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Writing workshops FOR ADULTS from 826 Michigan

826michigan proudly presents our fall series of How to Write Like I Do workshops for adults:

Saturday, October 31, 1-4pm—Stephen Elliott, (!!!!), author of seven books including the just released true-crime memoir The Adderall Diaries, presents: Writing from Experience. Attendees will discuss how to use their own lives as jumping points and framing devices for their stories, both fiction and non-fiction.

* Stephen Elliott will also be at 826michigan on Thursday, October 29 at 7pm. He’ll read from his new novel and answer questions. This event is free to the public, so please come!

Thursday, November 5, 6-9pm—Jim Ottaviani, Eisner-nominated author of eight graphic novels about scientists, most recently T-Minus, presents: How to Write with Pictures: Scripting Graphic Novels. Attendees will discuss how the graphic medium has progressed, how to tap into its particular strengths, and how to get from idea to script to an effective collaboration with artists and editors.

Thursday, November 12, 6-9pm—Jeff Meyers, lead film critic for Detroit’s Metro Times, and editor of the online publications Metromode and Concentrate presents: A Crash Course in Screenplay Structure. Attendees will discuss the basics of screenplay structure and constructing an effective logline.

Thursday, December 10, 6-9pm—Mark Maynard, local blogger and Marketing Manager of the University of Michigan’s Office of Tech Transfer, discusses making a name for yourself in the blogosphere.

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