The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library is hosting five WordShops for writers Friday, Nov. 1, the day before the 2013 Louisiana Book Festival.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier will lead a full-day songwriting WordShop in the State Library of Louisiana’s Capitol View Room. Gauthier will help participants find a unique writing voice they can use to create musical reminders of life’s journeys.
Author and Southern Living columnist Rick Bragg will conduct a WordShop on nonfiction writing with literary style 9 a.m. to noon at the Capitol Park Museum.
A half-day WordShop for high school students, taught by Manuel Gonzales, will concentrate on creating horror and fantasy stories from everyday life. The $25 WordShop will be held in the State Library’s Seminar Center from 9 a.m. to noon.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Capitol Park Museum, T. Geronimo Johnson will present The Scenic Route, a WordShop focusing on crafting scenes that engage readers.
Another half-day WordShop will be held in the Seminar Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Darrelyn Saloom will present A Writer’s Guide to Social Media with an Emphasis on Twitter.
To register, call 225.219.9503 or visit www.louisianabookfestival.org/wordshops.html.
Registration is $40 for half-day and $75 for the full day WordShops. Registration and payment are due by Oct. 25. Free parking is available at the Capitol Park Welcome Center parking garage.
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Sept. 9, 2013