Events


New Writing Workshops

Two online writing workshops Saturdays October 23 and November 6 2021, 11 am to 12:30 pm

“Find Your Story”

Styled for those just getting started, “Find Your Story.” October 23. You’ve been itching to write but not sure how to get started? This is the place for you to learn the “tricks” of story development whether you are considering fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction.

We’ll go over the basic forms of writing – fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction and a bit on poetry. All are terrific story telling forms. Then, I’ll offer some strategies to help you decide which is best for what you want to write, taking in the people involved (or characters), the setting of place, time, etc., and “what’s happening?”

AND we’ll dedicate some time “in class” to work with those strategies. We’ll also address some significant writing style tips to move prospective writers up the ladder toward “serious” writers, those concerned with craft.

INTERESTED? Sign up. Contact me at carmengoldthwaite@sbcglobal.net

SPECIAL RATE IF YOU ALSO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE SECOND WORKSHOP:

FEE: $49.99 (if paired with “Memoir and Personal Essay,” $79.99. for both)

“Memoir and Personal Essay”

Discover the slant you want to take, learn the strategies and tools you will need to write either a book length or short personal story. We will employ the tools of fiction AND nonfiction in writing this personal story.

We’ll look to build a sturdy and full quiver of not only writing style to use – the personal style – but also tricks to tap into memory; research that may be pertinent to add to the understanding of your personal story in its time and place. AND SUGGESTED techniques to open the story with, to selecting what’s important for the reader who doesn’t know you, etc.  PLUS, it’s a workshop so we’ll experiment with what’s been taught while you’re here, to make sure your questions get answered on the spot.

FEE: $49.99 (if paired with “Find your Story,” $79.99 for both)

Contact me at carmengoldthwaite@sbcglobal.net


(All in-person meetings, retreats, etc. are subject to COVID guidelines)

Ongoing Writers’ Circles

Happening on Zoom until COVID lets up

Wednesday afternoon just returned to in-person

Thursday night will continue on Zoom

Tuesday ‘Circles’ will return to Carmen’s home when COVID restrictions abate, when participants are comfortable.

Every six weeks

Tu & Th, 7-10 pm CDT

Wed, 1:30-4:30 pm CDT

Thurs, 7 – 10 pm CDT

Writers Ranch Retreata Success!

We planned with fingers crossed for an in person private ranch retreat … It worked, all fully immunized. A half dozen women writers gathered on a West Texas ranch for fun, writing and supporting each other.

April 23-25th 2021

“Tales of Texas Dames” for Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano

An organization of women welcoming women, who better to hear the tales of Texas’ sassy ‘dames.’

September 14th 2021

“Leaders before Their Time – Texas Women!”

For Pittsburg, TX Pioneer Days leadership luncheon.

September 16th 2021

“Find Your Story”

You’ve been itching to write but not sure how to get started? This is the place for you to learn the “tricks” of story development whether you are considering fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction.

On Zoom

October 23rd 2021

11am – 12:30pm

“Memoir and Personal Essay”

Discover the slant you want to take, learn the strategies and tools you will need to write either a book-length or short personal story.

On Zoom

November 6th 2021

11am – 12:30pm

“The Women Who Made Texas Strong”

Friends of the Library, Rockwall, TX.
Without these women, would there be a Texas?

February 22nd 2022

“Texas Women Wield the Reins on Ranches, in Boardrooms and on Stages”

Rockwall Literary Club

May 11th 2022

Writing Webinar(s)

Fall 2021/Winter 2022 (TBD)

For more information, call 817-726-0412 or e-mail carmengoldthwaite@sbcglobal.net