Fiction Writing Workshop for Teens with Cidney Swanson
January 5, 2019 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm• Free
Wordcrafters in Eugene and Barnes & Noble present a Teen Fiction Writing Workshop with Cidney Swanson as part of Fiction Fantastic 2019: Come explore the short story form, with a special focus on character. This workshop will help you to give your characters imperfections, so your readers won’t be able to look away, and will root for them to overcome their flaws.
This workshop is a part of the Fiction Fantastic Young Writers Contest. For more information on the contest visit here: https://fictionfantastic.org/
When: Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 1-3 pm
Where: Barnes and Noble, Valley River Center.
This event is free and open to teens 13-18.
About the Instructor: Cidney Swanson writes unforgettable contemporary characters who are genuinely shocked to find themselves thrown into perilous Sci-Fi/Fantasy situations. Well, except for the heroine from Mars. Come on. How shocked could a Mars colonist be to find herself in a Sci-Fi peril? After they (fine, *most of them*) get over their shock, they start kicking butt and taking names, and usually do some kissing along the way. Cidney’s complex plotting and stick-with-you characters have resulted in a few nice awards, including a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012 and an SCBWI Spark Honor Book. When she’s not placing her characters in peril, Cidney can be found asking her husband, cats, kids, and anyone else who will listen why it rains so much in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Visit Cidney Swanson online here: http://cidneyswanson.com/