Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spring One-Day Workshop on Genre Fiction

Antioch Writers' Workshop

In anticipation of the Antioch Writers' Workshop 27th Annual Summer Workshop, AWW is holding a spring one-day workshop on Saturday, March 31, 8:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The full-day workshop will focus on the genres of mystery, science fiction/fantasy/horror, and romance. Published authors in each of these three genres will lead a track on aspects of writing craft specific to his/her genre.

Registration is limited to only 15 participants per genre (45 total participants), so those interested are encouraged to register quickly. (Tracks are filled on first registered, first served basis.) Cost for the one-day spring workshop is $150.00, due upon registration.

Award winning author Carrie Bebris will lead the mystery track. Bebris is best known for her Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery series, most recently The Deception at Lyme. The series debuted in 2004 with Pride and Prescience, which made the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestseller list and was named one of the five best mysteries of the year by Library Journal. Several books in the series have earned starred reviews from publications such as Publisher's Weekly.

Donna MacMeans will lead the romance track. MacMeans has published four historical romance, most recently Redeeming the Rogue. Her first published novel, The Education of Mrs. Brimley, won the coveted Golden Heart medallion for Best Long Historical Manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America ® in 2006. Her other novels include The Trouble with Moonlight, The Seduction of a Duke, and the forthcoming The Cassanove Code.

Tim Waggoner, author of more than twenty novels and two short story collections, will lead the science fiction/fantasy/horror track. Waggoner teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and in Seton Hill University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program. His novels include the zombie PI Matt Richter series:Nekroplis, Dead Streets and Dark War. He has also published numerous short stories and articles on creative writing in magazines such as Writer's Digest and Writers' Journal.

For complete author bios, links to their websites, and a detailed Genre Saturday schedule, visit

Antioch Writers' Workshop programs are held in partnership with Antioch University Midwest and with support from the Yellow Springs Community Foundation; Ohio Arts Council; and WYSO (media sponsor).

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