Writers Institute at MDC offers classes for writer in everyone

By Sue Arrowsmith….
South Florida’s celebrated Writers Institute, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College (MDC), begins on May 4 with four days of intensive workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plot and more.

In addition, the Writers Institute will host some activities that are open to the public, such as the Pitch-o-rama on May 7 and the daily Lunchtime Reads, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free lunch will be served for those registered for at least one Institute workshop. Others can purchase lunch for $8.

The Pitch-o-rama on Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m., provides a unique opportunity to pitch your book or idea to a panel of literary agents and other industry professionals. Participation is free. Those not registered for the workshops may sign up starting at 1 p.m.

Manuscript consultations will be available as well. Get feedback from literary professionals Betsy Lerner, Ayesha Pande or Jill Marr, who will read participants’ works, and meet afterwards for one-on-one, 15-minute consultations. The cost is $80.

Space is limited and registration is required. Visit www.floridacenterlitarts.com for full submission guidelines and deadlines.

Seating is very limited, so register early Some workshops already are sold out.

For more information on workshops, fees and deadlines, call 305-237-3940 or visit the center’s website at www.flcenterlitarts.com.

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