Writing and Reiki with Alice Osborn at the Babes on the Beach 2015 Women’s Fiction & Romance Writer’s Retreat

Location: Trinity Center
618 Salter Path Rd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
Time: Sunday August 23 to Thursday August 27 (Alice’s class is Wednesday, August 25)
Fee: $599 double occupancy room ($699 single), includes room, board and all workshops
To Register Click HERE

Alice Facebook profileAlice Osborn will be giving a workshop on “Writing and Reiki” at the Babes On The Beach 2015, a writer’s retreat for men and women who write women’s fiction and romance. Featuring leading literary agents, editors and published authors in the field, Babes On The Beach 2015 offers a variety of workshops to advance the serious writer with a goal of becoming a professional writer, or enhance the skills of the professional already equipped with a strong foundation in fiction writing. “Writing and Reiki:” The powerful love and energy of Reiki can help writers release blocks, discover their voices and feel empowered with intention. In this energetic yet relaxing workshop, Reiki Master practitioner Alice Osborn will use guided meditations and gentle writing prompts that incorporate all of the senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, your six sense). She will also teach several self-care Reiki techniques to promote balance, harmony and self-love. After this workshop, you’ll be able to incorporate these Reiki techniques whenever you feel tired, stressed or creatively blocked. Ultimately, Reiki is about letting go of expectations, which will deepen your journey as a writer who cares about her well-being. Babes On The Beach 2015 is a Holloway Literary event.

 

Wonderland Book Club, co-sponsored by the NC Writers’ Network Presents a Book Cover Design Seminar

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Dr. Suite 106, Raleigh, NCAlice floating
Friday, August 28, 2015 Time: 10:00–noon
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Join us at Wonderland Book Club as we welcome graphic designer Danny Krawiec who will share his presentation, “Elements and Rules for Book Cover Design” with us. The one job your book cover has—the only job it has—is to sell your book, and in just a few seconds. This workshop explores book covers, what works and what doesn’t, including print and e-book considerations. Come and explore design elements, themes, and choices in this casual conversation with lots of examples. If you have book covers to share, you’re encouraged to bring your own! There will be no scheduled book this month

 

“Write It” A Memoir Workshop Featuring Alice Osborn

Location: Cameron Village Library
1930 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605
Thursday, September 3, 2015 Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Open to the Public

In this library program that encourages writers and readers to explore different genres, you’ll learn how you can harness the power of your hero’s journey or memoir for future generations. If we’re the hero of our own story, that means we have to share some kryptonite (vulnerabilities) along the way. Publisher author and experienced memoir workshop facilitator, Alice Osborn will lead the group in some writing exercises while also providing information on why writing memoir is such a powerful and fascinating endeavor. We invite all levels of writers to join us.

 

Introduction to Comedy Writing with Alice Osborn

Location: Wake Tech, Northern Campus, 6600 Louisburg Rd., Raleigh, NC Woman Laughing
Monday, September 14, 2015 – Sept 28 (Three Mondays) Class # 145683
Time: 7-9:30 pm, Room: Bldg E/330
Fee: $71.50
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Writing memorable comedy can be so rewarding and so terrifying all at the same time. Getting folks to laugh exposes the author to fear and anxiety, but usually these risks are worth the reward! In this class with experienced author, editor and humorist Alice Osborn, you’ll learn basic comedy writing: the rule of 3s, timing, detail, absurdity and acute observation. Alice learned that once she injected humor into her writing, more people liked her work—imagine that! We welcome anyone who wants to liven up their prose or poetry. All writers at all levels of experience are welcome.

 

Main Street Rag Open Mic Series at So & So Books Featuring Amy Locklin

Location: So & So Books, 704 N Person St. Raleigh, NC 27604
Wednesday, September 16 , 2015 Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Social hour follows the readings at The Station at Person Street
Open to the Public and ALL WRITING GENRES WELCOME

Open Mic NightBring poems, stories, or essays to read to this Third Wednesday monthly event. Twelve people will read for 5 minutes, and any literary genre is welcome. Our featured reader is Amy Locklin of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Amy is the editor of Main Street Rag’s the Law and Disorder anthology and she previously edited the MSR anthology of sci-fi and fantasy short fiction Altered States. Her own poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. If you would like to read your work at the Open Mic, sign your name on the clipboard at So & So from 6:30 to 6:45. This event is co-sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing Company and is hosted by Beth Browne, Jane K. Andrews and Alice Osborn.

 

Alice Osborn’s Heroes without Capes Book Launch

Location: So & So Books, 704 N Person St. Raleigh, NC 27604Heroes without Capes cover
Sunday, September 20, 2015 Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, Wine and launch cake served.

Calling all heroes! Join the celebration for Alice Osborn’s new book of poetry, Heroes without Capes. This book is about the struggle against daunting obstacles and how we reach deep down to discover our own heroic natures. Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti says, “These poems by Alice Osborn—a number of them wonderfully hybrid and distinctive in form—draw a steady bead on heroes and the heroic and, within that malleable context, the anti-hero as well. Heroes without Capes deftly imagines a hierarchy where the fanciful as well as the mundane are rendered not only heroic, but mythic. The language is tough, sanguine, funny and, above all, memorable.” Come out to meet Raleigh poet/book coach/editor/Star Wars nut Alice Osborn at So & So Books. After reading her poetry and singing original tunes, Alice will be happy to autograph your books!

 

Calling All Heroes Alice Osborn’s Heroes without Capes Reading

Location: Lucky Tree Café and Gallery, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607
Thursday, September 24, 2015 Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, Wine and light refreshment s served.

Calling all heroes! Come out after work to meet Raleigh poet/book coach/editor/Star Wars nut Alice Osborn at Lucky Tree celebrate her new book of poetry, Heroes without Capes. After reading her poetry and singing original tunes, Alice will be happy to autograph your books! Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti says, “These poems by Alice Osborn—a number of them wonderfully hybrid and distinctive in form—draw a steady bead on heroes and the heroic and, within that malleable context, the anti-hero as well. Heroes without Capes deftly imagines a hierarchy where the fanciful as well as the mundane are rendered not only heroic, but mythic. The language is tough, sanguine, funny and, above all, memorable.”

 

Wonderland Book Club Presents Brenda Bartella Peterson, author of No Rehearsal: A Memoir
co-sponsored by the NC Writers’ Network

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Dr. Suite 106, Raleigh, NC
Friday, September 25, 2015 Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLICBrenda Peterson
To Register Click Here

Join us at Wonderland Book Club as we welcome Brenda Bartella Peterson, author of No Rehearsal: A Memoir.
No Rehearsal
Formerly of Raleigh, Brenda now lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where she is a much sought-after speaker. This memoir takes readers through the author’s fourteen elementary schools, twenty-six houses, three states, and inept, quirky parents. Her father married nine times. Her mother married four. They married each other three times. The characters in this drama are real—imperfect, complex, sad and funny. Raising her siblings was background research for the extraordinary demands of parenting, widowhood, the loss of one son and her older son’s attempt to take his own life. With tenacity, friendships and accountability as her guides, she struggled to figure out what matters, who matters and whether she matters. Brenda has been a teacher, speaker, mother, mentor, minister and political operative. She was the Executive Director of the first religious-left political action committee and the first Senior Advisor for Religious Outreach for the Democratic National Committee. Check out her website, brendabartellapeterson.com.

 

Smart, Savvy, and Sexy Writing Techniques: All Day Master Class with Seasoned Authors and Editors Belea T. Keeney and Alice Osborn

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC 27609

Saturday, September 26, 2015 Time: 9-4 p.m.
Lunch is included. Bring your favorite novel or memoir to class.
Fee: $99 To Register, Click Here

In this all-day workshop with editors/authors Alice Osborn and Belea T. Keeney, you’ll learn how you can harness the power of your writing by charting your narrative arc, finding your theme and giving your characters a strong voice. We’ll help yalice_osborn_01_dlaou strengthen your writing with techniques for dialogue, scene vs. summary, passive voice, point of view, motivation, backstory, and characterization. Why does this matter? Because if you write well you’ll be more motivated to stick with it, editors will notice the smooth writing, and this can help lead you to publication. With writing exercises and time to work, you’ll write a least a thousand words in this class. After completing this workshop you’ll be ready to focus on your manuscript with laser precision to bring out a novel or memoir your readers will enjoy and remember. Sign up for this class if you set aside time each week to write, have taken a few writing classes (prior publication is a not a requirement) and are ready to invest in your writing career.

 

Meet the Author, Alice Osborn, at Wake Forest 2nd Friday Art Walk

Location: Page 158 Books, 158 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Join us for a festive reception and book signing event
Friday, October 9, 2015 Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

What makes a great hero? She or he is likeable, tough and honorable. Are you ready to be your own hero? Alice Osborn’s new book Heroes without Capes is about the struggle against daunting obstacles, especially the fear of completing our goals and the fear of not being good enough. It’s also about doing the right thing when no one is looking and what it does cost us when we do the right thing. Come out to meet Raleigh poet/book coach/editor/StarHeroes without Capes cover Wars nut Alice Osborn at the 2nd Friday Art Walk in Wake Forest at Page 158 Books. Alice will be happy to autograph your books!

 

Alice Osborn’s Heroes without Capes Book Discussion

Location: Harmony Life, 915 Kildaire Farm Rd, Suite 1, Cary, NC 27511
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Time: 1-3 p.m.

Calling all heroes! Meet Raleigh poet/book coach/editor/Star Wars nut Alice Osborn at Harmony Life to discuss her new book of poetry, Heroes without Capes. This book is about the struggle against daunting obstacles, especially the fear of completing our goals and the fear of not being good enough. It’s also about doing the right thing when no one is looking and what it does cost us when we do the right thing. Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti says, “These poems by Alice Osborn—a number of them wonderfully hybrid and distinctive in form—draw a steady bead on heroes and the heroic and, within that malleable context, the anti-hero as well. Heroes without Capes deftly imagines a hierarchy where the fanciful as well as the mundane are rendered not only heroic, but mythic. The language is tough, sanguine, funny and, above all, memorable.”

 

Wine Tasting for Alice Osborn’s new book of poetry, Heroes without Capes

Location: The Book Bar, 10511 Shadowlawn Dr., Suite 115Heroes without Capes cover
Raleigh, NC 27615 in Falls River Town Center
Sunday, October 25, 2015 Time: 2-4pm

Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting as you get your copy of Alice’s new book of poetry signed at the Book Bar, a recently opened used bookstore that loves to feature local authors. Network, win doorprizes and hear Alice read and sing from her much-anticipated release, Heroes without Capes. From wildly popular chocolate-making parties to featuring palette-pleasing flavors, The Chocolate Boutique is a fun, unique and educational experience for any chocolate lover.

 

Monday Night Poetry & Music, featuring Alice Osborn in Charleston, SC

LocatiEast Bay Meeting Houseon: East Bay Meeting House, 160 East Bay St. Charleston, SC
Monday, October 26, 2015 Time: 8-10 p.m.

Alice will read selections from her new book, Heroes without Capes, as well as sing and play guitar at Monday Night Poetry & Music, which is a weekly show of poetry and music with a feature starting the night followed by open mic. Hosted by Jim Lundy.

 

Alice Osborn Reads from Heroes without Capes at The Joyful Jewel

Location: The Joyful JewelHeroes without Capes cover
44-A Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Saturday, November 1, 2015 Time: 3-5 p.m.
Open to the Public

Featured author Alice Osborn from Raleigh, North Carolina, will read selections from her new book, Heroes without Capes, as well as sing and play guitar at The Joyful Jewel. The Joyful Jewel is a community of about 150 local artists and patrons. We offer jewelry, sculpture, paintings, pottery and more.

 

Be the Hero of Your Story: A Memoir Workshop with Alice Osborn

Location: Page 158 Books, 158 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587memoir
Sunday, November 8, 2015 Time: 2-4 p.m. Tuition: $25
To Register, Click Here

When you write your memoir you are the hero of your own story. You have overcome obstacles, experienced failures, braved the elements and have come out on top. In this two-hour program, you’ll learn how you can harness the power of your Hero’s Journey to bring your lessons learned back into your own community. Writing exercises and gentle feedback from experienced writing teacher Alice Osborn will help you generate memorable prose using all of your senses. Alice will help you create a gripping beginning, as you recover childhood memories and deal with painful material without coming off as a victim. Alice will also provide information on publishing your memoir. We invite all levels of writers to join us.

Alice Osborn’s Heroes without Capes Holiday Celebration

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC
Friday, November 13, 2015 Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Open to the Public. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and more!

Celebrate Alice Osborn’s first full-length poetry collection, Heroes without Capes at her writing headquarters in Raleigh. Alice knows how to make a book launch fun and festive: there’ll be doorprizes, food, wine, live music and she’ll read some of her favorite poems from the new book. Get ready for the holidays and get your copy (and your friends’ and family’s copy) of Heroes without Capes personally autographed and please bring your friends!

 

Refunds, Cancellations and No Show Policy

Revised Refund Policy as of 1/22/15

Any refunds will incur an administrative fee of 50% of the workshop fee or will receive a full credit toward a future workshop if cancelled more than 5 days before the workshop. Cancellations made one to five business days before the workshop forfeit the entire tuition or will receive a 50% credit toward a future workshop. No shows and cancellations made the day of the event (or after) forfeit the entire tuition and any future credit.

 

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