The Deadline for the Reduced Early Registration Rate has been Extended to June 15!
July 12-14, 2013
Active and aspiring authors are invited to join us for our third annual weekend of fiction writing workshops, to ignite the spark for a new project or fan the flame for a work-in-progress. Participants will work closely with Jon Gibbs and Toni De Palma, both published authors and experienced teachers, to develop new writing strategies and receive manuscript critiques. Local literary agent Cherry Weiner will also be available to shed light on the workings of the publishing industry. Finally, the weekend allows participants to connect with other aspiring writers in this beautiful campus setting near the Jersey shore.
The workshop will run from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Meals and snacks are included.
Participants have the option of taking this workshop as a one-credit course. For details contact Dr. Jessica Hausmann at email@example.com.
Our Workshop Leaders
|Toni De Palma holds her MFA in Wirting for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. She is also a recipient of a New Jersey Arts Fellowship. Her first novel, Under the Banyan Tree, was selected as a Kirkus New Voices Pick and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. This was followed up by her second novel, Jeremy Owl, a fantasy middle grade. Her latest, The Devil's Triangle, a paranormal Young Adult novel is due out in early 2013. Toni currently resides on the Jersey Shore.
Jon Gibbs was born in England, but now lives in New Jersey, where he gives writing presentations and workshops in schools and libraries around the Garden State. He is the founder of The New Jersey Authors’ Network (www.njauthorsnetwork.com) and FindAWritingGroup.com. Jon's middle grade fantasy, Fur-Face (Echelon Press), was nominated for a Crystal Kite Award. The sequel, Barnum’s Revenge (also from Echelon Press), was published in February, 2013.
Jon has a website: www.acatofninetales.com and a blog: http://jongibbs.livejournal.com. When he's not chasing around after his three children, he can usually be found hunched over the computer in his basement office. One day he hopes to figure out how to switch it on.
|Cherry Weiner has been agenting since 1977. She started out by handling science fiction, fantasy, and horror. She now handles all genres. Among the *all genres* she handles a good number of fairly well-known authors in the field of Romance, Mystery, Westerns and Native American Works. Some nonfiction has even crept into the mix, but no poetry. Her experience being more tentative, she tries not to handle children's and young adult manuscripts, but a few of her authors are doing the y.a. run, so she is trying to learn the genre and may be adding that genre to her list.
Writer’s Workshop Program
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Click Here for a Description of the Workshops Offered
The workshop is recommended for ages 18 and older. Email Dr. Jessica Hausmann at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss if the workshop would be appropriate for mature but slightly younger teens.
Early Registration (by June 15):
- GCU students and alumni: $129
- Others: $159
After June 15:
- GCU students and alumni: $149
- Others: $179
Participants will be enrolled in workshops only after payment is received in full.
Same day registration is available if space allows.
Price includes snacks Friday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner Saturday; and breakfast and lunch Sunday.
Overnight accommodations are available for an additional fee.
GCU is a provider of NJ Professional Development Hours for Educators. Georgian Court CEUs will be provided to other attendees.
After registering, you will receive email confirmation. Then, an invoice and payment instructions will be e-mailed to the address listed on your form. Please contact Dr. Jessica Hausmann at email@example.com or GCU Special Events at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.