2012 Conference Sunday Advanced Workshops

Optional Advanced Writing Workshops

The new Advanced Breakthrough Workshops being offered for the first time can be taken without full conference registration. Those rates are: Sunday Advanced Breakthrough Workshops Only: $100 for members, $125 nonmembers; Member Students, $55 Sunday only; Nonmember Students $70 Sunday only. 

Mark Powell

Fiction

Sunday, Nov. 11th

 

"Getting it on the page" This workshop will focus on the process of moving from an initial idea to a solid (if not final) draft. We will examine a number of passages by 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.

Ira Sukrungruang

Non Fiction

Sunday, Nov. 11th

 

In this workshop session writers will explore the nature and balance of scene and exposition in their nonfiction and investigate other structures besides chonology. Though scene is used in fiction, how one approaches scene and dialogue is different when dealing with real life events. Students will write and share their work with the workshop group. 


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

Sunday, Nov. 11th

 

Topic: “Site-Specific St Augustine.”   After an introductory exercise, Sunday poets will become flaneurs and flaneuses, wandering the city with a series of prompts designed to generate new work. Intervals inside and out, with a rain plan.

 

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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