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Co-Authoring: The Art of Collaboration

Saturday, August 5, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Helen’s A

Co-authors can create a team that is incredibly effective and self-sustaining. They must agree about core ideas, be able to engage in creative conflict, and learn to leave their egos at the door. This workshop weighs the advantages/disadvantages, discusses various methods, and explores the intricacies of the co-author relationship. Craig English is the co-author of the self-help book, Anxious to Please: 7 Revolutionary Practices for the Chronically Nice, and has collaborated on numerous related articles and classes. Join him as he delves into the difficult and exhilarating world of co-authorship.


Craig English

Craig English’s last novel (release date 2018), Black Swan, is a tale of wall street greed, dragons, and a mild-mannered Shakespeare professor, Harold Swan. The Anvil of Navarre (available in ebook), is a swashbuckling tale of love, revenge and sexual identity. Craig’s nonfiction includes Anxious to Please: 7 Revolutionary Practices for the Chronically Nice (paper, ebook, audio). His article, “Set Your Writing Free,” appeared on the cover of The Writer Magazine. Craig’s latest project, Kit, is a caper novel, in which a young cat-burglar/hacker plots her revenge against the king of cyber trolls.

Craig is a sought after teacher and keynote speaker at conferences. He brings 25 years of experience to his dynamic workshops at such venues as the University of Washington, the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, The Esalen Institute (California), Hollyhock Retreat Centre (British Columbia, Canada), Breitenbush Retreat Center (Oregon), Santa Barbara Writers Conference, and Willamette Writers Conference.

Mr. English has been featured on radio shows across the United States. Television appearances include KING 5 Morning News with Joyce Taylor (NBC Seattle), Books in Review with Shari Barnes (Fort Worth, TX), and Geraldo at Large with Arthel Neville (Fox Network).

For twenty-five years Mr. English worked as a professional actor on Seattle area and regional stages. He has done more than 50 television and radio commercials, and CD ROM game voice-overs. He has acted in more than 20 productions of Shakespeare and was a certified fight choreographer.