Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Announcing the Annual Writing Workshop: Shaping Fiction!

Los Parronales: Local Workshops:

 Shaping Fiction: How to Harness the Hybrid
With Wanda Campbell
Mon & Tues, Jan 28th & 29th 2013
Parcela 50, El Noviciado
(Turn right to village, 1 km past the end of the Costanera Norte on Ruta 68.
Full Directions on emailing interest.)
Sessions 9.30am to 1.00pm
Cost, including coffee, drinks & snacks, Ch$37.000
(or $18.000 for one session. Two strongly recommended)
Email: Susan Siddeley  to sign up and reserve a place

The short story is a hybrid. It owes much to the quickness, the objectivity and cutting of the cinema; it owes much to the poet on the one hand and the newspaper reporter on the other, something also to the dramatic compression of the theatre, and everything to the restlessness, the alert nerve, the scientific eye and the short breath of contemporary life. ~V.S. Pritchett

In these workshops we will explore both fictional shapes we can write into and strategies for getting our fiction into the best possible shape.

Wanda Campbell was born and grew up in South India. She earned an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Windsor under the supervision of Alistair MacLeod and a PhD in Canadian Literature from Western. She now teaches Creative Writing and Women’s Literature at Acadia University, in Wolfville Nova Scotia where she lives with her family in view of the highest tides in the world. She has published four collections of poetry, her short stories and poems have appeared in journals across Canada, and her debut novel is forthcoming from Signature Editions.

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