The mission of the Village Writing School is to help writers of all levels develop their craft to tell their stories in a more readable, publishable way. Based in Arkansas, the Village Writing School supports writers around the world through its online, on-demand programs on writing, agenting, marketing and publishing.


WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS


Literary Agent Summit

Get lifetime access to all virtual sessions featuring the following speakers:

  • Katharine Sands at Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
  • Jennifer Grimaldi at Chalberg & Sussman
  • Madelyn Burt at Stonesong
  • Jennifer Unter at The Unter Agency
  • Laurie Chittenden at Tessler Literary Agency
  • Emily Keyes at Fuse Literary
  • Eric Myers at Myers Literary Management
  • Andy Ross at The Andy Ross Literary Agency
  • Amaryah Orenstein at GO Literary
  • Kelly Peterson at Rees Literary Agency
  • Lynnette Novak from The Seymour Agency
  • Leslie Zampetti from Dunham Literary, Inc.
  • Editor Nettie Finn from St. Martin’s Press
  • Editor Melissa Singer from Tor/Forge

Lifetime access costs $45. Details here.


Image Is Everything: Constructing Extraordinary Images in Prose


Saturday June 15, 2019
10am – 11am CT
$25

Improve your writing by using imagery to enrich the visual detail in your stories. The best writers employ vivid (concrete), moving (dynamic), and convincing (persuasive) images in order to ground their readers in the fabric of their written world. In this workshop, we will examine a range of successful images and then use exercises to practice their construction so that we can then create them in our own work.

Join live on June 15 at 10 a.m. Central Time. Recording also available.


The Sustainable Writing Practice:
To Be a Better Writer, Understand Yourself

A three-part online workshop series.

$45

Three writing instructors and coaches share their thoughts on how you can get serious about living a writing life. You will receive the recordings of all three sessions. You can also attend the online workshops live. Sessions include:

  • Find Your Why: consider the two core reasons why people write and the issues inherent in each.
  • Space, Time, and Magic: The Writer’s Process: discover what you need to create a sustainable, productive writing practice.
  • Procrastination is Not the Problem: move beyond procrastination and start writing.


Keep on Blogging


Saturday August 3, 2019
9am – 10am CT
$25

Learn how to use a blog or newsletter to share your journey–literal and metaphorical–with your readers, even when you aren’t feeling the magic.

Join live on August 3 at 9 a.m. Central Time. Recording also available.


Write Like An Actor: Acting Tools for Writers


Saturday October 5, 2019
Noon – 1pm CT
$25

This class will show you—the writer—that acting and writing are not so different after all. By studying the craft of acting, writers can learn to write better dialogue, get in touch with their characters’ emotions and motivations, develop strong points of view, and choose character details that are specific and important. Acting can help any writer live more fully inside the messy truth of human relationships and make imaginary people come to life. Participants will leave this class with a new, unique box of tools that will help them take their writing to the next level.

Join live on October 5 at Noon Central Time. Recording also available.


Memoir Success Online Summit

We are proud to present our second online summit, this time focused on helping you share your story! The event features bestselling authors, agents, editors, and marketers who will provide practical (and inspiring) advice on why the world needs your story, and how you can best write and share it.

Speakers include:

  • New York Times Bestselling author Ruth Wariner
  • Author Tracy Strauss
  • Author Rachael Herron
  • Author and writing instructor Marion Roach Smith
  • Writer & editor Allison Williams
  • Literary agent Renee C. Fountain
  • Author and marketing expert Dan Blank

Get lifetime access to ALL sessions for only $45. Click here for more information.


Historical Fiction Online Summit

Join us to take your historical fiction to the next level. All sessions are recorded and available to view at your convenience. This online summit will help you:

  • Improve your writing with advice from bestselling authors
  • Identify exactly the story you need to tell and how to do it
  • Weave history into your story in a manner that grabs readers while remaining accurate
  • Determine what literary agents want to see (and not see!)
  • Develop your audience even before your book is finished

Get lifetime access to ALL sessions for only $45. Click here for more information.


Eureka Springs Writers’ Lunch

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Noon CT
Pizza Hut, 2048 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

We have lunch at the Pizza Hut followed by varied activities or guest speakers to keep your creative mind turning and encouraged with a fun evening of fellowship.

Writers’ Lunch is open to anyone who has an interest in writing. We’d love to meet you and discuss your writing goals and dreams.