Upcoming Meetings

Date: The first Saturday of each month
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, 16 N. Walnut St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
(This meeting or program is not sponsored or endorsed by the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library. The library does not endorse the view or opinions of speakers or groups utilizing the library’s meeting room.)
Note: Due to social distancing guidelines, all meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom.

Pending Topics: These are the speakers and program topics currently scheduled and are subject to change.

September 5, 2020

Members Only Meeting: CPRW Program Discussion

October 3, 2020

Ask Me Anything with Karen Rose

November 7, 2020

Building Your Brand with Laura Kaye

December 5, 2020

CPRW Virtual Holiday Party - Members Only

Questions? Contact info@cprw.org 

Online Workshops


Presenter: Reese Ryan
Dates: February 15-28, 2021
Fee: $10 CPRW Members, $20 Non-Members

Whether a story is plot-driven or character-driven, it’s memorable, fully-formed characters that draw readers in and keep them turning the pages. We are layered, complex beings with virtues, hang-ups, secrets, phobias and bad habits. Our characters should be, too.

Part I of this two-part, interactive workshop will give you the tools to delve beyond surface information like age and hair or eye color and get to know your characters intimately. Such knowledge equips you to create wholly-developed, multi-faceted characters who feel real to readers and with whom readers can form an emotional connection.

In Part II of this interactive workshop, we’ll examine how to use secondary characters to reveal key aspects of primary characters and move the plot along. We’ll also discuss how to create a cast of characters that add to the story rather than distracts from it.

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Presenter: LaQuette
Dates: 11/2/20-11/22/20
Fee: $15 CPRW Members, $30 Non-Members

Writing outside of your personal, generational, or cultural experience can be a treacherous road to travel for today's author. Even with the best intentions, it's easy to create problematic or harmful content when you're unaware of what you don't know. Learn how to use literary criticism to view your work through an alternative lens. By using literary frameworks, you can gain insight into alternative perspectives that can help you identify and eliminate problematic and harmful content before you publish.

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We look forward to seeing you in our online classroom!

Questions? Contact info@cprw.org 

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