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Bucks County Book Festival Writers Workshop

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Bucks County Book Festival Virtual Writers Workshop (via CrowdCast). Two sought-after coaches, one low price. No refunds available.

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Session One: 11:00 AM – NOON ET

The first hour will be taught by New York Times bestselling author, KILEY REID, who will focus on works of fiction.

Finding the Story: Using Plot and Narrative Arc in Literary Fiction

An Arizona native, Kiley Reid is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was the recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Playboy, WSJ Magazine, Ploughshares, December, New South, and Lumina, where her short story was the first-place winner in the 2017 Flash Prose Contest. Her New York Times bestselling debut novel, Such A Fun Age, is currently in development by Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions and Sight Unseen Pictures. Reid lives in Philadelphia. Such A Fun Age has been nominated for the 2020 Booker Prize.

Lunch Break: 12:00 - 12:50 PM ET(Lunch on Your Own)

Session Two: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

The second hour will be taught by developmental editor and writing coach, KATHRYN CRAFT, who will focus on works of nonfiction.

Finding the Story in True Events: Creative Nonfiction with Kathryn Craft

In fiction, writers seek the truth in imagined story; in creative nonfiction, writers seek the story in true events. In this session, we take a fresh look at story elements that can make your nonfiction read like a novel, and how popular works of creative nonfiction hook the reader with the same kind of entertaining, important-seeming, and heart-warming material that makes all stories linger in the mind long after the book is closed.

Kathryn Craft is the award-winning author of two novels, The Art of Falling and The Far End of Happy, and the author of chapters in Author in Progress and The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing from Writers Digest Books. Her thirteen years as a freelance developmental editor at Writing-Partner.com follows a nineteen-year career as a dance critic. Long a leader in the southeastern Pennsylvania writing scene, she is an active member of Pennwriters, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, serving as its 2020 Guiding Scribe, and an award-winning marketing cooperative of women authors, Tall Poppy Writers. Kathryn leads writing workshops and retreats, mentors novelists through her Your Novel Year program, teaches for Drexel University’s MFA program, and is a regular contributor to top writing blog WriterUnboxed.

All ticket sales are final. The Bucks County Book Festival cannot issue refunds for unused tickets. All proceeds go to support the Book Festival. Thank you for your support.

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