“I’ve always felt that my ‘style’—the careful projection onto paper of who I think I am—was my only marketable asset, the only possession that might set me apart from other writers.” ---William Zinsser

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Les Roberts at Word Lovers

CRITIQUE SESSIONS – These will take place in 20-minute intervals on Saturday.  There will be a sign-up sheet for times.  To participate, writers need to send a manuscript of no more than 20 double-spaced pages to Claudia Taller by May 15. LES ROBERTS is the author of 23 novels, close to a dozen short stories, eight screenplays and countless newspaper articles and reviews. He’s most loved in Cleveland for his Slovenian detective, Milan Jacovich, who appears in 14 Jacovich mystery novels. Les has a great talent spotting strengths and weaknesses in other people’s writing. Les will only be with us on Saturday and a separate $____ reading fee will be payable directly to him. 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mary Bodnar at Word Lovers

POETRY WORKSHOP -- Enjoy waking up your writing and journaling talent and try your hand at a simple writing poetry exercise. We will learn about different types of poetry and write our own “Ode” or Praise Poem! You will be amazed at what you will discover and unleash your inner muse! No poetry writing experience necessary – just bring an open heart & a #2 pencil! MARY BODNAR is a lifelong writer with a passion for poetry, dance, and art. Her dance troupe, Vibrant Wind Dancers, brings music and poetry alive through Middle Eastern dance with silk scarves.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mary Mihaly at Word Lovers

NON-FICTION WORKSHOP – Writing today includes on-line magazines, white papers, non-profit organization, web, and custom publishing content, and ghostwriting. Mary will explain how to reach markets, deliver what they want, produce high-quality work, and stay connected. We will write proposals. MARY MIHALY, a longtime lifestyle and travel writer, has written for Playboy, House Beautiful, Cooking Light, Miami Herald, Reader’s Digest, Country Living, GE’s health website, and Yahoo.com. Her latest book is The 250 Questions Every Self-Employed Person Should Ask.


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My book, "Ohio's Lake Erie Wineries," an Arcadia production, explores the history of island and lakeshore wineries from the mid-1800s through today. I write travel, memoir, profiles, book reviews, local interest articles, and fiction. My writing is always of discovery--whether it's journaling, book reviewing, letter writing, or sharing an experience of life. I have written two novels and am working on a third novel and a memoir. I am passionate about sharing what life has to offer with others. "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron woke me up to a sense of possibility--life is too short not be enjoyed by living deeply and well. I created Igniting Possibilities, a conduit for creativity workshops and events, in the hope of guiding others to realize their full potential. The Word Lover's Retreats at Lakeside, Ohio's Chautauqua community, help writers find their voice and direction.