It's a writing workshop like no other! Emmy award-winning journalist and author John DeDakis will conduct a day-long writing workshop, "From Novice to Novelist," at Pfeiffer Winery - a boutique winery renowned for its world-class pinot noir.
This workshop is a step-by-step guide that deconstructs and demystifies the writing process. We'll go from how to get the nub of an idea all the way through to getting your novel (or memoir) into the hands of expectant fans. Along the way, you'll learn how to stay organized, how to write in the voice of the opposite sex, how to rewrite, how to get an agent, and how to face your writing/marketing fears. By the end of our time together, you will be equipped with the skills to start and perfect your story. The session on rewriting will include time for a writing lab.
But that's not all - attendees will enjoy a light lunch and a no host wine bar with appetizers at the end of the workshop, compliments of gracious hosts, Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer. It's a great opportunity to connect with other writers and learn from an accomplished novelist and writing coach.
About the instructor: John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and the author of four mystery-suspense novels featuring a strong female protagonist.
During John’s nearly 45-year, award-winning career in journalism (25 years at CNN), he has been a White House Correspondent and interviewed such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. In addition, John edits book-length manuscripts and has taught journalism at The University of Maryland-College Park and American University in Washington D.C. He also leads writing workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad. You can find out more about John and upcoming events by visiting www.johndedakis.com.
About Pfeiffer Winery: Owners Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer relish the intimacy of pouring their fine wines for visitors in their boutique tasting room reminiscent of a Tuscan cave. Visitors can enjoy roasting marshmallows by a cozy fire in our enclosed Fireplace Pavilion year-round, or the deep, cool shadows of the Water Garden in the summer. Our wines are not sold in stores or restaurants and can only be purchased directly through the tasting room, by phone or wine club.
About Danuta Pfeiffer: Danuta (Soderman) Pfeiffer was a national radio and television broadcast journalist, columnist, and talk show host for 35 years. Once called the "most visible woman in modern Christianity today," she was known as the popular co-host of The 700 Club with Pat Robertson. Her international award-winning memoir, Chiseled, chronicles her journey from idealistic journalist to unlikely co-host to a television evangelist bent on becoming president of the United States. Find out more about Danuta by visiting www.danutapfeiffer.com.
Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today.