Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Orleans writing workshop starts March 9th

Narrative Truth
A workshop with Ken Foster
Mondays, 6pm-8pm; March 9-April 27
8 sessions; $200

Whether working in fiction or nonfiction, the challenge all writers face is in creating narratives that ring true to the reader. This workshop will allow students to dip into both genres--short story and creative non-fiction--and measure their work against the same literary standards: character, conflict, detail and use of language. Each student will be able to workshop at least two full-length stories or essays during the course. In addition, students will be given short, focused, weekly assignments designed to break them out of their comfort zone.

Ken Foster is the author of a memoir, The Dogs Who Found Me; a collection of stories, The Kind I'm Likely to Get; and a collection of essays, Dogs I Have Met. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Salon, Fence, Bomb, McSweeney's, The Believer, The New York Times, Bark, The San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Yaddo, the New York Foundation of the Arts, and The Sewanee Writers Conference. Ken received an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and has taught at The New School, Florida State University, Tulane University and UNO.

To apply to the class, send an email and writing sample, with a list previous workshop experience, to kenfosterworkshop@gmail.com.

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