About the Gaithersburg Book Festival The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual all-day celebration of books, writers and literary excellence.One of the premier literary events in the Washington, D.
But still, it’s mainly English books that fill our bookshelves.
This workshop, which includes focused exercises for brainstorming story ideas and settings, will help Hispanic writers find their voice and begin writing their stories in Spanish.
FREE admission and accessible shuttle will be available from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall.
The Gaithersburg Book Festival also hosts author events in Montgomery County throughout the year as a way to encourage continued appreciation for all things literary.
With us, you can study everything from poetry, the novel and drama (stage, screen, and radio) as you would expect on an English and Creative Writing degree, but in addition, at Strathclyde, we offer the opportunity to use creative writing skills as part of your approach to literary criticism.
As part of your experience, you’ll get the chance to work with award-winning scholars and creative writers.
We will focus on modern love in this workshop, and via exercises and prompts, workshop participants will draft several (yes, more than one! Participants engage in visual analysis of Edward Hopper’s “Cape Cod Evening,” uncovering personal connections to the piece and responding in poetry or prose.
Through prompts and free writing, participants flesh out character, setting and conflict to create a vibrant new story or poem of their own. A review of writing techniques employed by renowned authors – including Ernest Hemingway, Sue Grafton, John Grisham, Agatha Christie, Lee Child, Anne Rice, Stephen King and more – is the foundation for workshop exercises designed to teach the process of writing suspenseful stories. We not only love stories, we learn best when we receive information in the form of stories.
Our approach to the English & Creative writing course is innovative, modern and friendly, giving you a comprehensive understanding of English literature as a core basis for your creative work.
The emphasis is on helping you develop a range of skills to grow your future career, including textual analysis and interpretation.