Wednesday, January 14, 2015


From the desk of Kathie Giorgio, Director, AllWriters' Workplace & Workshop LLC:
WAUKESHA – What is the one thing that will keep readers coming back? Your characters. Crafting your characters to be memorable, interesting and believable entities who inspire an emotional response, positive or negative, is the heart of any good story. On Saturday, February 7th, Erin Celello will give you the keys to creating characters who will bring your work to life. AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop welcomes special guest lecturer ERIN CELELLO with her workshop, CREATING CHARACTERS WORTH KNOWING.
You can draft a plot that twists and turns, or conjure a truly unforgettable setting, but without richly-drawn characters, those efforts will inevitably fall flat. In this workshop, you’ll meet – or re-acquaint yourselves with – memorable characters in literature and examine what makes them tick. You’ll then look at the importance of significant details, dialogue, and research in creating the kinds of characters who are so vivid and complex, readers are left scanning the sidewalk or longing to share a cup of coffee with them. This workshop will include a series of short exercises designed to help bring your characters to life and leave an impression long after readers turn the final page.
ERIN CELELLO is the author of Miracle Beach (Penguin/NAL 2011) and Learning to Stay (Penguin/NAL 2013), as well as a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction nominee. She has an MFA in fiction from Northern Michigan University and is an assistant professor of writing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband, two young sons, and two unruly Vizslas. For more about Erin, visit
Celebrity Saturdays are a great chance to broaden your knowledge of what it takes to be successful and to learn from writers who are already knee deep in an author’s life. Erin Celello’s workshop will be held on Saturday, February 7th, 2015. This event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and costs $85, which includes a lunch catered by Waukesha’s own Café de Art.
AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop offers on-site and online writing courses in all genres and abilities of creative writing, as well as coaching, editing, and marketing services. A schedule of classes, with online registration, is available at or by calling (262) 446-0284. AllWriters’ is located at 234 Brook Street, Unit 2, in historic downtown Waukesha, as featured in Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel.

Summer Hanford
AllWriters' Assistant

234 Brook St., Unit 2
Waukesha WI 53188
Phone: (262) 446-0284
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