Free Creative Writing Workshop This Saturday

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June 7, 2011 by jrwatson5

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This weekend a free writing workshop will be held at HCC, and former WITS luminaries Victoria Jones, Randy Watson, and Tony Diaz will be leading sessions. Here’s the scoop:

The Johnny Harris Writers Group Writing Workshop
What: Fiction and Poetry workshops
Where: HCC Central Campus (rooms TBA)
When: Saturday, June 11, 2011, from 8 am – 4 pm
Costs: Free and open to the public. Limited space; instructors will add seats if necessary.
Additional info: Later at 7 pm, join workshop leaders for a reading at Foelber Pottery Studio, 706 Richmond Ave., 4 blocks east of Montrose.

Contact: Sharon Klander at sharon.klander@hccs.edu

Writing bug bitten you yet? The Johnny Harris Writers Group hosts a free writing workshop in fiction and poetry this Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm at the HCC Central Campus. Spaces are limited for both workshops, and participants should email their manuscripts to Sharon Klander at sharon.klander@hccs.edu by Thursday, June 9th, following these guidelines:

  • no more than 5 pages of poetry, single spaced
  • no more than 10 pages of fiction, double-spaced
  • ALL manuscripts should have the following header on the title page: name and address in upper left corner, phone and email in upper right corner. Subsequent pages should bear the usual MS header.

A Snapshot of the Schedule:

8 – 9 am: Breakfast (provided)
9 – 10: Keynote Address by Selena Villareal, “Poets Writing in Oppressive Regimes”
10 – 12: Fiction workshop with Cliff Hudder* OR Q&A session with Victoria Jones RE: Life After an MFA
12 – 2: Lunch (provided); Tony Diaz will read from his book Children of the Locust Tree during this time
2 – 4: Poetry workshops with Dave Parsons and Randy Watson* OR Lecture with SueAnna Davis, “Who’s the Hero, and How Do We Know?”

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