On August 11th Kimberly Willis Holt, a National Book Award winner, will provide members of Art House Dallas’ monthly writers groups (Awaken Creativity) a morning workshop on the power of place in crafting a good story. Some of the greatest writers of the last century found their encouragement and inspiration in meeting with other authors—especially those who are further along in their writing careers. During this workshop Art House Dallas aims to provide Awaken Creativity writers with inspiration, helpful tips and resources, and a time to connect with other writers in the community.
Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of nine juvenile fiction novels including National Book award winning When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, four outstanding children’s books and the delightful Piper Reed Navy Brat series. Kimberly creates tender characters that are deeply inspired by their unique culture and setting. She lovingly takes the reader through a poignant, emotional journey but it’s Kimberly’s lyrical, earthy sense of place and magical understanding of a child’s heart that grounds her stories. Each Holt story is full of the sudden, awkward, personal awareness our twelve-year-old selves understand. Kimberly’s books have been made into two films and her latest “Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Hotel” like all her novels are profoundly redemptive stories full of rich characters that gently guide her heroes into a stronger sense of self like only fiction can.
This writers workshop is specifically for members of the Awaken Creativity writers groups in Fort Worth and Dallas. If you are interested in participating more in the Art House Dallas writers community, we host For the Love of Words, an event specifically for writers to connect with one another, as well as Feedback for Writers, a small group workshop event designed to give writers a chance to share their work and receive valuable feedback.
Suggested donations for this event is $25. All tickets include breakfast, coffee, and a two-hour workshop.
Date: August 11, 2018
Location: Fort Worth Community Arts Center 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Member registration for this Awaken Creativity Workshop here.