Have you always wanted to write a book but didn’t know how to get started? Do you have ideas of what the book is about but have no clue where to begin?
If you answered yes, than “Writing Your Own Story” is a workshop designed just for you! Margaret Johnson-Hodge will present writing exercises, explain writing techniques and share tips on the do’s and don’t’s of writing. The workshop offers plenty of hands-on and you will be writing by the time the workshop is over.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 10, at the KSU Center (3333 Busbee Rd, Kennesaw) from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Margaret is the national best-selling author of eleven published novels, contributor to three anthologies, including the highly successful “Proverbs of the People,” and author of a chapbook. She has received national acclaim and garnered rave reviews from US Today, The Dallas Morning Star, Midwest Book Review, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, The Library Journal, The Quarterly Black Review, Essence Magazine, and Ebony Magazine.
Born and raised in New York, Margaret no longer lives there, but New York is where her heart remains. She continues to craft stories about the great city in which she grew up and looks forward to telling more of them. Writing is truly her life. “There is always some story inside of me” is how she sees it, “and I just try and get it told…”
Her works have been described as “visceral,” “brutally honest,” and “refreshing.” She sees her characters as onions to be peeled. Her job is to slowly go through those layers, revealing all that they are and aren’t, in the process, getting to their “truths”—the good, the bad, and the sometimes ugly, but always authentic, and always real.