Literary Hook:‘Make Good Writing Great’

The next two columns of Literary Hook will finish our series about writers’ opportunities at The Clearing in Door County, Wisconsin. If you have been following the series, you know The Clearing is a “folk school” in Ellison Bay, Wis., situated on bluffs overlooking Green Bay. It’s an ideal place for a retreat or to work on a project. Late summer promises to be a good time for writers at The Clearing.

Aug. 26-Sept. 1 offers “Make Good Writing Great: Creating the Kind of Work that You, Yourself, Like to Read.” This week-long class is facilitated by John Lehman, whose five published books include nonfiction, fiction, poetry and biography. The course is described as follows: “Whether you’re new at writing or a published professional, interested in fiction or nonfiction, John Lehman’s innovative six-step method will start you well on your way to producing the kinds of stories, articles and books you, yourself, like to read.”

To quote John Lehman’s course description: “Major topics to be covered include devices that stimulate writing, discovering below-the-surface emotions…three keys to more reader involvement, practical publishing tactics…” and much, much more.

To learn more about The Clearing’s offerings, or to register, access or call toll-free at (877) 854-3225.

Christine Swanberg is a local author and poet who has written several books of poetry and formerly wrote a column called “The Writer’s Garret” for this newspaper.

from the June 13-19, 2007, issue

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