Upcoming Events for S. Jane Gari

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

“Writing Memoir: The Art of Editing Your Life”

 

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.

 

 

February 19-21  Deckle Edge Literary Festival Columbia, SC

S. Jane Gari will lead workshops; times and topics TBA

 

 

 

February 27  10a.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.

 

 

 

March 5   2p.m. to 5p.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.

 

 

 

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 .

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