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Upcoming Workshops and Events

 

 

April 2  10 a.m.- 2 p.m.  Charlotte Center for Literary Arts 

"First Pages: Solid Beginnings that Hook Readers" 

 

A book’s opening pages must command the reader’s attention.  Those first sentences make the sale.  They seal the pact between author and reader: there is a journey in these pages, and it will be worth your time.  In this webinar, we’ll explore techniques for drafting and polishing first pages that engage readers from the first sentence and offer the best gateway to your story.  You’ll learn how to avoid the common pitfalls that kill tension and break promises to readers.  We’ll look at various examples of what works from successful authors. Learn how to conquer the blank page, get started, and create first pages that hook readers.

 

Click here for more details and to register.


 

April 9   12 noon to  5 p.m.  Writers' Workshop of Asheville in Charlotte 

"If You Build It They Will Come—Building a Platform from Scratch"

 

Agents and editors are more eager to take on writers who have proven their self-promoting hustle pre-contract. Getting published isn’t just about your book. It’s about you and your sphere of influence—your platform. Platform building is about fostering relationships and meaningful interactions with your audience. Contributing to society in a way that simultaneously strengthens your brand is a recipe for success. In this workshop you’ll learn how to: create a following and gain public visibility; define your target audience and design platform outlets with them in mind; brand yourself in a way that makes you attractive to readers; network effectively. 

 

Click here to register for the course through the Writers' Workshop of Asheville.  The workshop will take place at 10140 Providence Church Ln, Charlotte, NC .

 

 

 

April 30  10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Charlotte Center for Literary Arts

"Book Marketing in the Age of the Internet"

 

Shifting your perspective from artist to marketer is difficult, but if you want to be a published author, you have to adapt. In this workshop you’ll learn comprehensive book marketing strategies, including identifying your target audience; social media strategies; blogging; traditional media and publicity outlets; and creating a solid Amazon Authors Central Page.

 

Click here for more details and to register.

 

 

PAST EVENTS

 

 

If you missed my free webinar "First Pages: Solid Beginnings that Hook Readers" you can watch it here for free

 

There is also a Power Point Presentation that summarizes the main points of the webinar. You can view that here

 

Webinar description: A book’s opening pages must command the reader’s attention.  Those first sentences make the sale.  They seal the pact between author and reader: there is a journey in these pages, and it will be worth your time.  In this webinar, we’ll explore techniques for drafting and polishing first pages that engage readers from the first sentence and offer the best gateway to your story.  You’ll learn how to avoid the common pitfalls that kill tension and break promises to readers.  We’ll look at various examples of what works from successful authors. Learn how to conquer the blank page, get started, and create first pages that hook readers.

 

 

 

March 5   2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lexington County Library, Irmo Branch

"Author Meet and Greet" 

Jane will be among many local authors meeting to discuss and sell their books with members of the community. 

 

Click here for the library's website.  The Irmo Library is located at 6251 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, SC. 

 

 

February 27  10 a.m. to  4 p.m  Writers' Workshop of Asheville 

"If You Build It They Will Come—Building a Platform from Scratch"

 

Agents and editors are more eager to take on writers who have proven their self-promoting hustle pre-contract. Getting published isn’t just about your book. It’s about you and your sphere of influence—your platform. Platform building is about fostering relationships and meaningful interactions with your audience. Contributing to society in a way that simultaneously strengthens your brand is a recipe for success. In this workshop you’ll learn how to: create a following and gain public visibility; define your target audience and design platform outlets with them in mind; brand yourself in a way that makes you attractive to readers; network effectively. 

 

Click here to register for the course through the Writers' Workshop of Asheville.  The workshop will take place at 387 Beaucatcher Road Asheville, NC.

 

 

February 21 12 noon- 3 p.m.

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street Columbia, SC 

Richland County Library Local Author Showcase. 

 

Jane will be available for meet and greet.  Losing the Dollhouse will be available for purchase and signing.

 

February 20  Deckle Edge Literary Festival Columbia, SC

S. Jane Gari will lead a memoir writing workshop; 9 a.m. at the Bourbon Restaurant on Main Street Columbia, SC

 

 

February 11 from 11a.m. to 12 noon- FREE Webinar 

"Writing Memoir: The Art of Editing Your Life"  

If you missed it you can watch it here for free. 

 

Biography and memoir are often lumped together, but memoir is a more subjective animal. Memoir delves into one slice of your story and the events and people who shaped that slice. Crafting a memoir involves being willing to edit your life to shape a deliberate and compelling narrative arc with a unifying theme. In this workshop, you’ll explore techniques for finding those stories and choosing the best gateway to your narrative. We’ll look at various examples of what works from successful memoir authors and answer tough questions about our personal histories and motives for writing about them. Learn how to: find your voice; decide on your story’s beginning, middle and end; take creative license without lying; shape family and friends into “characters”; lend humanity even to people who’ve wronged you; avoid being sued while still maintaining your integrity. Memoir writing is an empowering genre—it enables you and others to find themselves through storytelling. 

 

Click here to sign up for the webinar through the SCWW.

 

 

 

October 14, 12 noon- 1p.m.

South Carolina State Library 

 

Jane Gari gave a book talk on Losing the Dollhouse.

 

 

 

September 26,  9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Camden Chapter of SCWW Hosts One-Day Writing Intensive:

First One Word, Then Another

Central Carolina Technical College 

 

Jane Gari, a member of the Camden Chapter of the SCWW, taught a workshop with Brenda Remmes on family histories and memoir writing. 

 

There was a meet and greet book event afterwards at Books on Broad at 2:30pm that day. Books on Broad is a fantastic independent bookstore located at 944 Broad Street in Camden, SC.

 

 

 

 

 

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