Carmen Goldthwaite

May 18th Workshop has been canceled.

Hey folks, I’ve gotta’ “cancel” our Memoir Workshop scheduled for Saturday May 18, 10 am. In coming weeks, I’ll announce the new date. Expect Mid-Summer.

THE REASON? A trip to ye ol’ hospital for pneumonia has left me far from par, certainly not spiffy enough to wrangle a workshop of writers and give them a taste of how to write their personal story, be it a book or an essay. So, taking a couple of weeks to recover strength/energy and then will sort through the calendar for a viable date.

If you want input? Send me an email with a 1,2, 3 priority, and I’ll try to make that happen. OK?

In the meantime, “Have fun writing!”

Whoops. I’m talking to writers. Better include a deadline. How’s this? June 15 for your choices and then I have some time to chat about it.

Thanks,
Carmen

AUTHOR

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Carmen Goldthwaite is the top-selling author of Texas’ heroic women, their stories: true adventures of Texas women across the centuries and the landscape of the State and the Republic. The 15-year research and writing project resulted in Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History and Texas Ranch Women: Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie. Her stories of these women have appeared in anthologies and magazines, such as: FORT WORTH TEXAS, PERSIMMON HILL, Wild West, True West, TCU Alumnae, etc..

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Carmen Goldthwaite – Author, Teacher, Storyteller – packs a lifetime of writing into creative writing classes she teaches, the Texas Tales she spins and books and articles she pens.

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Teacher

Writers gather to talk about their writings, to learn tricks and techniques about the storywriting craft, be it fiction or nonfiction.

Writing Workshops

3rd SATURDAYS of the month, January through May, 10 – noon.

We’ll cover a primary principle of writing and story development at each workshop to be held on Zoom,

10 am to noon. (See Teacher page for schedule and other information or Shop for registration.)

Writer’s Circles

TUESDAY night, 7 pm meets in person at my West Fort Worth home, starting JANUARY 9.
WEDNESDAY, starting January 10 and the afternoon “hybrid” (part Zoom, part in person) will start at 1:30 pm.
THURSDAY, starting January 11 It’s an all Zoom meeting that starts 7 pm

Teaching is a wonderful experience

Translating decades of experience in writing and publishing, Carmen passes along her knowledge to writers through small group Writers’ Circles, individually, classes, conferences and workshops. For 12 years, men and women have knocked on the door of her writing place, her home, “Scribblers Sanctuary,” as nicknamed by early students. Some of her SMU and TCU students still come back from time to time for a “refresher” or a manuscript edit.

Autographed Books make a great gift!

Author

“You find the untold stories of so many women…women who’ve been lost from the pages of history, and you write them well.”

Ann Smith of the Houston-Galveston Sam Houston Chapter of DAR about Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women throughout Lone Star History

Carmen is the top-selling author of Texas’ heroic women’s stories: true adventures across the centuries and the landscape of Texas.

ONE READER SAID about TEXAS RANCH WOMEN: THREE CENTURIES OF METTLE AND MOXIE
“well written and informative. I was born and raised in Texas. We had Texas history in school. This book gives me the ‘rest of the story’.” – Txana, on Amazon, a review.

Storyteller

“Thank you for coming. I could tell people really enjoyed the stories you told.”

Debbie, Pittsburg Peach Festival

Carmen spins the tales, the true ones, of Texas’ formidable women, stories untold or long forgotten. She’s written about them in columns, magazines, anthologies and books– tales of immigrating to “Tejas” alone and with children, standing off hungry and angry hostiles with guns or baked bread, grubbing to bring forth crops and livestock on land often parched, making hay when wildcatters poked their pastures and hit bonanzas.

Talking about the Texas Dames and their leadership in Texas at the Pittsburg Peach Festival Leadership Luncheon.

Upcoming events

Whether about history or writing, Carmen welcomes the opportunity to ‘pass it on.’

Scheduling Storytelling Events Now for 2024. Contact Carmen to find out more or schedule an event.

Ongoing Writers Circles

Tuesdays 7 – 10pm : In person only;
Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30pm: In person with zoom for those ill or traveling.
Thursday 7 – 10pm: Zoom only.

Every six weeks
the next start date will be the Tuesday, Wednesday,

Writing Workshops

1st WORKSHOP: “How to get started”

Jan 20, 2024
$75
Zoom

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2nd WORKSHOP: “Develop the Character”

Feb 17
$75
Zoom

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3rd WORKSHOP: “Explore Plotting”

Mar 16
$75
Zoom

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4th WORKSHOP: “The Story World”

Apr 20
$75
Zoom

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5th WORKSHOP: “Remember the Memoir”

TBD
$75
Zoom

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For more information, call on 817-726-0412 or EMAIL