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Regular Meetings Plus: Ginny Shephard - Setting: Set a Mood , Build Tension, Expose Conflict, Tell Backstory

  • 24 Sep 2022
  • 8:50 AM - 12:05 PM
  • Palmer Library and via Zoom

Regular Meeting -at the

Palmer Library and

via Zoom - Zoomlink below.

Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this
or any other GLVWG event.

9:00 - 10:00 Board Meeting

10:00 - 10:50 Membership meeting: Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

Coffee, Tea and Goodies!

11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program: Ginny Shephard - Setting in Literature: Introduction

A “Getting In Touch” Exercise and Two Must Haves in Literature: Setting and Atmosphere with examples. We will explore the function and necessity of emotion.

Ginny Shephard, PhD, retired Prof. of English, taught or served as a learning specialist at University of Pittsburgh, West Liberty, Wheeling Jesuit, Florida State, and Virginia Tech Universities. She co-founded the Creative Writing Program for the Regional Academic Institute (Wheeling, WV) and was awarded an NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship, Yale University (Romantic poetry with Harold Bloom). Active in college and community theatre, Ginny published numerous theatre reviews, juried academic articles, and A Study Guide for Teachers on Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery, Penguin-Putnam books (Fall 2000).

Her fiction (pseudonym L. N. Passmore ) features Celtic mytho-eco fantasy and Appalachian fiction. Her first novel Wayward Wulves Beware (for sale on ) was shortlisted for Chanticleer’s OZMA International Award in Fantasy 2018. She won the Southeastern Writers Association Vega Award for Speculative Fiction: 1st Place 2020 and 2nd Place 2021, and the Microcosm Award: 1st Place in 2020 and 2021. Find her short stories and poetry in Covington Writers Anthology 2016 - 2020 and GLVWG’s Anthology 2021.

See L. N. Passmore on Facebook. Her website:

Zoomlink to regular meeting

GLVWG Board, Regular and Morning Program
Time: Sep 24, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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1:00 - 3:00 Afternoon Workshop: Ginny Shephard

Crafting Settings: What, How, and Relation to Plot

Exercises and examples include: Locales Reflective of Emotion, Locales with Main Character, Personal Delight/Distress, and Setting-Character-Conflict. We will explore key elements of emotionally nuanced and effective settings, how best to incorporate them, and how to use them to move the plot along.

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