Hawaii Fiction Writers, we are back!
Our host, the beautiful Aina Haina Library, has reopened after renovations and Covid restrictions.
Invite a friend. Save the dates. Writers workshops on first Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning April 1, in the Aina Haina meeting room.
TBA: Readings and book signings for Kissing Frogs and Other Quirky Fairy Tales, at Aina Haina Library and Kapolei Library. All royalties will go to Friends of the Library at these two host libraries.
*Saturday, April 1 (10 a.m. to noon) - Aina Haina Library - Writers Workshop: "Another Opening, Another Fairy Tale." A look at the openings of traditional fairy tales. It's not always "Once upon a time." Fairy tales are often read aloud, in one sitting, so they are not long, they have to establish character and setting in the opening paragraph or two, and get on with the plot. How does your variation on a traditional fairy tale begin? Read and share.
*Saturday, May 6 (10 a.m. to noon) - Aina Haina Library - Writers Workshop: "Closing Time." A look at the closing paragraphs of traditional fairy tales. It's not always "They lived happily ever after." As the King in Alice in Wonderland famously said, "Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." Try writing the beginning paragraph or two, then the ending paragraph or two. Maybe write the middle last. If you don't know where you're going, how will you know when you're there? Read and share. (Note: Julius and Philip Epstein, the twin brothers working on the screenplay for the classic film Casablanca, did not know how to end it until almost the last minute, one morning when they were riding in to work.)
*Saturday, June 3 (10 a.m. to noon) - Aina Haina Library - Writers Workshop: "Drabble Contest!" Hawaii Fiction Writers will be reading their writer's block drabbles (exactly 100 words about writer's block). Bring your drabbles, or if you can't make the meeting you can send your drabble to firstname.lastname@example.org. For inspiration, here's a writer being advised to "write about dogs."
More future 2023 writers workshop dates reserved for Aina Haina Library (first Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon):