We welcome Karen Southall Watts as our first workshop leader of the 2022-2023 year. Karen recently moved to North Carolina from the Pacific Northwest, and we’re delighted to have her present a workshop entitled Identifying your Ideal Reader. Karen will guide us as we consider the market for which we write and the readers with whom we seek to connect. Who do you imagine reading your short story, novel, poetry, personal essay, memoir, or play? How do you write with this ideal reader in mind?
Karen’s poetry and flash fiction have been published in Faithful Souls, Free Flash Fiction, The Drabble, Sledgehammer, and 101 Words. A prolific author of books on effective communication in business, guidance for entrepreneurs, and strategies for college and career success, she has written Ask and Achieve: Questions in the Middle of a Woman’s Life, Messenger: The Entrepreneurial Guide to Communication, Networking for Introverts 2nd Edition: Six Questions Introverts Must Ask about Building Business Connections, and Success in College: Strategies for New Grads and Non-Trads, among others. She was a Pushcart nominee in 2021.
Karen taught humanities at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, Washington and business courses at Canadian College in Vancouver prior to her move to North Carolina. A strong advocate for the humanities in technical and business fields, Karen has consulted with North Carolina community colleges.
Saturday, September 10, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. (Business Meeting to Follow)
213 S. Main Street
Graham NC 27253
Although we plan to meet in person at Alamance Arts, members and guests may also receive a Zoom link and passcode by email. Those who wish to join virtually are asked to request an access code by emailing Cheryl Wilder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership in the club is not required. Visitors are welcome to attend up to two meetings per year at no cost. Contact Cheryl Wilder at 919.633.5350 or email@example.com for additional information. Learn more about the club and download a membership form at our website, http://www.burlingtonwritersclub.org
This event was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.