11:30 am11:30

Gifts From the Heart Benefit Luncheon

Hosted by Via Colorado.

Please join us on May 11 for lunch with Eleanor Brown, author of The Light of Paris and The Weird Sisters. Eleanor, a Colorado native, will share her journey and author insights in a lively and humorous presentation about the importance of preserving and sharing stories.

When:  May 11, 2017, 12:00 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
Check-in and silent auction begins at 11:30 a.m.
Where:  Via, 2855 N.63rd. St., Boulder, Colorado
Tickets:  $25 per person

Proceeds from this event will go into the Lenna Kottke Rider Support Fund set up to provide trip support for low-income riders.

9:00 am09:00

Writing Class: Scene vs. Summary (Denver, CO)

How do you decide when to stay in a scene, and when to rush a reader through? Too much scene and it's impossible to tell what matters. Too much summary and the reader can't get emotionally invested. Where's the balance? We'll look at some examples of how writers have handled this question well, and do a little experimental surgery on less successful efforts to find a happy medium. We'll discuss common errors in scene and summary pacing and look to our own writing to find places to improve.

At Lighthouse Writers Workshop - register here. Space is limited!

12:00 pm12:00

Writing Class: The Supporting Cast (Denver, CO)

Sure, your main character is fascinating, but what about the rest of the folks who populate your story? We’ll discuss techniques for livening up the best friends, co-workers, waiters, and assorted spear-carriers in your writing. Come prepared with some of your secondary characters who could use a personality infusion for use in exercises.

At Lighthouse Writers Workshop - register here. Space is limited!

Reading/Signing - Wichita, KS
6:00 pm18:00

Reading/Signing - Wichita, KS

  • Watermark Books & Cafe

I’ll be discussing The Light of Paris at Watermark Books & Cafe – join me! Signing to follow.

Prior to the event, Watermark is hosting a dinner where you can dine with me. This portion of the evening is ticketed and there is limited seating. For more information and tickets, see the event website.