Celebrating the written word

Writing from the Heart in Verse, Led by Linda Vigen Phillips

  • March 09, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211 (Room 104)
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  • Special price for members
Linda Vigen Phillips finds passion in creating realistic fiction told in verse, to offer hope to teens and their families who face mental or physical health challenges. Her debut novel, Crazy, depicts the struggles of a teenage girl in the1960’s coming to terms with her mother’s bipolar disorder.It earned numerous accolades, including Foreword Reviews lndieFab Book of the Year Finalist, the short-list for SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and an Honor book for the Paterson Prize for Books.

Linda’s recent book, Behind These Hands, shows how the life of a teenage piano prodigy is upended when her two younger brothers are diagnosed with Batten, a rare neurodegenerative disease. In its starred review Kirkus says, “Free verse evokes the myriad emotions brought up by the story's numerous well-balanc.ed themes. The result is a richly woven, unforgettable symphony of feelings and words.”  Linda enjoys advocating for better mental health through National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and conducting writing workshops.  She lives in Charlotte, NC, where she and her husband love to sit on the screened porch to watch the grass grow.

Writing from the Heart in Verse
Writing about life’s peaks and valleys in free verse form can be a constructive way to deal with emotional issues. You don’t have to be a professional writer to enjoy the benefits.

In this workshop we will explore the expertise of contemporary authors who have mastered verse novels. We’ll dissect various writing styles to determine the key ingredients that these authors have used to penetrate readers’ hearts. Participants will have an opportunity to dig deep for a nugget of their own that can best be expressed through the power of verse.








Charlotte Writers' Club  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, P.O. Box 220954, Charlotte, NC 28222-0954

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