A Celebration of Writing Workshops

Join us on Friday, November 8 for a morning of interactive, educational writing workshops taught by Darynda Jones and Dawn Wink, published authors who are accomplished teachers. The workshops offer writers of all abilities the chance to learn more about the craft of writing. Registration includes two workshops and lunch from Slate Cafe. Afterward, stay for free panel discussions which are open to the public. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday, November 3, by 5:00 p.m.




Held at Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Darynda Jones
The Architect: How Plotting Keeps your Story Tight, Tense, and Tantalizing

As a born plotter, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones has nary a scene in her books that doesn’t move the story forward. Sagging middles have never been an obstacle. Keeping the reader engaged with tense plots and fresh twists has never been a challenge. Learn how to build your story from the ground up, and how to keep it tight, tense, and tantalizing for your readers. In other words, learn how to write bestsellers.


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Dawn Wink
Creating a Sense of Place in Fiction and Non-Fiction

Engage with author & educator Dawn Wink to successfully weave a sense of place into your writing. Surroundings demand notice and respect. Place holds potential to convey setting, character, plot, and a deep sense of connection with the reader. Learn more to enhance your sense of what is around you and in the process enrich your own writing. We’ll also explore how the combination of keeping secrets and telling lies creates powerful prose.


Please note: The Museum has limited wall plugs for electronic devises (cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.). Please make sure electronic devices brought for use during workshops are fully charged. There is a charging station in the Museum lobby to use during breaks or lunch but it is not conveniently located for use during workshop sessions.

A Celebration of Writing Workshops