Workshops

Workshops will be announced as they are confirmed. Be sure to also check out this year's list of events and our science track.

Writing Workshops for Young Adults

Robert Greenberger, Aaron Rosenberg, Peter David, Russ Colchamiro, Michael Jan Friedman, Glenn Hauman, Mary Fan and Kelli Fitzpatrick have developed short (1-hour) writing workshops aimed specifically at teenage aspiring writers. These workshops are open to all teens (12-19 years of age).

Further details will be announced soon.

Writing Historical Fiction

with Howard Weinstein, Richard White, and Steve Wilson

Want to write historical fiction? Learn better ways to make the past come alive in this 90-minute session. (Pre-registration not required; the workshop is free.)

Annual Shore Leave All-Kinds-of-Writing Workshop

with Howard Weinstein, Bob Greenberger, Dave Galanter, Bob Jones & Kelly Meding

Our writing workshop team has about a century's worth of professional editing and writing experience between them! They'll be sharing the fruits and frustrations of the writing life with all interested writers at their 2-hour workshop on Saturday. The basics of good writing and story-telling apply to many media, so they'll cover scripts, novels, short stories, comics -- and non-fiction, too. No matter your age or experience, if you want to be a writer -- or be a better writer -- here's your chance to ask questions and chat about the craft and business of writing for fun and profit! (Pre- registration not required; the workshop is free.)

This time, we'll be covering how to put together all the puzzle pieces that make up a story (or as many as we can fit into 2 hours)...plus anything else new/less-new writers want to ask about.

Basic Self-Defense Workshop

with Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith, who has a black belt in Karate, will conduct a self-defense workshop. This workshop is limited to 20 people. (The workshop is free.)

Doggie Parenting

with Howard Weinstein

Learn all about dog training and behavior from Howard Weinstein, experienced trainer and the author of "Puppy Kisses are Good for the Soul" (and yes, these techniques work on spouses and children, too!) (The workshop is free.))

Stargazing by Local Amateur Astronomers

Do you enjoy star gazing (and not just the celebrity kind)? Then be sure to check out the Stargazing workshop on Friday and Saturday.