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Wendy Low

Wendy Low writes poetry, prose, performance poetry, and drama, with poems, stories, and essays published in Breaking the Silence, Desperate Acts, HazMat Review, Napalm Health Spa, Rochester Woman, on “The Poet’s Walk,” and elsewhere. A former college English instructor, she has more than 30 years of experience in making creative writing enjoyable and important to beginning writers and helping writers on all levels improve their craft. Low edited hundreds of anthologies as former Director of Education at Writers & Books. She is currently a freelance editor and writing coach.

July 2020

Novel Tools

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 28 Instructor: Wendy Low Age Group: 12-14 Whether you aspire to write fantasy, science fiction, historical, or contemporary realist novels, you’ll want to develop the skills and discover the tools that successful fiction writers use to bring their stories to life. We will focus on examples and exercises that help develop characters, setting, and atmosphere; choosing point of view; and creating and sustaining interest through conflicts. We also will look…

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August 2020

It Could Happen Here: Mixing Reality and Fantasy

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on July 19 Instructor: Wendy Low Age Group: 10-13 Everything seems normal...on first appearance. Your main character seems like just another kid, with the usual hopes and anxieties, off to just another summer day camp, until another kind of world shows through the surface. Find the magic in the historic Writers & Books building and the eccentric Neighborhood of the Arts, which will serve as the setting for your story. Use your…

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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$278

Member Price: 255 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on July 26 Instructor: Wendy Low Age Group: 9-12 Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Try the writing methods Riordan used to weave a siren spell. Prepare by reading the first book of the series, The Lightning Thief. We will mine it for models of how to develop vivid characters and hold readers across chapter breaks, and for the benefits of borrowing…

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