Day 4 of Writers in Paradise

Day 4 of the 2018 Writers in Paradise conference at Eckerd College in beautiful St Petersburg, Florida.

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The faculty and guests met in their respective classrooms for the second in the series of focused workshops intended to improve the skills of all participants.

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Tim Dorsey gave a very personal talk on the craft of writing humor, including Q&A.

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After a break, PoetryIdol was held, where three ‘judges’ played ‘editors advocate’.

A volunteer read the first page of each poem submitted.

If the ‘editors’ had a substantial issue with the page being read, a hand was raised.

If two out of three had raised hands, the page was rejected and explanations for the rejections provided.

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The Writers in Paradise “Participant and Faculty Dinner” Gala was held in Fox Hall.

Wine & Cheese reception was offered followed by Evening Readings from Sterling Watson, Helen Wallace, Major Jackson.