Write Now: UM Creative Writing Program hosts a Craft Intensive Weekend

February 27th and 28th, 2010.

The University of Miami’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program honors the 50th teaching anniversary of its founding professor, Lester Goran, author of 14 books, by launching a weekend workshop series designed to engage the local writing community on February 27th and 28th, 2010. Led by the MFA program’s distinguished faculty, alumni, and graduate teaching assistants, the weekend will guide participants on ways to break through their most daunting writing blocks, whether they are writing the great American novel or just beginning to explore the written word.

Sessions span the breadth of creative writing, including memoir, poetry on and off the page, and the development of what John Gardner calls “the vivid and continuous dream” in fiction. UM professors Jane Alison, Maureen Seaton, Walter Lew, Mia Leonin, Peter Schmitt and MFA program director M. Evelina Galang, joined by Lois Wolfe and R. Zamora Linmark, introduce narrative techniques, poetic traditions, and hybrid forms of writing through lectures, demonstrations, and in-class exercises.

Write Now is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the MALS program at the University of Miami, along with community partner Books & Books.

University of Miami Creative Writing Program at CAS Gallery
1210 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305.284.2182
http://www.as.miami.edu/english/creativewriting/lestergoran/writenow

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