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Writers' Workshop

The 2022 Writers' Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 14, with sessions available in-person and on Zoom. Click here to learn more about the sessions and to find Zoom links for each session.

The Sinclair Writers' Workshop is and has been, for nearly 50 years, free of charge to the public and Sinclair students. 

Session Schedule

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.:  "Writing Nonfiction Picture Books" with Emily Morgan | Emily Morgan is the author of the Next Time You See nonfiction book series for children and co-author of the Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series for teachers. She is a former middle school and elementary science teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Wright State University and a master’s degree in science education from the University of Dayton. Emily’s book Next Time You See a Sunset was selected for “Story Time From Space.” You can watch an astronaut reading that book on the International Space Station here:

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: "Adapting an Historical Event for Children" with Martha Dunsky | Martha Dunsky (pen name for Martha Caprarotta) grew up writing and drawing stories with her nine siblings. Her debut children’s book, Fire and Forgiveness: A Nun’s Truce with General Sherman, is illustrated by her sister Monica Wyrick and published by the University of South Carolina Press. Martha holds a BA in English from the University of Dayton and is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). She is a former award-winning TV reporter, videographer, producer, and retired technical editor for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.: "The Hero's Journey For Writers" with Carrie Bebris | Carrie Bebris, author of nine novels, is best known for her award-winning Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, which embroil Jane Austen’s beloved characters in intrigue. The series includes Pride and Prescience (named one of the five best mysteries of the year by Library Journal) and North by Northanger (winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award). Also, a journalist and editor, Carrie writes nonfiction articles for local, national and international publications, and has edited books on a variety of subjects. She holds a master’s degree in English and speaks frequently about writing, publishing, Jane Austen, and 18th/19th-century social history.

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: "Mapping Memory: Using the Five Senses to Create Character and Setting" with Estella Gonzalez | Estella Gonzalez was born and raised in east Los Angeles, the inspiration for her writing. Her short series and poetry have appeared in literary journals such as Kweli Journal, The Acentos Review, Asteri(ix), and Huizache. Her short story collection Chola Salvation was published on April 30, 2021, by Arte Público Press.