Writing Across the Spectrum
How to grab
an event from your life weave it into fascinating fiction
Author, Poet, Playwright
TOPIC: Identifying the requirements of various forms of writing and customizing your writing to meet audience expectations.
In writing for more than one genre, one size definitely does not fit all. In this highly inter-active session, Chuck Miceli will compare and contrast some of the requirements of writing for different kinds of publications (non-fiction, fiction, short-story and poetry) and audiences (screen plays and theatrical productions). He will then facilitate an exchange of ideas with those attending, drawing from their own experiences of customizing their writing to meet the needs and expectations of their particular readers and / or audiences.
Chuck Miceliís co-authored textbook,
Fire Behind Bars, was published by the National Institute of Justice in 1979. The first book in the country to deal with deadly fires in secure institutions, it put him on the national stage as a speaker and consultant. That same year, he co-wrote the
Saint Thomas Passion Play. Now in its 38th consecutive year of production, the play has been seen by tens of thousands of people throughout the northeast. His monograph, Visiting Procedures, was distributed nationally by the National Institute of Corrections. His paranormal thriller,
Amandaís Room, published in 2012, has been revised and reprinted several times and has recently been converted into a screenplay, co-copyrighted by Chuck.
The Amandaís Room, Travelerís Edition, was published in 2016. Voices and Visions, the annual literary and arts review of OLLI at UCONN, has featured many of his poems and short stories and from 2014 to 2016, Chuck served as the Editorial Chair for the publication. In 2016, his poem,
Minerís Lament, took third place in the world-wide Writerís Digest writing contest and on April 22, 2018, Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury will host a dramatic reading of his new play, Wounded Angels.