Events & Workshops

Are you ready to access your own authentic voice and style? To write the story that’s yours to tell? Whether you want to delve deep into learning and developing your skills, or just have time for a weekend workshop, you’re in trustworthy hands with award-winning, New York Times Best-Selling author Linda Lowery, who brings her many years of professionalism, knowledge and insight to all her programs. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to expand your skills and work toward achieving your goals and dreams with one of Asheville’s most established and engaging authors.

Sign up for Linda’s scheduled programs directly UNCA. Don’t wait until the last minute, as these workshops fill up quickly.

For personalized tutoring on your creative writing projects, contact Linda directly.



Great Smokies Writing Program Linda Lowery Teacher and MentorWriting For Children & Young Readers

10 Week Workshop Begins February 21

Location: Hanger Hall School for Girls, 64 WT Weaver Boulevard, Asheville
Wednesdays 4pm – 6:30pm
Phone: 828.250.2353

Description:  In an encouraging workshop environment, beginning-to-experienced writers explore fiction and creative non-fiction for ages 2 to 12, including picture books, easy readers, chapter books, and middle grade novels. Through creative exercises and prompts, students focus on finding their natural, authentic voices as they experiment with various reading levels that best suit their stories.

Covered topics include: basic elements of character, setting, plot, theme, dialogue, and point of view; how words and art interact; industry-standard format, practical insights into publishing options; and perhaps most importantly, how not to preach or “dumb down” the story for this very bright and intuitive audience.

By the end of the course, students will have the bones of the book they’ve chosen as their focus and an action plan to proceed on their project for young readers.

The Great Smokies Writing Program is committed to providing the community with affordable university-level classes led by published writers and experienced teachers. Each course carries academic credit awarded through UNC Asheville. For more information, or to register, visit or call 828.250.2353. Find them also at The Great Smokies Writing Program Facebook Page