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Fall Events for Readers and Writers

It’s fall, a traditional time for book releases and author events. While things are a bit different this year, we’re still celebrating books as much as we can. Here are a few events I’ve been working on with writing groups. Click on the links to learn more and sign up!

Alaska Chapter of Romance Writers of America

I’m moderating this online discussion with AKRWA:

Romancing the Midnight Sun

Thursday, October 8, 7:00-8:00 pm Alaska time (via GoToMeeting)

Facebook event on AKRWA page: ‪https://fb.me/e/aUQkZzTzK

Alaskan romance authors Tamsin Ley, Erin McLellan, Miriam Matthews, and LoLo Paige talk with Lynn Lovegreen about writing Alaska books and what it’s like to write romance as Alaskans.


I’m teaching this class with 49 Writers:

The Perfect Setting = Your Perfect Novel with 49 Writers

Thursdays, October 22 & 29, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM AK time

Short (4 hour) version online via Zoom

49 Writers page: https://49writers.org/the-perfect-setting

The perfect setting can enhance your story, and amp up your readers’ interest. In this workshop, you’ll choose a setting, main character and plot that will help you flesh out your story in any genre. You’ll also play around with details that bring out the best parts of your story. Designed for beginning level fiction writers, and open to high school students as well as adults.  


I’m helping moderate this SCBWI-AK webinar:

Imagination is Not Enough with B. A. Binns

Imagination Is Not Enough with B. A. Binns

October 24, 12-1:30 pm Alaska time via Zoom

SCBWI-AK webpage: https://alaska.scbwi.org/events/imagination-is-not-enough-with-author-b-a-binns/

“I can use my imagination” authors often say when beginning a new story. Imagination is a powerful tool, but its value is often limited when writing about unfamiliar people and cultures. Imagination alone has limitations that often overlooks culturally relevant information, or, worse still, gets things factually incorrect.  Webinar attendees will explore ways to meet the needs of their readers when writing cross-culturally. We will dive into issues like motivation, character, backstory, the difference between culture appreciation and appropriation, and some solutions to the types of issues authors may encounter while performing culturally relevant research. Attendees will also emerge with strategies for dealing with criticism.


I’m teaching this class with YRW:

Lynn Lovegreen photo

The Perfect Setting = Your Perfect Novel

November 2-27 online workshop (longer version)

YRW website: https://tinyurl.com/yxcjkr6k

The perfect setting can enhance your story, and amp up your readers’ interest. In this workshop, you’ll choose a setting, main character and plot that will help you flesh out your story in any genre. You’ll also play around with details that bring out the best parts of your story. Have a little writing fun, and enliven your setting with crisp, impactful descriptions that make your novel shine.

Hope to see you (virtually) this fall!

I love to share my passion for Alaska and its history in my writing for young adults and their grown ups.

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