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Writers' Workshop with Gina Barreca

Hone Your Craft

Virtual Writing Workshop with Gina Barreca, author of Fast Funny Women, presented by RJ Julia Booksellers

Fall into your new writing routine with Gina Barreca. Learn what it takes to publish your novel, discover the impact of great mentors, and be inspired to unleash your inner author.

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Join us to...

  • Learn about writing and the creative process from bestselling authors
  • Grasp the inner workings of publishing for writers
  • Find how to secure an agent and market your novel

This two hour workshop will be hosted by Gina Barreca together with Bonnie Jean Feldkamp, David Legere, and Laura Rossi. Get answers to all your burning questions and improve your skills and knowledge as a writer. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Fast Funny Women or Fast Fierce Women.

Fast Funny Women features 75 women writers, ages 20 to 89, invited by editor Gina Barreca to make a party out of their life’s most unnerving, challenging, illuminating, desperate, and hilarious moments. You know many of these brilliant women, but you’ve never heard them like this! These are their stories, all under 750 words each.

Fast Fierce Women is the much anticipated follow up to Fast Funny Women and will be published in March 2022.

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Gina Barreca

Hailed as “smart and funny” by People, Gina Barreca was deemed a “feminist humor maven” by Ms. She has written for most major publications, including The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cosmopolitan, and The Harvard Business Review. A Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at UCONN as well as winner of its highest award for excellence in teaching, Gina’s written ten books including the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White…but I Drifted.

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Bonnie Jean Feldkamp

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp is a wife, mother, and award-winning opinion columnist. Her columns often seek to understand how current events and family life intersect. She ties personal experiences to social issues to help readers empathize, relate, and care.

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David LeGere

David LeGere is a publishing professional with fourteen years of experience in the US, specializing in the trade nonfiction, gift, and outdoor markets. He has worked with a vast network of industry professionals and published hundreds of titles, ranging from recent celebrated nonfiction like Fast Funny Women. He has published three titles that have won the National Outdoor Book Award (2016, 2018, and 2020), and he is an Editorial Director at Rowman & Littlefield in addition to the CEO of Woodhall Press. A graduate of Fairfield University’s MFA program, he is also a dedicated English professor and writer. For more information visit him at,, and listen to his podcast at Publish This! Over Lunch.

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Laura Rossi

Laura Rossi is a public relations expert, digital strategist, podcast producer, and published author. For three decades, Laura has lead book publicity campaigns for bestselling authors as well as for national companies and brands in the lifestyle, nonprofit, and art and design industries. Laura worked in-house at top publishers including Random House, Viking Penguin, and W. W. Norton before founding Laura Rossi Public Relations. Laura is the Producer of Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan, an Exactly Right/My Favorite Murder network podcast. Laura Rossi is a contributor to several collections includes Make Mine a Double, The Grateful Life, Fast Funny Women, and Fast Fierce Women. Laura has appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post and NPR’s The Public’s Radio. Laura volunteers as the Director of Publicity for the digital literary platform A Mighty Blaze. Follow Laura @bookpgirl on Instagram and Twitter.

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm EDT
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