KWG hosts playwright Lisa Soland

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Award-winning author and playwright Lisa Soland will speak on “What the Playwright Can Teach the Writer” at the Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 meeting of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild.

The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. in Central United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall at 201 E. Third Ave. Attendees should enter off of the large parking lot behind the church. A $2 donation is welcome at the door with free and accessible parking available.

At this meeting, Soland will showcase the dramatist’s craft to help writers improve their work.

“I will share tips and tactics, articulate conflict, and reveal character through action,” Soland said. “Writer’s dialogue can be stronger, characters more credible, and dramatic conflict more riveting. This is a great opportunity to gather practical advice and help narratives leap off the page.”

Lisa Soland has more than 40 internationally published plays and four children’s books. She has produced and/or directed over 80 productions and play readings, 55 of them original. Ms. Soland teaches privately, in the theatre department of Maryville College, and throughout the U.S. Soland is currently writing a one-man play on the life of World War I hero, Sgt. Alvin York, scheduled to open in the fall of 2017 at York’s childhood home in Pall Mall, Tenn.

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild exists to facilitate a broad and inclusive community for area writers, provide a forum for information, support and sharing among writers, help members improve and market their writing skills and promote writing and creativity. Additional information about KWG can be found at