Instructor: G.A. Morgan
Date & Time: Saturday, March 11 | 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: USM’s Glickman library, Portland
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $45 | Nonmember $100


Do your characters long for more pages? Is one book just not enough? Can your story go the distance?

Using popular source materials such as the LOTR, The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter series, this workshop will explore: what works and what doesn’t when developing a series of YA books; how to sustain a narrative and develop characters over several books; and when and how to bring the series to a satisfying end.

Attendees will receive practical strategies for authors ready to tackle a long-term project, as well as help in cultivating the stamina to create, sell, and market many books in various stages of development.


Genevieve (G.A.) Morgan’s most recent book, The Kinfolk, is the third and final volume of her MG/YA adventure-fantasy, The Five Stones Trilogy. She is also the author of The Fog of Forgetting and Chantarelle, volumes one and two in the series, and the non-fiction book for high schools students called, Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning after High School. Her fiction has won the Silver Moonbeam award for pre-teen fantasy and she has been a finalist for the Maine Literary Awards. She is also the editorial producer and host of The Writer’s Zone TV segment for Time Warner Cable Community. She is currently working on Year One, a book for Millenials on how to coast without incident into adulthood, a sequel to Undecided.

Morgan was formerly the managing editor at Chronicle Books and their GiftWorks Division. She then went on to co-found a book-packaging company that produced a variety of work. She has written and edited books for Smith & Hawken, Williams-Sonoma, Starbuck’s, The Nature Company, Harper Collins, Chronicle Books, Borders Books, and Hay House publishers, and was the wellness editor for Maine magazine. Her work on health topics has appeared in The Bangor Daily News, as well as Body and Soul and Insight magazines. She has written for advertising companies, web producers, and other corporate clients. As a volunteer, she worked for many years with kids and teens as the president of the board of The Telling Room and is currently the vice-president of the board of the Hewnoaks Artist Colony. VISIT: ga-morgan.com


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The MWPA is proud to offer one full scholarship to this workshop for members-only. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of need and merit. Application Due in the MWPA office on February 27 at 9:00 a.m.
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