Master Class with Steve Almond

In October there will be a rare opportunity to participate an intimate workshop with Steve Almond, where he will give you personal feedback on your writing.

(A Workshop on the Radical Importance of Finding Your Narrator)

Writing's all fun and games, until the rejections start piling up. In this intensive (though informal!) workshop, we'll aim to make sure your stories, or essays, draw the reader in, rather than leaving them in the dark. We'll take a second look at your opening pages, as well as the opening pages of works by Lorrie Moore, Saul Bellow, and others, in an effort to understand how to create a strong, independent narrator. Note: participants should bring in the first 500 words of a manuscript -- ideally a manuscript that's been rejected. In fact, it would be best to bring in two manuscripts. Please resist the urge to rewrite them.

Date: Friday, October 7th
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $50
Location: Writers’ Dojo,  7518 N. Chicago Ave, Portland

Questions? E-mail lizprato_AT_gmail_DOT_com

Steve Almond is the author the story collections My Life in Heavy Metal and The Evil B.B. Chow, the novel Which Brings Me to You (with Julianna Baggott), and the non-fiction books Candyfreak, Not That You Asked, and Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life. He is also, crazily, self-publishing books called This Won't Take But a Minute, Honey, and Letters from People Who Hate Me. His new story collection, God Bless America will be out in October.

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