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The Power of Story w/ Author & Speaker, Steven James

Charlotte Word Weavers

The Power of Story w/ Author & Speaker, Steven James
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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Ticket
Choose this ticket if you are NOT a member of Word Weavers International.
1 hour before event starts $35.00 $2.92
Word Weaver's Member Ticket
Select this ticket if you are a current, paid member of Word Weaver's Int.
1 hour before event starts $30.00 $2.64
Add Catered Lunch - gluten free/vegetarian   more info 1 hour before event starts $10.00 $1.54
Add Catered Lunch - Regular (Sandwich, chips, dessert and drink) 1 hour before event starts $10.00 $1.54
First Page Critique with Eva Marie Everson!
NOTE: All attendees are welcome to attend the pre conference with Eva. Observing a critique is a great way to learn! The additional 15.00 critique fee is only due from those attendees who wish to receive a first-page critique of their work at the pre-conference, starting at 8 Am. Eva will offer first page critiques to all who pay and submit their work before Oct. 27th. Send only the first page, double spaced in Times New Roman font and line numbered. Please email submission before October 27th to Eva at Add: "Charlotte Event" in the subject line. (Only 12 critique spaces available so register early!)
10 days before event starts $15.00 $1.82

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Charlotte Word Weavers Presents....

Ignite Your Message!

The Power of Story with Author & Speaker Steven James!

for Writers & Speakers


Do you want to learn how to Ignite Your Message?  Are you a Writer (fiction or non-fiction) or Speaker, who desires to lift your message to the next level and connect with your readers or listeners?  Join us as we learn from Author and Master Storyteller Steven James!  

Bestselling Author Steven James is one of the nation’s most innovative storytellers. He has written more than twenty books and is a full-time speaker, having appeared more than 1,500 times throughout North America, Europe, and Asia since 1996. 

With a master's degree in storytelling, Steven shares his unique blend of drama, comedy, and inspirational storytelling to reach the hearts and minds of his audiences.

In addition, he has written numerous critically acclaimed nonfiction books and hundreds of articles and stories that have appeared in more than 80 different publications.

This workshop is for writers of both fiction and Non-fiction and speakers. However, workshop content will transcend to anyone with a message to share...Teachers, Speakers, Sales Professionals and more! 

Take a look!

8:00 - 9:15 - Registration - socializing - coffee & Tea

8:15-9:15   Optional Early-bird session open to all registered attendees.  (Additional fee for critique)

What can we learn from "first page critiques?  Eva Marie Everson, Author and Word Weavers Int. President  

When prospective agents and editors see your work for the first time, they read them cold. With over twenty years critique experience, Word Weavers International president Eva Marie Everson will show you what you need on the first page of your work to hook and then reel them in. You'll not only learn from your work but from Eva Marie's critique of others' work as well.

 *See critique registration for submission guidelines.

9:20   Welcome Attendees - Charlotte Word Weavers President, Kim Dent

9:30 -10:15   Steven James - The Untouched Moment: Reflections from the life of a storyteller 
In this thought-provoking and humorous talk, Steven James will share insights that relate to storytellers of all stripes. You’ll learn how to tap into your own experiences to shape the stories that you tell and you’ll leave inspired for your next project. 
10:15-10:30 Break

10:30 -11:15  Story Trumps Structure: How to Create Unforgettable Stories by Breaking the Rules 
When you focus on what lies at the heart of story—tension, desire, crisis, escalation, struggle, discovery—rather than plot templates and formulas, you’ll begin to break out of the box and create stories that resonate with your readers or listeners. This workshop is filled with practical insights, time-tested secrets, and easy-to-implement ideas. 

11:15 -11:30     Brief history of Word Weavers, Benefits to Writers and Invitation to join us!
                         Eva Marie Everson- President of Word Weavers International
11:30                Prayer and dismiss for lunch - Kim Dent           
11:30 -1:00       Lunch and Table Talk
1:00 -2:00  The Secrets of Creativity, Idea Wrangling and Story Crafting 
Learn how to generate fresh ideas, weave innovative thinking into your talks and writing projects (whether fiction or nonfiction), and improve the shape and craft of the stories you tell. We’ll explore and demystify the creative process while discovering simple steps for intensifying the impact of your storytelling. Whether you’re new to writing and speaking or a seasoned pro, you’ll learn practical, easy-to-master techniques that will save you time while taking your work to the next level. An in-depth handout will be provided. 
2:00 - 2:25       Break

2:30 - 3:15  Storytelling Skills for Speakers 
Learn how to make your talks and speeches more gripping, attention-getting and impactful. Gain confidence in your ability to tell stories effectively. Develop storytelling skills (such as voice, gesture, and pacing) and sharpen the storytelling and listening skills you already have. Your instructor, Steven James, has a Master’s Degree in Storytelling and has spoken more than 1500 times around North America and abroad. A handout will be provided. 
3:15 - 3:45   Q&A with Steven James & Eva Marie Everson
3:45             Collect Evaluations / Doorprize drawing
4:00             Dismissal *         
*Everyone is invited to be our guests at Charlotte Word Weavers' monthly gathering. Sat. November 11th from 2-4:30 at Carmel Presbyterian Church Ligon Hall (Same Church - Different Room)       


Limited Seating | Register Early!   Bring your writing group, Toastmaster's club, church or civic group, sales team, friends & family to this worthwhile event that is sure to Ignite Your Message!

Questions?  Contact Kim Dent  at




How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email President  Kim Dent at  with WW Workshop in the subject line. 




What can I bring into the event?

Bring a notebook and pen and a heart ready to learn and grow!  If you don't choose to purchase the catered lunch you may bring your lunch with you or head to a nearby restaurant.   You are welcome to bring beverages and snacks of your choice!




What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue offers plenty of parking.  Uber and Lyft are options if you are coming from the airport. If you are flying, you may choose either Charlotte Douglass International or Concord Regional Airport.




What's the refund policy?

Logistics of planning and purchasing supplies for the workshop prevent us from offering refunds.  But we understand that "life happens".  If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to a friend.  NOTE: Please let organizers know by emailing if you transfer your ticket so a new name tag can be made for the attendee.


Can I pay at the door?

Yes.  Walk ins are welcome. (Although we would love to be able to plan for you)  Walk in registration is $45.00 cash or check made out to Word Weavers International.  We will not be able to take credit or debit cards at the door.

Unfortunately catered lunch and first-page critique options will not be available for walk ins. Please plan on bringing your lunch.

Please try to arrive early so we can make you a name tag!


Can I register via snail mail and personal check?

Yes. But it really helps us to have all registrations in one place...but if technology is not your friend...Deadline to receive mail in registration is Oct 27th.

 Send a self addressed stamped envelope and check for the workshop and any optional items (lunch or critique) with the following info printed neatly...  (note: you need not add the additional online fees for mail in registration.)  ticket will be mailed to you and you will need to bring it to the workshop.


(If applicable) Word Weavers member (Y or N) and home chapter.



lunch option: g/f or regular or no lunch

critique? yes or no

checks made out to Word Weavers International

Note: Postmark no later than early bird deadline to receive the early bird price.

Mail To: 

Word Weavers Workshop / Attn: Kim Dent

11210 Hickory Trail Lane #2619  Charlotte, NC 28277



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

So that all participants can focus and enjoy the workshop, we respectfully request that participants not bring infants or children to the event.  School aged kids 12 and over are welcome but will need to have a ticket.





Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please bring your ticket.  Thank you.  screen shots on your phone will work as well. 





Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you may transfer your ticket to a friend if you cannot attend.   Please let organizers know so we can update our guest list and make a new name tag.  You are responsible for obtaining reimbursement from your friend.


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When & Where

Carmel Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall
2048 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28226


Charlotte Word Weavers

Who We Are:

Word Weavers International, founded in March 1997, is a 501 (c) (6) organization dedicated to providing a forum for Christian writers to critique each other’s work in a face-to-face format in order to learn about and improve our craft. Writers of all levels are welcome. 

To help members find their unique voice, strive for the exceptional and not settle for the mundane, and raise the quality of their writing to a publishable level.

We will fulfill our mission and vision by:

  • Actively praying for each other’s successes
  • Holding regularly scheduled critique sessions
  • Offering an annual conference for in-depth learning and networking 
  • Sharing information about writing opportunities, conferences, and contests through The Loom
  • Helping connect members with editors, agents, and other publishing professionals
  • Providing guest speakers at meetings, retreats, and workshops
  • Offering smaller, genre-specific critique groups in addition to the general critique session when possible

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