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OELMA Writers League (OWL) Presents: Teacher by Day; Author by Night?

At some point in your teaching life have you ever asked the question – “What would it take to write a book?” Have you wanted to take pen to paper, let your creative juices flow and write a picture book, chapter book, short story or novel? But as your hectic life unfolds – when do you have time?

Now is your time.  On Monday, June 15, 2015 or Monday, June 22, 2015 join the OELMA Writers League (OWL) for its inaugural meeting.  Michele Jakubowski, author of the Sidney & Sydney and Perfectly Poppy and Jody Casella, author of Thin Space, will be our facilitators.

Topics covered during the 6-hour workshop focus on: purpose and goal of story; character and setting development; word count and pacing or How to Tell a Big Story Using a Small Amount of Words.

The schedule for the day is flexible so that you will have an opportunity to work by yourself or in small groups; share out ideas; and receive feedback.

Here is a sample schedule:

9:00             Welcome and introductions

9:30             Who are we writing about?  (Character development) – Michele & Jody

9:50             Breakout  (small groups/individual)

10:15            Confab

10:35            Where is it happening? (Setting development) – Michele & Jody

11:00            Breakout (small groups/individual)

11:20            Confab

11:45            Lunch break – lunch is provided

1:00             Word Count and Pacing/How to Tell a Big Story Using a Small Amount of Words – Michele & Jody

1:40             What is the goal? (Goal of story) – Michele & Jody

2:00             Breakout

2:20             Confab

3:00             Next steps


As a participant in the OWL Workshop you will receive an OWL canvas bag to use for your manuscript.


Sessions are limited to 30 attendees, so register early!  Click here to register.