Register Today for Writing Workshop with Regina Doman


In conjunction with the 2015 Cultura Vitae Lecture, acclaimed Catholic author Regina Doman will offer a one-day writer's workshop for adults and students in grades 9-12. The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. The cost of the workshop is $45. Payment will be taken by check the day of the workshop; please make checks out to Chesterton Press. Reservations are required. Please scroll down to reserve your spot.

Schedule for the Day 9:00-10:00: Starting Your Story: Which Comes First, the Plot or the Characters? 10:00-10:30: Questions and discussion 10:30-10:45: Break 10:45-11:45: How to Create Evil Characters (When You're a Good Catholic) 11:45-12:30: Questions and discussion 12:30-1:00: Lunch (Please bring your own, as there will not be time to go out and obtain lunch due to the short lunch break) 1:15-2:15: Reverse-Engineering Your Plot: Building a Story from Premise to Climax 2:15-3:00: Questions and discussion

Preparation for this workshop:

Suggested reading: The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri and The Moral Premise by Dr. Stan Williams. These books will be discussed during the workshop.

What to bring: A notebook & writing utensils or a notebook/laptop (if preferred), a story idea (finished or unfinished) that you are willing to share with the class, and a lunch.

Why is this workshop for high school age students? First, it is important that participants in this workshop are already good writers with a good grasp of grammar, stylistic techniques and vocabulary. Secondly, many writers have questions about how to present morally difficult topics, and it is easier to discuss how to do this freely if the audience is older. If a parent has a younger child who wants to write fiction, the instructor prefers that the parent attend instead of the child.