HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - For those who are serious about becoming a writer,
or improving in the writing craft, the first step may be a
comprehensive writing course to be held locally next weekend. For the
first time in the Huntington area, international Bram Stoker Award
winning editor Michael Knost will be the lead instructor as he offers
Writers Workshop: Level One, to be held Sat., May 22, from 9:00 a.m. -
2:00 p.m., at Mountwest Community & Technical College.
"If you are serious about improving as a storyteller, and if your goal
is to be published, then this one day intensive writing course, which
includes four distinct classes, is the first step toward a successful
writing career," Knost said, explaining that he will be personally
teaching a class that will focus on four writing themes, including:
Plot and Story (9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.); Description (10 a.m. – 10:45
a.m.); Point of View and Dialogue (11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.); and Creating
Great Characters (1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.). Although lunch is not included
in the cost, Knost will host a "free-for-all writing craft discussion"
for all who would like to attend during the lunch hour, from 12-noon
to 1:00 p.m.
Knost's book, Writers Workshop of Horror (Woodland Press), recently
won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award in the nonfiction category. The Bram
Stoker Award is hosted by the Horror Writers Association and is
considered the highest honor for authors and editors in the horror and
dark fiction genres.
The tuition for Writers Workshop: Level One, which includes includes
all four classes during the one-day course, is $125. For additional
information, or to sign up for the one day class at Mountwest
Community and Technical College, see www.michaelknost.com, or call
(304) 688-0191. Mountwest Community & Technical College is located at
3rd Ave. and 18th Street, Huntington, WV (Next to the Cam Henderson
Center). Class size is restricted, so interested individuals are
encouraged to sign-up early.