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June 2018

Free Chocolate Launch Party

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Rd. Ste. 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230 United States
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Are you ready for a taste of  Free Chocolate?  Reserve a copy for the signing by calling Interabang Books at 214.484.4289 . If you get a chance, RSVP on Facebook.  It's not required, but it helps me know how much cake to bring.                                                                       Dallaschocolate.org and Interabang Books will be hosting my choc-tastic Launch Party. http://amberroyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Free%20Chocolate%20at%20Interabang%20Books.mp4   Date: June 7, 2018  Time: 7 PM  Location:  Interabang Books 10720 Preston Rd.  Ste. 1009B  Dallas, Texas 75230    www.interabangbooks.com * dallaschocolate.org *www.amberroyer.com  * …

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Workshop: Writing About Food

June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Whether you're writing a novel, or want to be a blogger, adding descriptions of food will give a sensory appeal to your work and ground it in a specific place and time. This hands-on session will include a chocolate tasting. Participants will then write and share descriptions. Fiction writers will learn how to use the sense of taste to access their characters' memories and spark epiphanies. Non-fiction writers will focus on using specific language to accurately re-create their experiences.

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Saturday Night Write Discussion: Creativity Exercises

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Saturday Night Write meets on the third Saturday of each month to provide instruction and encouragement to writers in the community surrounding UT Arlington (and anyone else who wants to drive out to meet up with us).  Our discussion leader presents a structured topic and background research to spark interactive participation, focusing on various aspects of craft.  Everyone is welcome to join us for these FREE events.   This month we will discuss the effectiveness of creativity exercises and brainstorming techniques, and test-drive…

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5 Session Class: Fiction Writing for Teens (Start Date)

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Foundry Club, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, Texas 75206
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This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenage writers (Grades 9-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career to a better understanding of how fiction is put together, and what opportunities they have to share it.  Each day…

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ArlingCon

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
UTA University Center, 300 W. First St.
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

I will be doing a workshop on breaking through creative block at ArlingCon, a joint project between Arlington Public Libraries and UTA.

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July 2018

Free Chocolate Signing at Barnes and Noble

July 7 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes and Noble Preston Royal, 5959 Royal Lane Suite 616
Dallas, TX 75230 United States
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I will be signing copies of Free Chocolate at the Dallas Barnes and Noble located at Preston and Royal on Saturday, July 7.

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3 Session Class: Creative Writing Genres (Grades 4-6) (Start Date)

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Need an extra boost for that fall writing class? Get a head start in a fun and imaginative way. Our creative writing course will teach you to take real life scenarios and spin those scenarios into works of innovative genius. We will investigate all types of writing genres in order to help you explore your creativity.

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Saturday Night Write: The Steps to Romance with Special Guest Speaker Amanda Arista

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Amanda will break down the steps to writing a romance or including a romantic subplot in her presentation for Saturday Night Write.  Bring your questions about romance as a genre -- or how to complicate your characters' lives in any genre.    

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5 Session Class: Fiction Writing for Teens (Start Date)

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Foundry Club, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, Texas 75206
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This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 9-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career to a better understanding of how fiction is put together, and what opportunities they have to share it.  Each day…

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August 2018

Workshop: Query Letter Clinic for Writers

August 11 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Do you have a completed novel or a novel-in-progress? Are you ready to take the next step towards getting it traditionally published? Then you need a well-polished query letter to serve as your introduction to prospective agents and editors. Learn what goes into an effective query - and what to leave out. If you have a draft of your query you would like to share, bring it to class for critique.

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