New River Writers/Ashley River Writers

New River Writers and Ashley River Writers offers Creative Writing  Workshops,  

Retreats and a Distinguished Author Series for writers in the Carolinas.

New! Painting Your Family Portrait in Words...A Creative Writing Workshop to Craft the Past

Once you have tracked your genealogy and DNA what then?

Do you know better who you really are and who and what made you?

Writing your family back into existence brings you to life as well, often explaining behaviors and healing old wounds.

Join award-winning writer Miles Tager to learn the art of putting your past - and yourself – into fresh perspective.

In keeping with the spirit of Place, we will use portraiture as well as biography to spark our imaginations, and our journey.

 

For more information, please contact Miles here.

'Writing for Change' workshop in Folly Beach, SC March 22

Award-winning author Miles Tager, author of Grandfather Mountain, A Profile, announces his Creative Writing Workshop, Writing for Change, in Folly Beach, SC at the Folly Beach Library from noon until 4 p.m. on Thurs., March 22.

As part of his New River Writers/Ashley River Writers creative writing workshop offering, his workshops include: Writing for Change, Journalism, Journaling, Journaling with Watercolors, For Family, History & Legacy, Memoir, Landscape as Mindscape, On Being Episcopalian, and The Art of Writing...for Fun!

 

His next Writing for Change workshop will be held in April at the Florence Thomas Art Center in West Jefferson, NC. More details will soon be released.

 

Miles, who has worked as a journalist and writer for over 30 years, writing for numerous newspapers and magazines, and garnering writing awards from Appalachian State University, the North Carolina Press Association, North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina Writer’s Network, also offers manuscript editing, retreats and content creation for news, features, profiles, blogs, commentaries, and histories.

 

He is now setting appointments for one-on-one sessions with writers who have taken workshops or those who are currently writing and want to have their work readied for publication, contests, or presentations to family and friends.  There is no charge for the first session.

 

His nonfiction book, Grandfather Mountain, A Profile, won the North Carolina Historical Society Book of the Year award in 1999 and is on the Approved Reading Lists for North Carolina Public Schools and libraries.

 

To register and for more information, contact Miles here. The cost per person is $55. The workshops fill up quickly so call today! And, if you share this information with a friend who also registers for this or another workshop, receive a $5 discount.

 

You may also contact his publicist, Priscilla Goudreau-Santos, at 904-371-7751 or via email at priscillagoudreausantos@gmail.com. 

'Writing for Change' workshop in West JeffersonFeb. 24

A new ‘Writing for Change’ creative writing workshop is set to take place from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. at the Florence Thomas Art School in beautiful downtown West Jefferson, North Carolina.

The workshop is not a class but instead will offer positive, practical techniques for both beginning and developing writers to get their ideas onto paper, and if they wish, published.

To register please call the Florence Thomas Art School at 336-846-3827. Participants are asked to bring a notebook and copy of a favorite book. More details on when and where the 'Writing for Change' workshops  and others will be conducted will soon be announced. Make sure you visit frequently and let Miles know that you’re interested in attending. The workshops fill up quickly so call and sign up today!

'Writing for Change' workshop in Charleston Jan. 19

Join Miles Tager, author of Grandfather Mountain, A Profile for a ‘Writing for Change’ creative writing workshop from 12-4 p.m. at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King St., on Friday, Jan. 19. The workshop in Charleston at this prestigious venue is the first of many upcoming workshops in this historic city.

 

“This workshop is not a class; there will be no grades or criticism,” Tager said.  “Instruction will offer positive, practical techniques for both beginning and developing writers to get their ideas onto paper, and if they wish, published.”

To register, please call the Charleston Library Society at 843-723-9912. Tickets are $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Participants are asked to bring a notebook and copy of a favorite book.

New workshop announced: Earn While You Learn

Write compelling news stories and earn while you learn! Join me, Miles Tager, for a workshop or individual consultation to learn how to write stories for a living. I started my writing career taking workshops and then applying my knowledge by writing for different local publications. You can too! Whether for your local newspaper, magazine or church bulletin, you’ll learn how to write interesting, newsworthy stories that people will be excited to read.

I’m a former correspondent for The Raleigh News & Observer and the Asheville Citizen Times, and also served as a Staff Reporter for The Mountain Times in Boone and was a founding staff member for Greenline/Mountain Express in Asheville. My writing has focused on environmental, community and cultural issues in Western North Carolina and Appalachia including publishing the nonfiction, award-winning book, Grandfather Mountain, A Profile. Click here for more information, to register for the next workshop, and for a one-on-one consultation. Dates and times coming soon!

 

 

 

New River Writers and the Florence Thomas Art School  are pleased to announce their inaugural workshop with author Miles Tager presenting 'Writing for Change'.  This four-hour, informal and interactive workshop will be held from 1-5 p.m. Friday, November 10  at the renowned Florence Thomas Art School in the downtown Arts District of West Jefferson, North Carolina.

Participants are asked to bring a notebook and copy of a favorite book. To register please call the Florence Thomas Art School at 336-846-3827.

The New River Writers Project will soon announce new workshops, seminars, contests and distinguished guests for its fall and winter seasons.  The new series of events will be held in West Jefferson, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina.

 

The workshop, “Writing for Change; Water Under the Bridge,” will introduce both up-and-coming and established writers to the power and potential of their written words.

 

Participants will be given practical, positive and supportive instruction.

 

The workshops are not classes; no one will be subject to criticism or grades.  Each writer will learn how to use voice, story, research, personal experience and everyday observation to set a new course, whatever it may be.

 

All writing effects change, whether individual, family, group, social, cultural, political or spiritual.

 

Change is Your Choice!

 

More details on when and where the “Writing for Change” workshops will be conducted will soon be announced. Make sure you visit frequently and let Miles know that you’re interested in attending. The workshops fill up quickly so call and sign up today!

New workshop on Friday, Nov. 10!

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