Upcoming Events

Writers Workshop – Why You Should Be Writing Articles

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Diane is giving this virtual workshop for the Loudoun County Public Library system. This event  free and open to the public. Registration details will be available closer to the event.

One-hour workshop for non-fiction and fiction writers on how to get started writing articles, the benefits of creating these short non-fiction works, how to organize your article (titles, subtitles, sidebars, illustrations, quotes, interviews, and all), and how to organize your time in putting them together. Whether you write for a newsletter, blog, magazine, or online site, articles can help you build your skills. Unlike books, articles can be written quickly, are in high demand, allow lower-risk experimentation, can showcase portions of larger works, and can quickly move writers to “published” status. Entry into the field of article writing is simpler and less expensive than the steps required for getting a book published. Learn the ropes with articles before plunging into a book.

Workshop – Lace, So Lovely There Was a Law Against It

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Diane is giving this virtual presentation for the Loudoun County Public Library system. This event is free and open to the public. Registration details will be available closer to the event.

One hour presentation on the intriguing backstory to handmade lace. Learn about the rise of lace from its hazy origins to its heyday before the rise of machines changed it forever. More than beautiful decoration, lace carries clout. Laws have restricted its use. Orphaned children spent days making it. Missionaries have used it in an attempt to uplift the downtrodden. Even Alexander Hamilton tucked samples in his official papers. Come discover the allure of lace.

Need a speaker?

Interested in booking a talk by Diane? She is available for virtual meetings and presentations. Use the contact tab to leave a message or just email her at helentjari@aol.com.

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Mountain Gap School, Loudoun County, Virginia by Diane Helentjaris.