$25 – $60

Step into My Parlor!: Crafting Strong Beginnings

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$25 – $60

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What Cheer Writers Club's Craft Curiosities series invites writers to take a deep dive into an aspect of craft with a local teaching artist.

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Every first page—whether story, novel, memoir, essay, or poetry collection —bears a promise and an invitation: Reader, there’s something I need to share with you, something important, that I believe with all my heart you’ll want to know. Powerful writing begins with the first word, and with each subsequent word, hooks readers, making them want to keep going. In this workshop, through writing exercises, discussions, craft presentation, and a look at some amazing beginnings, from authors N.K. Jemisin, Anne Carson, Lydia Davis, Homer, Samanta Schweblin, Bernardine Evaristo, and others, we’ll consider the craft of strong beginnings as well as implications for middles and endings. You’re welcome to bring beginnings from works in progress; expect to come away with at least one new start to a piece.

Craft Curiosities workshops are open to all experience levels across various genres and mediums. You must be 18+ to attend.

Susan Tacent’s work appears or is forthcoming in Tin House Online, Michigan Quarterly Review, Blackbird, DIAGRAM, Slice Magazine, Coolest American Stories 2022, Reckoning, and elsewhere. She loves teaching for how much she learns each time she does.

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What Cheer Writers Club is actively committed to cultivating a community that values and reflects diversity, equity and inclusivity and to providing programming that is accessible to all attendees. Please let us know about any accommodations we can make to allow you to participate fully in this event.

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What Cheer Writers Club is a nonprofit membership community for Rhode Island's creators and consumers of "the written, spoken and illustrated word. We offer community events, coworking, and afforadable rental space.

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