2012 Conference--Friday and Saturday Workshops

Optional Writing Workshops

Workshops are optional items not included in general conference registration.  Conference Registration is here.  Each workshop or consultation is for a single session. Choose the day and genre for each session you would like. You can add additional workshops or consultations by selecting to "continue shopping" before paying the balance due and checking out. You can also return to this site to register for workshops or consultations at a later date if space is still available.

Friday Workshops

Bob Kunzinger

Non Fiction--Travel Writing

Friday, Nov. 9th 

"Everything I write is true but this actually happened": a workshop where we mix the reality of an event and the digression of what is and isn't true.

 

Bob Kunzinger is the author of five collections of essays, including the forthcoming "Borderline Crazy" (Nov 2012). He is a repeat offender for such diverse publications as Southern Humanities Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as many other regional and national reviews, and his work has been noted in Best American Essays.

Mark Powell

Fiction

Friday, Nov. 9th

"Reading like a Writer". This workshop will use a number of passages to examine what we can learn from published writers.

  

Mark Powell is the author of the novels Prodigals, Blood Kin, and The Dark Corner. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Breadloaf Writers' Conference. He teaches fiction writing at Stetson University.

Terri Witek

Poetry

Friday, Nov. 9th

Poets will generate new work in Flagler College's Crisp-Ellert Museum (next door to the main conference building). Friday and Saturday workshops will be different experiences: each will feature separate poetry challenges, some suggested by workshop participants. Visual artists and photographers also welcome.

 

Terri Witek is the author of four books of poems-- Exit Island (2012), The Shipwreck Dress (2008), a Florida Book Award winner; Carnal World (2006); Fools and Crows (2003); and Courting Couples (2000), a Center for Book Arts Prize winner. She holds the Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing at Stetson University where she has received the McInery Award for Teaching and the John Hague Teaching Award for outstanding teaching in the liberal arts and sciences.

 

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Saturday Workshops

Jeff Bens

Screenwriting

Saturday, Nov. 10th

This workshop will look at effective ways to write for the screen. We'll watch film clips, study scenes from celebrated screenplays and complete exercises to help get at how to make stories and characters believable, enjoyable and compelling. For all levels of writers.

 

Jeff Bens directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Manhattanville College. He is author of the novel Albert, Himself and director of the documentary film, Fatman's. His short fiction and essays are published widely. Jeff has served on film festival juries around the world including the 2011 Slamdance feature film jury. He was a founding faculty of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Ira Sukrungruang

Non Fiction

Saturday, Nov. 10th

Topic: "Exploring the Malleability of the Essay Form"— This seminar is dedicated to the amebic nature of the essay form. We will evaluate alternative ways of structuring an essay, create our own structures, and discuss how the essay form is a blueprint of our brains. We will also examine how an essayist creates order out of disorder and the close relationship the essay has to poetry.

 

Ira Sukrungruang is author of the memoir Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy and the co-editor of What Are You Looking At? The First Fat Fiction Anthology and Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology. He has published his essays, poems, and short stories in many literary journals and anthologies, including Creative Nonfiction, The Bellingham Review, North American Review, Isotope, Crab Orchard Review, Post Road, and Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing He is the editor of Sweet: A Literary Confection (sweetlit.com), and teaches in the MFA program at University of South Florida. For more information about him, please visit: www.sukrungruang.com.

Terri Witek

Poetry

Saturday, Nov. 10th  

 

Poets will generate new work in Flagler College's Crisp-Ellert Museum (next door to the main conference building). Friday and Saturday workshops will be different experiences: each will feature separate poetry challenges, some suggested by workshop participants. Visual artists and photographers also welcome.

Poets will generate new work in Flagler College's Crisp-Ellert Museum (next door to the main conference building).  Friday and Saturday workshops will be different experiences:  each wil feature separate poetry challenges, some suggested by workhop participants.  Visual artists and photographers also welcome.

 

Terri Witek is the author of four books of poems-- Exit Island (2012), The Shipwreck Dress (2008), a Florida Book Award winner; Carnal World (2006); Fools and Crows (2003); and Courting Couples (2000), a Center for Book Arts Prize winner. She holds the Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing at Stetson University where she has received the McInery Award for Teaching and the John Hague Teaching Award for outstanding teaching in the liberal arts and sciences.

 

Mark Powell

Fiction

Saturday, Nov. 10th

"Reading like a Writer". This workshop will use a number of passages to examine what we can learn from published writers.

  

Mark Powell is the author of the novels Prodigals, Blood Kin, and The Dark Corner. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Breadloaf Writers' Conference. He teaches fiction writing at Stetson University.

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