I look forward to seeing you in many of my 2010 workshops this year! I’ve tried to have offerings for everyone, whether you’re a  memoirist, budding creative writer, entreprenur who’s ready to blog or a seasoned poet. I’m offering workshops in the daytime, on weekday evenings and on a few Saturdays. And for the first time, I’m offering a poetry correspondence course. So, peruse these offerings and tell your friends. 2010 is your year to make your writing a priority!

Blogging for Business with Alice Osborn and Eileen Batson
Location: Calm and Sense in Glenwood Village Center
2603 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608
Date: Wed. January 13th
Time: 7-9:30pm
Cost: $30, call: 919.787.1799 to register. Major credit cards accepted.

In this course, students will learn about what a blog is, how to write one and how it can be used for a small business and tips and tricks for getting your blog read and remembered. Small business experts, writers and marketers, Eileen Batson and Alice Osborn will help you construct your blog, give you pointers on making it shine and will help bring visitors to your blog, which will help you grow your business.

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NEW Correspondence Course for Poets!  

Look for more details coming out on this exciting opportunity to have Alice mentor your poems and get YOU published in 2010.
$295 for 12 months of hand-written poetry critique (1 poem per month). Add $95 to $295 for 3 personalized phone coaching sessions
Register today: Course starts Feb. 15. Class limted to 6 poets.

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Sharing Your Story, a Memoir Experience with Alice Osborn
Location:
A Place for Women to Gather
8380 Six Forks Rd, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27615
Dates: Mondays from Mon. Feb 1st – Mon. March 8th
Duration: 6 weeks
Suggested Donation: $60
Time: 11:30-1:30, participants bring their own lunch. Drinks and dessert provided
Register by calling 919-846-3601 or register online here.

We all have a life story inside of us, but we may feel that what we’ve experienced is not relevant or important. In this workshop taught by experienced workshop leader and teacher, Alice Osborn, you’ll learn how you can harness the power of your stories for future generations and that what you’ve learned over a lifetime is a treasure that must be shared. In-class writing exercises that invoke food memories and the six senses will play a strong role in this lunchtime workshop series. Feedback from Alice Osborn will help you generate memorable prose and you’ll also learn techniques to keep up your writing practice after the class concludes. We welcome all levels and all experiences.

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Business Writing Classes at Team Nimbus, 3801 Computer Dr., Suite 101 Raleigh, NC
Dates: 4 Classes on Various Fridays: 2/19, 3/12, 4/9 and 4/23
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Cost: $49 per class (Team Nimbus members, $37) or buy the package at $147.

Classes will include tips and tricks on e-mail marketing and newsletters, presenting yourself in writing, etiquette, social media communication, profiles and bios and much, much more! Register at alice@aliceosborn.com.

Sharing Your Life Story, a Memoir Class with Alice Osborn
Seniors Only, 55+
Location: Apex Community Center
53 Hunter St. Apex, NC 27502

Dates: Wednesdays from Wed. Feb 17th – Wed. March 24th
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $13 (Apex Resident), $18 (Apex Non-resident)
Time: 2-4pm
To Register, call 249-3402. Checks made payable to “Town of Apex”
Click here to download the Spring 2010 Apex Program Guide and Registration Forms

We all have a life story inside of us, but many times we feel that what we’ve experienced is not relevant or important. Learn how to harness the power of your stories for future generations. Writing exercises and instructor feedback will help generate memorable prose. All levels are welcome. Alice Osborn instructs. Limited to 20 participants.

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Get serious about your writing in 2010   Writing Boot Camp with Alice Osborn and Dave Baldwin
Location: Sat. March 27th at the Holiday Inn Brownstone Hotel , Hillsborough St.
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Arrive early at 8am for networking and continental breakfast
Cost: $250
Includes: full continental breakfast & gourmet pasta lunch  
 
Do your words resonate with your readers?  Learn how to make the most of every word so your message gets through quickly to your audience.  This class will equip you with the tools you need to begin building mastery of the written word.    Take charge of your writing in 2010 and learn from writers, authors and editors, Dave Baldwin and Alice Osborn to whip your writing into shape! We’ll cover style, grammar and clarity in communication. If you are ready to master your command of the English language and succeed in business, register today for the Writers’ Boot Camp.   RSVP today by emailing Alice
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Presenting Your Words Without Fear with Alice Osborn
Location: Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Dates: Wed. April 14, Wed. April 21, Wed. April 28
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $60, Register here or  call 919-760-8450

Public speaking can build your self-esteem, open new professional doors, and it can help you conquer many of your fears and anxieties. Experienced speaker and presenter, Alice Osborn,will help you prepare to speak in public so that you can become the go-to expert in your field and chart your own speaking endeavors. You will also learn how to fit your talk to your audience and how to develop short and longer talks. This class is ideal for those who want to conduct more public speaking for groups or for their work. Participants will learn how to organize a talk as well as their introduction and will have their presentation videotaped and critiqued.

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Marketing and Publicity for Writers, with Alice Osborn Class ID# 12894
Location: Duke Evening and Weekend Courses: The Bishop’s House, Room 107
Date: Sat. May 15th
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $85 Regular, $75 if enroll by 5/1 and $68 for Duke Employees
Materials Fee: $3
Register here.

This workshop is for both published and yet-to-be published writers who need help crafting a marketing strategy for getting the word out about their books via social media networking, websites, blogs, and other tools. If no one knows who you are, how will they buy your book? She will give tips and tricks from her own experience as a successful published writer/editor and will provide generous take-home resources.

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Intermediate Creative Writing: Focus on the Memoir
Location: Sertoma Arts Center, Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC
Dates: Wednesdays from July 14- Aug. 4
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $56
Online Registration here or call to register at (919) 420-2329

We all have a life story inside of us, but we may feel that what we’ve experienced is not relevant or important. In this workshop, you’ll learn how you can harness the power of your stories for future generations and that what you’ve learned over a lifetime is a treasure that must be shared. In-class writing exercises and feedback from the instructor will help you generate memorable prose and you’ll also learn techniques to keep up your writing practice after the class concludes. This is class is designed for students who have previous writing experience or who have been working on their memoirs. Computer access is recommended.