Friday, May 18, 2012
The Susquehanna Writers are a well-rounded bunch, with talents that stretch beyond putting words on a page or screen. This weekend, they are well-represented at The 25th Annual Pennwriters Conference, where they are sharing their talents by offering writing workshops. And, as an attendee (and fellow Susquehanna Writer), I wanted to spread the word. I arrived too late to hear Mike Sylvestri (aka "Captain Analog") ease our technology fears, but I got to hear presentations by Laurie Edwards and Jon Sprunk. Laurie shed new light on backstory, and Jon got me revved up to try a new approach in my writing planning. He said he was a novice presenter, but it sure didn't seem that way. Tomorrow, Lori Myers will help attendees put PIZAZZ into their literary readings, and Don Helin will keep things moving in a workshop on pacing. These authors are a testimony to the fact that the writing community is made up of talented people who give back by sharing their knowledge with other writers. Pretty amazing in what can be a very competitive field.