Mark Twain Museum hosts writers’ workshops April 6 and April 20

The Mark Twain Museum will host writers’ workshops on April 6 and April 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the museum gallery.

The April 6 workshop will focus on the personal essay. This course will explore how to craft personal experiences into compelling personal essays. Writers will discuss story ideas, practice with writing exercises, write, revise and give feedback to other writers.

The April 20 workshop will focus on playwriting. The workshop will help writers experiment with writing for the theater just like Twain did. Writers will brainstorm ideas and work together and independently on first drafts, revisions and will learn about the genre throughout the day. 

Both courses will be led by Quincy University Engilsh professor Dustin Zima along with museum curator Henry Sweets.

One workshop is $75 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch at LulaBelle’s. An optional 2 credit hours of graduate credit are available through Quincy University for $180 per workshop. Participants should bring laptop or any writing tools needed.

    Space is limited. Call 573-221-9010, ext. 401, to sign up.

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