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Workshops for Writers and Storytellers

Contact us for more information on the dynamic workshops we offer:

  • Outside In: Character as Verb

    • ​A craft workshop on character development that gives writers a unique new skill set for accessing character from the outside in.

  • ​​What's in a Name?  

    • Learn how to add depth and dimension to your characters by choosing names that create strong visual cues. This lighthearted workshop uses writing games and prompts for a more hands-on experience.

  • Flash Fiction: Less is More  

    • In this workshop, we explore this popular contemporary genre, writing complete stories in 1000 words or less. ​

  • ​Writing Character-driven Fiction

    • ​How do character-driven stories differ from plot-driven fiction, and why does it matter? How do you plan ahead when so much depends on what your characters do? Hint: How do you plan for daily life? 

  • The Pros and Cons of Independent Publishing

    • ​So you're thinking about self-publishing? This workshop explores the ever-widening range of choices in the publishing industry today. You have options, and you should know the truth about them all before you decide.

Patricia Walker holds a BA in Musical Theatre from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, and an MFA in Acting from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is currently a Senior Instructor in the Communications and Rhetoric Department at University of South Carolina teaching Public Speaking. She has been instrumental in creating workshops for both actors and writers, developing techniques for accessing character using physical methods of of actor training.

​​Workshop Presenters

Cassie Selleck is a novelist, storyteller and motivational speaker and holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. As a former Outreach Coordinator for a tri-county public library cooperative, Cassie has extensive experience in developing and presenting writing workshops for participants of all ages.