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TWO Writing Workshops this Fall!

August 26th, 2016 by Terra | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized, Writing and Reading

This kinda says it all about what I’m looking forward to as August is over and September gets going!


Writing Workshop for Teens

Love to write, but never have enough time? Got ideas, but not sure how to see them through? This one-day-a-week-for-six-weeks writing session is for you. A note: this class is limited to those in grades 9-12, or their homeschool equivalent.
Receive writing prompts and tips from local, acclaimed YA author Terra Elan McVoy that help you focus on plot, setting, characters, specificity and a bunch of other fun, helpful things that will spark a fire underneath your writing.  This is a free-form, semi-self-directed class that will give you practical advice and also inspiration for new stories. 

Willingness to write hard and share that writing is expected.

Date(s): September 20, 27 October 4, 11, 24 (Note: we are skipping the week beginning October 17, and meeting on Monday, October 24 the following week) November 1

Class time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays



When it comes to writing, we grownups often concentrate on the finished product: winning over an audience, making a point, creating a response. We lose our sense of wonder and play. To help get reacquainted  with the experimental, unselfconscious side of wordsmithing (where usually the best stuff hides), I’m offering a retreat that will provide prompts, word games, literal play time, and collective sharing all designed to tap into younger stories, and delve back into delight.


The Elohee Center at Landsong rests on 220 acres of undeveloped land, and was created to provide a retreat space in Nature to allow for optimum self-exploration, individual growth, and mind/body healing. It is a place for soul-stilling walks through the woods, contemplative waterfall staring, and the lush renewal of pond and fern.


Summer Events!!!

August 1st, 2016 by Terra | No Comments | Filed in Appearances

Summer is usually a great time for me to teach at various writing workshops, and lead camps at Little Shop of Stories, but this month I also get to do some AWESOME EVENTS! Folks in the Athens and Greenville area, and then up in New York, come out and see me if you can, and all y’all should be headed to ATL for the Decatur Book Festival Labor Day weekend!

ReadUp Greenvile

Saturday, August 6th

11:30, Gunther Theater  (Harry Potter Panel)
& 2:45 Huguenot Loft (Moderating BRAINNZZZ with Beth Revis, Megan Miranda, and Nova Ren Suma)


Saturday, August 13th

Avid Bookshop, Athens 6:30 PM

We are Strong Girls
Reading, Friendship Pins, and Signing!

Sunday, August 21 (Time TBD)




AJC Decatur Book Festival

Saturday, September 3rd
Teen Stage, 12:00-12:45
Be TWEEN with Kate Milford & Jason Reynolds

5:00-5:45 YA TRUTH OR DARE!!