The second in a series of three Writers’ Toolbox workshops will focus on short story writers, led by Jim Fox and Leslie Liberty, on Saturday, May 21 at the First Unitarian Church, 2737 Pacific Ave., Stockton.
The event is free and open to the public. Moderator for the 6 p.m. event is Robert Reinarts, founder and coordinator of the Heritage Writers Community of Stockton.
Fox, involved with the Marion Jacobs Literary Forum and Tuleburg Press, is a longtime member of the Heritage Writers Community and served as director of the group’s television series “Voices from Across America.”
He is extensively published, including in The Front Porch, a staple in a number of Midwest newspapers, and in anthologies and various periodicals. His haiku was featured in Potpourri Magazine and in “The Written World” exhibits in the 2005 Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival.
Dr. Liberty is also affiliated with the Heritage Writers and leads the Pacific Writers Group. She took first place in the Stockton Arts Commission’s short non-fiction contest and read excerpts from her novel, Gearhead Girl, at the Haggin Museum’s automobile heritage exhibit.
She is currently completing a doctorate in psychology and is with the State of California as a therapist and counselor.
The writers will examine and explore their creations in relation to their subjects and audiences. Questions will be welcomed, and a reception will follow.
Moderator Reinarts has twice been honored by the Arts Commission for his work, which ranged from technical to business and fiction material.
The third “Toolbox” in September will spotlight children’s authors.
The series is sponsored by the Marion Jacobs Literary Forum, the Stockton Arts Foundation, Tuleburg Press, and the Heritage Writers’ Community. For more information, call 463-3390.