Into the Springs Writer’s Workshop

by | Jun 3, 2024 | Blog | 0 comments

In its sixth year, Into the Springs Writers’ Workshop welcomes featured guest instructors,
Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Jeffrey Marks, for the whole weekend of August 2-4, at the Mills
Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, OH. In addition, the Ohio Audiobook Narrators will present a
three-hour session on August 3.

Andrew Welsh-Huggins is an award-winning mystery author mostly known for his series
featuring ex-OSU Buckeye quarterback now private eye, Andy Hayes. As a journalist, Mr.
Welsh-Huggins also publishes nonfiction.

Jeffrey Marks is a mystery writer as well as the publisher at Crippen & Landru Publishing
Company, well-known for its short story mysteries and classic mystery collections. Mr. Marks
has won every mystery award for his biographies of mystery writer Craig Rice and Anthony

Both authors will present collaboratively and individually in sessions throughout the weekend.
Their topics include: the short story from idea to publication; how to make research count; the
nuts and bolts of revision; the history of the mystery genre; essentials for query letters and
nonfiction book proposals; and a guided live writing activity.

For an extra fee, Mr. Welsh-Huggins will critique the first ten pages of your story and meet in
conversation for up to 15 minutes. Mr. Marks will critique book queries and also meet in
conversation for up to 15 minutes.

As is traditional at Into the Springs, both Mr. Welsh-Huggins and Mr. Marks will be available to
participants all weekend for any additional questions.

In a special, three-hour session, the Ohio Audiobook Narrators will cover all aspects of book
narration. Elements of their presentation will include: their process of narrating an author’s work;
what’s needed if an author wants to narrate their own book; what makes up a legitimate audio
book contract; and the issue of Artificial Intelligence in audio book narration. Mini
demonstrations and Q&A will follow.

Other activities will fill out this intensive writers’ weekend, including morning creative writing,
Saturday night open mic readings where you have seven minutes to read your work, and, new
this year, a free half table to sell one of your books. The public is invited to listen and buy.
Registration is open now through July 25 for Into the Springs Writers’ Workshop. For more
information and to register, please go to

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