Starting in September, WBTR author member Sheila Lamb will be teaching a 5 week course entitled “Write Now! at the Center for the Arts.  “Write Now!” is designed for new writers who are looking for a place to begin.   

Let the inspiration flow! We will work on writing fiction and non-fiction prose. This hands-on course will explore elements of the writing craft, including plot development, characters, and setting while developing your voice as a writer. We’ll use prompts and free writing exercises designed to get you started on the writing path. Be prepared to share your writing with the class. Bring your notebook and the creativity will emerge!
Dates: Sept. 18 – Oct. 16, 2012
Times: Tues. 7-8:30pm
Location: Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory/Old Town Manassas

More details and registration information can be found at http://www.center-for-the-arts.org/registration/viewclass.aspx?id=FW-M1.

Sheila‘s stories have appeared in Monkeybicycle, Steel Toe ReviewSoundzine, Referential Magazine and elsewhere. Her short story Swim was nominated for the Pushcart prize.  

An MFA candidate in fiction at Queens University of Charlotte, Sheila writes across a wide variety of genres, including short fiction, historical fiction and educational curricula. A former history teacher, she has traveled  throughout Ireland and participated in the Achill Archaeological Field School.  

Sheila began teaching at the Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory in Manassas in 2010.  “Writer’s Studio,” a workshop for critical review and feedback of works-in-progress, will be offered in April.  

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