Four Oklahoma authors will be presenting at the upcoming Writing Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Performing Arts Studio and MAINSITE Contemporary Art in downtown Norman.
Authors who will be presenting during the workshop are Rilla Askew, Nathan Brown, William Bernhardt, and Mel Odom.
Rilla Askew will focus on writing about place, with an emphasis on Oklahoma as a rich source for fiction and creative non-fiction. Her presentation will be from 9-11:30 a.m. at MAINSITE Contemporary Art in downtown Norman.
Nathan Brown will present “How to Build Infrastructure for Poetry and Song”, dealing with how to construct frames and framework that one can hang lyrics and stanzas on so that they make sense to the reader/listener. In addition, he will touch on material generation and performance issues. His presentation will be from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Performing Arts Studio in downtown Norman.
William Bernhardt will be focusing on characterization and plotting techniques, discussing the importance of conflict, pacing and adding layers of conflict to enrich a story. Mr. Bernhardt’s presentation will be from 12:30-3 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art in downtown Norman.
Mel Odom’s presentation will be the potential of the e-book market, the emerging digital reader base, and walk the audience through the steps to put up an e-book on Kindle and Nook. Marketing methods through social networking will be covered. Odom’s presentation will be from 3:15-5 p.m. at MAINSITE Contemporary Art in downtown Norman.
The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, phone 580-701-1839.
The Writing Workshop is made possible by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Norman Arts Council, and the Pioneer Library System.