Posted by Christina Jedra June 25, 2013 10:20 AM
The following was submitted by Marblehead Festival of Arts:
Each year, a devoted group of authors, novelists, poets, essayists and journalists gathers for the Marblehead Festival of Arts Writers’ World Workshops. This series of presentations highlight this extraordinary segment of the Festival, to be held July 3-July 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 28 Mugford Street. The workshops promise fascinating presenters and lively conversation, according to chairperson Betty Dew.
Friday, July 5th at 2 pm there will be a chat with best selling young adult author Laurie Faria Stolarz. Stolarz will talk about her young adult titles and her inspiration for writing them. She will also describe her path to publication, sign books, and answer questions. She’ll end the session with a writing workshop.
On Saturday, July 6 at 10:00 am, author and teacher Phyllis Karas returns to Writers’ World. Karas teaches writing at Boston University School of Journalism and is the author of nine fiction and non-fiction books, including the 2006 New York Times bestseller, BRUTAL: The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger’s Irish Mob and Where’s Whitey, released just last year. She has been a stringer for People Magazine and has written for Boston Magazine and Vogue and is the prose judge in this years’ Writers World exhibit. In her workshop, Karas will discuss “Finding Your Voice”... Everyone has a story that belongs to him or her and finding the unique voice to tell that story is crucial to publication. The workshop promises a dialogue to help dissolve some of the mystery around publication. Also on Saturday the 6th at 2 pm there will be a roundtable discussion about writers’ groups. Everyone is welcome whether you have been in, are in or want to be in a writers’ group.
On Sunday at 2 pm the Mugford Street Players will again read, as they have done in the past, selections from the winning entries. They will read Best of Show and Outstanding Work in each category and the Marcia Doehner award winning piece. This is truly a wonderful way to spend time as the Festival winds down.
The Literary café in the Unitarian Church is a comfortable place to discuss works while enjoying a cold drink, coffee, or tea.
For details visit www.marbleheadfestival.org
About Marblehead Festival of Arts (MFoA)
Founded in 1962, the Marblehead Festival of Arts has a rich history in producing a premier summer arts festival that has become a unique forum for artistic expression. Traditionally held each year over the July 4th holiday, the Marblehead Festival of Arts hosts a wide range of art exhibits (including painting, sculpture, photography and drawing), outdoor music concerts overlooking Marblehead Harbor, the Film Festival, Writers’ World, the Street Festival, the Children’s Festival, Artisans’ Marketplace and many other cultural activities designed to provide a fun and enriching experience for the entire family.
The Marblehead Festival of Arts is run by an all-volunteer organization comprised of more than 40 committees and involving several hundred volunteers. It operates year- round and relies solely on donations to fund its operations. Individuals, families and businesses may become Festival Sponsors by making a tax-deductible contribution. For additional information on MFoA, a calendar of events, volunteer opportunities and sponsorship, please visit www.MarbleheadFestival.org.