Author Archives: Heather Newton

Announcing the Opening of the Flatiron Writers Room!

The new Flatiron Writers Room at 5 Covington Street in West Asheville is open for business!  Learn about the space at https://www.flatironwritersroom.com. See below for information about the Flatiron Writers Room’s inaugural event, a Pop-Up Retreat January 28, 2017, from 9:30 … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Flatiron Writers Room!

The Flatiron Writers are thrilled to announce the opening of the Flatiron Writers Room in early 2017, a space for workshops, retreats and other events for the western North Carolina literary community. The Flatiron Writers Room, at 5 Covington Street … Continue reading

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Flatiron Writers Present: Publicity and the Writing Life With Publicist Kima Jones

These days, whether you land a contract with a large publishing house, small press or self-publish, responsibility for publicizing your book will fall on you. Publicity means sales. But how does publicity work? This workshop (for poets, fiction and non-fiction … Continue reading

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Join Us For Prose to Picture: Screen Adaptation Workshop With Maryedith Burrell

Join the Flatiron Writers for this workshop with award-winning actor and screenwriter Maryedith Burrell: When: 10:00am-3:00pm, Saturday, September 26, 2015 Where: IMPORTANT CHANGE:  The workshop will take place at the NYS3 Studio, 2002 Riverside Drive, Studio 42-O, Asheville, NC 28804. … Continue reading

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Join Us For Page to Podium Saturday April 25, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015 Where: Unitarian Universalist Church 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801 Cost: $65 per person To register with a check instead of PayPal, email info@flatironwriters.com Participants should bring a brown bag lunch Writers are often daunted by … Continue reading

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Plot: The Map of Your Story- Workshop & Reading by Lynne Barrett

UPDATE: This workshop is completely full! Thanks to everyone who signed up, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday. Everyone is still welcome to come to the reading at 6:00 p.m. The Flatiron Writers are delighted to announce that … Continue reading

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What to Wear, What to Read, What to Say

My novel, Under The Mercy Trees, comes out in two months, so it’s time for me to start thinking about upcoming book events. There is, of course, the question of whether anyone will come to my readings. Remember that line … Continue reading

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A Card Carrying Member

I got to do something recently that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I became a real member of The Authors Guild. I had been an “at large” member for a while, because I represent writers as part … Continue reading

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What’s In A Title? Everything.

When I was pregnant, my husband and I negotiated about what to name our child. He was flexible about boys’ names, but would not budge on the girl’s name. He wanted a little red-haired daughter named Madeleine. He had even … Continue reading

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