Monday, November 23, 2015

All Writers Workshop welcomes Ann Garvin December 5

From the desk of Kathie Giorgio, Director, AllWriters' Workplace & Workshop LLC:
WAUKESHA – Plotting is afoot for AllWriters’ December Celebrity Saturday! There are lots of ways to tell a story, but expert plotting is the best way to keep your readers turning pages. AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop welcomes special guest lecturer ANN GARVIN with her workshop, THE MOST COMPELLING WAY TO TELL A TALE: PLOT AND COHESION.
In this workshop, you’ll examine the numerous ways plotting is used to achieve cohesion. This approach will not only help with structure but also with resisting the mid-draft slump, and it can ultimately save time. Moving forward, we’ll discuss how plotting will help you find the most compelling way to tell your story. Whether you’re working on a novel, short story, essay, poem or memoir, each work must tell a compelling story and maintain the energy of that story all the way through to the end. This is a workshop for students with just a germ of an idea or a whole complicated manuscript.
ANN GARVIN is an Easterner who lives in the Midwest and a fiction writer who makes a living as a scientist and educator in the Masters of Fine Arts position at Southern New Hampshire University. While working as a nurse, she completed her PhD in exercise psychology at UW–Madison, publishing extensively in the area of exercise, mental health, and media and later became a prize-winning short story writer. Her experience proved a perfect backdrop for her novels On Maggie’s Watch and The Dog Year. She is a featured writer for, where she is devoted to helping people find health and tell their stories, and fundraises for and animal rescues.
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. Ann Garvin’s workshop will be held on Saturday, December 5th, 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 CafĂ© 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

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books and Clothesline Project

This Saturday, November 7  3:30 pm at

Kathie Giorgio & Sarah Xerta:
Shouting the Truth in Poetry and Fiction

What happens when a poet and a novelist team up to raise their voices, together lifting up the truth through lyricism and narration? 
Against the moving backdrop of The Clothesline Project*, t-shirts featuring brave statements about violence against women and designed by women affected by that violence, novelist Kathie Giorgio and poet Sarah Xerta weave a dramatic reading of truth and testimony, and discuss the role of writing as witness.

3:30 PM Saturday, November 7
University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
Northview Hall Room N140

For driving directions, campus map and a complete schedule of events, please visit

"Bearing Witness to Violence Against Women
for 25 Years"
presented by
The Women's Center