Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The West Texas A&M Writing Academy

Last week I went to Texas to teach at the West Texas A&M Writing Academy. This second annual gathering is the brainchild of romance novelist Jodi Thomas, who I had the great pleasure of meeting. She and a team of excellent instructors teach during this week-long event, with classes from 9-12 each day and critique and writing in the afternoons.

I taught writing "Inspirational Fiction," while the other instructors covered other topics. In between classes, we had a great time talking about writing, books, and life in general. A great time was had by all.

The event reminded me a little bit of our Glen Eyrie writer's summit---the emphasis isn't on meeting editors and agents, every workshop is focused on the craft of writing while students are given time to actually implement what they're learning. I'd love to teach at this event again, and if you're in the Texas area--or even if you're not--you might enjoy this one. More details about 2011 to come later.

The photos are of my class, the entire group, Jodi's class, and the lovely WTAMU campus. Oh--and some of our folks doing the chicken dance! You can click on the photos to enlarge if you think you've spotted a friend. Enjoy!


1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful week!