The Mobile Writers Guild usually hosts one major workshop per year, held in the spring. We now have enough details to announce this year’s offering!
Here’s a brief bio:
Léna Roy was raised in New York City, in the cloistered environs of a theological seminary, with extracurricular education provided by Manhattan’s club scene. She worked as a bartender, an actor, and as a therapist with at-risk adolescents before finding her voice as a writer in Young Adult fiction. When
not writing and spending time with her family, she is teaching creative writing workshops for kids and teens from 8-18 with Writopia Lab in both NYC and Northern Westchester. EDGES is her first novel.
The first half of the day-long workshop will be “Mining Your Life for Fiction” and is aimed at adult writers:
All fiction comes from somewhere in the writer’s psyche. Madeleine L’Engle first sketched the Mrs Ws of A Wrinkle in Time during a journey through the Painted Desert of Arizona. Harry Potter came to JK Rowling while waiting for a train.
Open your mind to see characters wherever you are. This workshop will help you find a story through participating in writing exercises that explore character, setting and vibe.
The second half will focus on A Wrinkle in Time (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this February) and is appropriate for all ages.
We recently spoke with Ms. Roy and she’s looking forward to visiting Mobile: “I am excited to come to Mobile and do some of my favorite things: make new friends, talk books, people and ideas.”