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Upcoming events:

October 11 – Novermber 15, 2017
The Writer’s Garret
Elements of Fiction: 6-week course
1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX

October 14 – Novermber 4, 2017
The Writer’s Garret
Creative Characterization: 4-week course
1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX

Past events:

June 24, 2017
Village Writing School
Workshop: The Zen of Writing a Sequel
Village Writing School
Rogers, AR

June 8, 2017
West Texas Writers’ Academy
Workshop: Internalization: Demonstrating a Character’s Conflict
West Texas A&M University
Canyon, TX

May 20, 2017
Flower Mound Library
Workshop – Haiku: The Power of Brevity
Flower Mound, TX

February 24, 2017
Highland Park Literary Festival
Workshop: Creative Characterization:
Getting to Know Your Character Through Interview and Letter-Writing
Highland Park High School
Dallas, TX

May 12-14, 2016
Oklahoma Writers Federation 2016 Conference
Workshop: Creative Characterization, Part I (Interviewing & Letter Writing)
Workshop: Creative Characterization, Part II (Focus on Perspective)
Presentation: Challenges of Writing a Sequel
Oklahoma City Embassy Suites

February 20-21, 2016
Ozarks Writers League
Workshop: The Perfect Haiku
Honeysuckle Inn
3598 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, Missouri

September 5, 2015
White County Writers Conference
Presentation: Why Historical Fiction? (8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)
Workshop: Creative Characterization (2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)
Harding University-American Heritage Conference Center
Searcy, Arkansas
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

July 18, 2015
Oklahoma City Writers
Workshop: Creative Characterization
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

June 27, 2015
Historical Novel Society Conference
Panel Discussion: Social Media-A Help or a Hindrance?
Hyatt Regency, Grand Mesa Ballroom
Denver, CO
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

May 16, 2015
Ozarks Writers League
Workshop: Creative Characterization
Ozarks Technical College
Hollister, MO
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

March 28, 2015
Santa Fe Matsuri: Book signing
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Santa Fe, NM
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

March 23, 2015
Bartlesville Central Middle School
Bartlesville, OK
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

November 5, 2014
Escondido Ladies Auxiliary
La Hacienda
Horseshoe Bay, TX
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

October 11, 2014
Greater Kansas City Japan Festival
Johnson Community College
Overland Park, KS
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

takeiAugust 28, 2014
Japan America Society of Chicago
Harold Washington Library
Chicago, IL
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

August 28, 2014
Japanese American Historical Society
Harold Washington Library
Chicago, IL
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.