Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lisa Chilar on Writing a Character at AllWriters Workplace

Who is this character living in my head and why won’t she leave me alone?

WAUKESHA – Do you have a voice inside your head? Is he or she coming out in the form of poetry? Let poet Lisa Cihlar help you guide this character through a poetic series! The Poetic Obsession – Writing a Character Series will help you define your character and look at ways to write a cluster of poems that echo each other without being carbon copies. Participants will do exercises, brain storming, and character mapping. Cihlar’s own Swampy Woman, from her new chapbook, The Insomniac’s House, would not slink back into the algae green waters. She had to have her say and to hear what others had to say about her. Let your character crawl out too! Bring along five to ten character based poems and let’s see who shouts the loudest. This AllWriters’ Celebrity Saturday Event will take place on September 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

LISA J. CIHLAR’S poems have been published in The South Dakota Review, Corium, Green Mountains Review, In Posse Review, Bluestem, and The Prose-Poem Project. One of her poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of two chapbooks, “The Insomniac’s House,” from Dancing Girl Press, and “This is How She Fails” from Crisis Chronicles. She lives in rural southern Wisconsin.

This Celebrity Saturday event has a fee of $85, which includes lunch, catered by Café de Art! You can register by calling 262-446-0284, or going online at http://www.allwriters.org/., click on Celebrity Saturdays.

AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop offers on-site and online writing courses in all genres and abilities of creative writing, as well as coaching and editing services. A schedule of classes and registration is available online at http://www.allwriters.org/ or you can call 262-446-0284. AllWriters’ is located at 234 Brook Street, Unit 2, in historic downtown Waukesha.

Kathie Giorgio
Director, AllWriters' Workplace & Workshop LLC
Author, "The Home For Wayward Clocks"
234 Brook St., Unit 2
Waukesha WI 53188
Phone: (262) 446-0284

Kathie's Website: http://www.kathiegiorgio.org/

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