The Augusta Library will host a weekly writing workshop

Author Kim Sedlock plans to offer a free 17-week writing workshop on Mondays from March 7 to June 27 via Zoom from Augusta’s Lithgow Public Library.

The workshop uses character and story techniques from theater and applies them to short story writing and other forms of creative fiction writing, according to a press release from the library.

Sedlock will cover special topics for the first part of the meetings and in the second part, the students’ work will be presented in the workshop, offering encouraging and in-depth critiques, as well as ways to grow. Criticism will also be open to the whole group so that everyone can respond to the work of others.

Topics include how to create real characters, flow, obstacles, binaries, rhythm and melody of writing, what really makes a good story, writing dialogue, submissions, reading your work and how to direct your own one-act plays.

Sedlock also invites guest writers to hear different perspectives on participants’ work, and they will also teach writing topics.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register, call the library at 207-626-2415 and ask for the reference desk. Participants can join any session, without needing to have attended previous meetings.

Sedlock holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Beloit College, where she studied with Pulitzer candidate Clint McCown. She won first prize in their Lois and Willard Mackey Prize for Short Stories, a competition judged by National Book Award winner Bob Shacochis. She was first published at the age of 14, writing modern dance reviews in a New York newspaper, and most recently in Lit Cannon: A Sampler by Mad Zebra Press.

She lives in Maine, where she is the sole playwright, director, and occasional performer for Pass the Pine Cones Theater Company, and where she teaches writing workshops. For more information on the workshops, contact the facilitator at 207-513-0562 or [email protected].

As with all Lithgow events, this event is free and open to the public.

For more information on library programming, visit lithgowlibrary.org.