TFAC partners with Hub City Writers Project to present workshops

Published 7:01pm Thursday, February 7, 2013

• Tuesday, March 26:  “Make a Scene, Why Don’t You?”

Instructor: Mindy Friddle, Novelist

Friddle’s first novel, The Garden Angel was selected for Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program. Her second novel, Secret Keepers, won the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction.

Friddle will discuss how scene and summary work can transform writing.  A writer’s ability to balance scenes with summary and exposition controls a story’s pacing, increasing tension and suspense.

Participants will come away with a clear understanding of these critical craft elements and how to use them in their own work.

• Tuesday, April 23: Poetry Workshop

Instructor: John Lane, Author and Creative Writing professor, Wofford College

Lane is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, and has received several grants, awards and fellowships including the 2001 Philip D. Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment.

Lane will give a firm grounding in all the basics of poetry writing. There will be readings of contemporary poets, discussion of the craft of poetry and work on one assignment poem. Some discussion will be about possible markets for poetry.

Besides having published more than 400 writers and 60 books, Hub City Writers Project, founded in 1995, is dedicated to nurturing writers in all stages of the writing process through workshops, contests, and gatherings striving to build a community of writers across Upstate South Carolina and beyond.

Tryon Fine Arts Center is a 44-year-old organization that provides opportunities and facilities for the entire Carolina Foothills community in order to advance experience and participation in the arts.

The workshops to be held at TFAC are part lecture, part exercise and will have a maximum of 20 students.

All will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Mahler Room. For more information to register, call 828-859-8322 or visit .

– article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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