Writing workshops scheduled at Holiday Island

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Those wishing to learn the nuts and bolts of creative writing will have the opportunity to attend a workshop from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Holiday Island, Ark., Clubhouse.

Published writer Mike Hancock will lead the workshop, which will be repeated on Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Ark. Cost for either seminar is $45.

A Grammar made Glamorous workshop has been set for Saturday, Feb. 18. The event will be held at the Holiday Island, Ark., Clubhouse from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the cost is $45.

This session will help writers improve their letters, blogs or business documents. Part two of the session is scheduled for March 18.

Keith Scales will lead an all day workshop on writing for the stage from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the faculty lounge on the fourth floor of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Ark. Cost of the session is $45.

The workshop will focus on what makes a good play, concentrating on basic, crucial concepts that must be understood by any playwright. Writing for the stage versus the page will be among topics examined in the session.

Scales, a member of the Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild, has received many awards and fellowships as a writer, actor and director. He has performed in over 200 plays and directed nearly 100 productions in professional regional theatre. He served as director for the Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon, where he developed English versions of 16 Greek classics from 1993 through 2009.

Scales relocated to Eureka Springs, Ark., from the Pacific Northwest to concentrate on creating original material for page, stage and screen.

These workshops are sponsored by the Writers' Colony Community Writing Program.

For more information, or to register, contact Alison Taylor-Brown at 479-292-3665 or e-mail at alisontaylorbrown@me.com.

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