Tue, Feb 07|
The Arts Center
Writing Workshop | 3-Part Series
So You Want to be a Writer! February 7, 21 & 28. $30/person for all three sessions. Led by Terry T. Turner. Call 229.985.1922 to register by phone, or click RSVP to register and pay securely online.
Time & Location
Feb 07, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Arts Center, 401 7th Ave SW, Moultrie, GA 31768, USA
About the event
Tuesday, February 7th 7:00 pm—8:30 pm
Realities of the writing life.
Successful writers are dedicated to the story they want to tell and have the courage to tell it honestly. They work at it. Session One will explore these realities including some basic thoughts about the relationship between writer, agent, and publisher. Self-publishing or the “vanity press” will also be discussed.
Tuesday, February 21st 7:00 pm—8:30 pm
Writing: Some basic considerations.
Successful writers, whether in long or short forms, fiction or nonfiction, develop a narrative flow that keeps the reader’s interest. That flow is enhanced by the writer’s style and voice. The story is carried by its plot and characters. Session two will briefly consider each of these elements. Screenwriting will be touched upon as time allows.
Tuesday, February 28th 7:00 pm—8:30 pm
Participants will use what they have learned to write a brief story (approximately 500 words) about a personal experience in their lives or a personal interest they have. Volunteers will be asked to read their work for discussion. As was said in session one, writers must have courage. That reality must be faced.
Meet the Instructor
Terry T. Turner was born and raised in Colquitt County. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967 after which he entered the U. S. Army as an infantry officer. He served in Vietnam as a combat advisor in a counterinsurgency program. In 1970, he returned to UGA for graduate school, focused on studies in reproductive biology, and received a Ph. D. in 1974. After post-doctoral training he joined the Department of Urology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine; became a full professor in two departments, Urology and Cell Biology; and retired in 2008 having published over 130 research articles and book chapters. Writing under the pen name of David Donovan, he has authored three published books, Once a Warrior King (McGraw-Hill, 1986) about his experiences in Vietnam, Murphy Station (University of Tennessee Press, 2010) about growing up in south Georgia during the era of integration and the cold war, and Counterinsurgency (2016, MacFarland Press) about the basics of counterinsurgency and how its failures affect current international events. His writing experiences also include screenplays and opinion articles for newspapers. He received the Colquitt County Career Achievement Award in 2013; returned with his wife, Susan, to live on his family’s farm in the Murphy community in 2014; and presently resides in Moultrie.