own stories. In between exercises, we'll share our work in an open and joyous environment, discuss craft, and explore how to incorporate writing into daily life. You'll leave class with a series of flash fictions ready to be polished or expanded in your writing practices.


FanX

September 16 – 18, 2021

 


American Fork Mini-Conference

Saturday September 25, 2021

 


Brigham City Library Event

Tuesday October 5th, 2021

 


UofULifelong Learning - University of Utah

IN PERSON CLASS
(we hope)

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

A Study in Mystery (LLWRC 837)

Tuesday Nights (7 sessions)
Oct. 12 - Nov. 23, 2021
6:30-9:00 p.m.

Look behind the curtain of the formulaic, but eternally popular genre: the Mystery Story. Learn about the constructions, tropes, types and methods that make the modern whodunit. Designed for both writers and fans of the mystery genre, class will include assignments and activities on plot, character web, record keeping, suspense, tension and conflict. Refine your work as you're asked the questions: Did you hide the clue well enough? Does the audience care about the victim? Is the suspense tight enough? By the end of the course, if the crime is writing a mystery story, the "Whodunit" will be you!

 

 


Horror Conclave

Horror Conclave

October 7th-9th, 2021

The Strat Hotel
2000 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89104

 


Idaho Writers Guild

Idaho Writers Guild: Fall Master Class with Johnny Worthen
Saturday October 16, 2021

Riverside Hotel,
Garden City Idaho


 

9:00 am - 11:00 am

There Are No Rules, Here are Ten

A class exploring Elmore Leonard's famous "10 Rules of Writing."

 

11:00 am - Noon

The Faceted Novel

A class about unique choices in common genres that make extraordinary fiction.

 

Noon - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Consumption of material to enrich the body, mind, and soul.

 

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Mistakes were Made

A workshop on advanced editing and style with examples from the slush pile.

 

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Deeper Reading for Deeper Writing: An Introduction to Deconstruction

A discussion with examples of literary criticism and the many layers of meaning that narrative can contain.


Infinite Monkeys Infinite Weekend

Johnny

October 21-24, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Lifelong Learning - University of UtahUofU

IN PERSON CLASS
(we hope)

Continuing Education Building
540 Arapeen Drive (Research Park)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

HCHorrorHard Core Horror Writing
(LLWRC 862)

Saturdays (3 sessions)
Oct. 30, Nov. 6 & 13
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Horror is more than a genre, it’s a physical sensation, the place where the unknown lurks, where nothing can be assumed, and anything can happen. Explore the nuances of creating levels of fear, and effective techniques that allow your writing to create a desired reaction – fear! dread! disgust! -  from your readers.  This intensive two week course of lecture presentation and workshop will give you an opportunity to write and present your work for critique and discussion (which isn’t as scary as it sounds!) 

 

 


Of Kings, Queens and Colonites

OF KINGS, QUEENS AND COLONIES

 

November 9, 2021

 

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