a delightful writer is a treat; to find an
excellent teacher is a treasure. But to
find both a capable writer and an inspiring teacher in
one person is indeed rare! I have been blessed
to find this exceptional combination in Belinda
Anderson. She's been a part of my life for four
years and I am the richer for it."
--Genevieve Sowards Gillen
MARCH MADNESS WRITING
to offer March Madness writing workshop through New
Just as Alice jumped into a hole to chase that
intriguing rabbit, you can learn how to entice readers
to follow your characters with author Belinda Anderson
at New River Community and Technical College. The title
of this brand-new class is “March Madness: Down the
Rabbit Hole in Pursuit of Elusive Characters.” The
conference call workshop begins March 9, 2021.
The three-week writing class meets 10 a.m. on Tuesdays.
“Giving people dimension is the key to successful
prose,” Anderson said. “How well you portray the actors
in your fiction is crucial. It’s also important in
describing people in nonfiction, whether you’re writing
memoir or magazine articles. The process can be both fun
and touching for the writer.”
The class can be accessed with an internet conference
call connection or by landline telephone – no high-speed
internet is required. The hour-long conference calls
will include lecture, with time for questions and
participant sharing, and group e-mail follow-up as
needed. Participants can create new work or apply the
concepts to existing projects. The workshop is open both
to beginning and more experienced writers.
Reviewers have commented on Anderson’s memorable
characters in her own writing. “Belinda Anderson offers
an attractive panoply of characters rich with nuance and
diversity,” wrote Marc Hashman, West Virginia’s poet
“Her characters aren’t afraid to take residence in the
reader’s mind and stay there,” said Gretchen Moran
Laskas, author of The Midwife’s Tale.
Anderson said, “I’m excited to have the opportunity to
share my experience with other writers.”
Tuition for the class is $75, and the registration
deadline is Feb. 23. Participants will be emailed the
conference call number and access codes after
registering for the class.
For college information or to register visit
www.newriver.edu/community or contact Gloria Kincaid