What makes a great book review? In this workshop, learn about what goes into a book review, its importance in the book industry, and how it doesn’t escape the conversations around marginalization for both the reviewer and the author. From writing longform on your blog or short snippets on reading apps to recording your thoughts for YouTube, TikTok and Instagram, book reviews come in all forms, and it gives the everyday reader a way to be a part of the conversation. Join reviewer and FOLD Kids Coordinator Ardo Omer who started out her career in publishing almost 10 years ago as a book blogger!
This session will be closed-captioned. Closed captioning provided by Zoom auto transcription.
Registration for this session will open on February 12.
Date: Saturday, March 12, 12pm EST.
Omer lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she serves as the Kids Coordinator for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD).
Holding Attention in the Short Story with Jack Wang
What are strategies for holding attention in fiction in general and the short story in particular? When does a short story begin and end, and how does a writer create tension and manage narrative information in between? Using literary examples as well as insights from psychology and neuroscience, this session will help writers tell more compelling short stories.
This session will be close-captioned. Captioning provided by Zoom automatic transcription.
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022, 12pm EST.