Utah scholars, authors, poets, playwrights and columnists will be featured speakers during a 12-week seminar for writers starting March 25 at Weber State University.
Guest lecturers are:Margaret Rostkowski, an Ogden author, March 25 (writing for young adults); Lee McKenzie, director of Weber State's "Writing Across the Curriculum" project, April 1 (support groups for writers and ways to overcome writer's block); John E. Schwiebert, assistant professor of English, April 8 (ways to stimulate imagination and productivity in journal writing); and Mark Saal, an Ogden Standard-Examiner columnist and feature writer, April 15 (selecting topics for columns and opinion pieces).
Also Levi S. Peterson, professor of English, April 22 (plot, characters and style in novel writing); Lynne Tempest, editor of Network magazine, April 29 (tips for submitting articles for magazine publication); Sherwin W. Howard, dean of the College of Arts & Humanities, May 6 (scenes, character development and effective use of dialogue in play writing); and Candadai Seshachari, chairman of the English department, May 13 (approaches to biographical writing).
Other speakers will be Robert M. Hogge, assistant professor of English, May 20 (ways to present information, charts, graphs and tables in technical writing); Darrell Spencer, a Provo author, May 27 (the importance of the first draft in short-story writing); Linda Sillitoe, a Salt Lake author, June 3 (documentation, accuracy, point-of-view and interview strategies in non-fiction writing); and Robert S. Mikkelsen, professor of English, June 10 (the use of imagery in poetry).
Sessions will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Wattis Business Building.
Participants may register for individual sessions or the entire series. Academic credit in English or education may be awarded. Early registration is advised.
Registration fees range from $25 for individual sessions to $290 for all sessions and two hours of academic credit. For further information, call 626-7312.