Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Workshop in New Orleans beginning Jan. 26!


Narrative Truth
A workshop with Ken Foster
Mondays, 6pm-8pm; January 26-April 6
10 sessions; $250
Room 220 at the Colton School Studio

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.

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