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Writer's Workshop: Character Development

Wednesday, March 18
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn the art of creating great characters in short stories from writer and professional editor Ekta Garg.

About the instructor:

Following the completion of her MSJ in magazine publishing from Northwestern University, Ekta’s career in publishing started in 2005 when she became the editor for all special projects out of Community Newspapers, Inc., (now Pamplin Media Group) in Portland, Oregon. Since then the diversity in her career has led her to writing and editing just about everything from healthcare to home improvement to Hindi films. In 2010, Ekta added blogging to her resume by starting The Write Edge at   http://thewriteedge.wordpress.com. The Write Edge, and its three extension blogs, gives her a place to share her short fiction, book reviews, and parenting adventures.

As a book reviewer for Bookpleasures.com and Netgalley.com, Ekta gets to stay up way too late reading advanced reviewer copies of new adventures by experienced and upcoming authors alike. She also uses The Write Edge as a dynamic communication tool for those interested in hiring her as an editor for their writing projects. She’s met many talented people along the way in the incredible opportunities she’s received to edit short stories, memoirs, how-to books, anthologies, and (her first love) novels.

When not writing and editing, Ekta spends time with friends (the ones other people can see) and ponders just how she came to be so blessed by a husband who loves her and by two beautiful daughters who astound her on a regular basis.


Writer's Workshop, Spring Series 2020
Series events meet on Wednesdays from 6:30–8 pm

• Feb 19,   Where to Begin – Molly MacRae, 6:30 pm
• Mar 4,   Creative Writing – Jim O’Brien, 6:30 pm
• Mar 18,   Character Development – Ekta Garg, 6:30 pm - Cancelled
• Mar 22,   Celebrating Women Writers, 2–4 pm - Cancelled
• Apr 1,   Copyediting 101 – Dane Torbeck and Lori Martinsek, 6:30 pm - Cancelled
• Apr 15,   Finishing Your Story – Jason Nafziger, 6:30 pm
• Apr 29,   Short Story Contest Awards Ceremony & Reading, 7 pm


Interested in the Short Story Contest? Find story criteria, how to submit your story, and prize information at champaign.org/short-story

*Participants do not need to attend classes to enter story competition. 

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