Pathways to Publication

These one- or two-day seminars in literary genres, publishing, editing, digital communications, and promotion are open to all CCWC members. They’re a great opportunity to learn, network, and deepen your craft.

Our next Pathways to Publication seminars will be held on March 21, 2015.
We proudly present two great workshops for writers and aspiring writers,
to be held at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis.

The morning (9:00-12:00) will be a workshop for writers in all genres called “Edit Yourself (It’s Called Writing).” The instructor for this session is Ray Cormier, a freelance editor and writer who recently retired from The New York Times after 30 years there as an editor. In the afternoon (1:00-4:00), we’ll switch gears and present “Writing Your Memoir: Story, Voice, and Vision.” The afternoon’s instructor is Phoebe Baker Hyde, whose debut memoir, The Beauty Experiment, was named a 2013 “Book of Style” by The New York Times and featured in 16 major world newspapers.

You can sign up for either workshop or for both. Details and online registration are available here!

Here’s a sampling of other recent offerings:

October 25, 2014: The Defining Moment

In an inspiring workshop, award-winning poet and fiction writer Charles Coe discussed those moments that change our lives, and how participants could harness the power of such moments to bring vigor and immediacy to their writing.

March 22, 2014: One Day, Two Inspiring Workshops

In the morning, Jamie Cat Callan fired up participants’ creativity and inspiration with “Writing from the Right Side of Your Brain.” Then in the afternoon, memoirists Velia Pola and Meikle Paschal helped people turn their family stories and memories into their own Family Memoirs.

June 1, 2013: Copyrights Contracts, and Legal Issues for Writers

An enthusiastic group of writers gathered to learn about intellectual property, fair use, and the vocabulary of copyright and contract law. Presenter Sara Beccia, an attorney with Burns & Levinson LLP, shared expertise from her practice counseling clients on copyright protection, publishing agreements and infringement issues.

March 16, 2013: How to Happily be Self-Published

A full-day workshop at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, covering topics including self/indie publishing, print vs. e-books, the rudiments of book preparation, blog-to-book projects, and publicizing and marketing independently published works. The 53 attendees had high praise for the presenters and found the experience enlightening and inspiring.

September 29, 2012: Children’s Book Writers’ Critique Workshop

Our team of successful children’s authors worked intensively on the craft of writing with new and more experienced writers, with a goal to become published in the exciting and ever-changing field of writing for young people, from picture book readers through young adults.

June 1-3, 2012: Weekend With the Agents

This was a simply amazing opportunity for our members to meet literary agents, get their questions answered, find out about trends in the industry, and learn those insider hints on how agents and editors really think.