In addition to hosting a live online workshop, we will also record it and post the link in the next month’s issue of The eQuill newsletter.


April 3, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EasternOnline (please add yourself to our mailing list to receive the email with the online meeting link:


1:00-1:30 Bonus open forum: all-things-writing Q&A with AWC Executive Director & Acting President George Weinstein


1:30-4:00 Bren McClain – Deepen the River: The Key to Revision

Bren McClain is a writer, who never gave up. After winning a handful of awards over the last two decades for novel excerpts and short stories, her literary novel, ONE GOOD MAMA BONE, found a home with Pat Conroy’s Story River Books. The novel was long-listed for the 2018 Crook’s Corner Book Prize, received a starred review in “Booklist,” named a winter Okra pick by the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance and made a Pulpwood Queens selection for May. Deep South magazine included it in its recommended list of Fall/Winter books. Bren is a two-time winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project and the recipient of the 2005 Fiction Fellowship by the South Carolina Arts Commission. She is at work on her next novel, TOOK, which was named the gold medal winner for the 2016 William Faulkner -William Wisdom Novel-in-Progress. Find her online at

On April 3rd, Bren will lead an interactive online workshop all about revising your work to achieve deeper emotional connections with your readers and deeper truths.