December 5th, 2008 / 4:53 pmJustin Taylor
DATELINE, NYC: Diane Williams to offer private fiction workshop through Mercantile Library Center for Fiction
[this post is just a press release, but it’s an important one. also, hat tip to Shya Scanlon.]
FOR THE WRITER WITH THE COURAGE TO PRODUCE HIS OR HER OWN MOST VEHEMENT VOICE.
The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction is pleased to offer a new writing workshop with author, Diane Williams this January and February. Fine-grained attention to the drama of the sentence is offered as well as to the drama of the whole text. First look to NOON or to Williams’s own fiction to consider if you share the aesthetic values represented.
Diane Williams’s most recent book is IT WAS LIKE MY TRYING TO HAVE A TENDER-HEARTED NATURE. She is the editor of the acclaimed literary annual NOON which she founded in 2000. She was co-editor of StoryQuarterly for twelve years. She is considered the foremost advocate of the genre dubbed flash fiction and has been called by Jonathan Franzen “…one of the true living heroes of the American avant-garde.” Winner of two Pushcart Prizes, she has taught creative writing at both Bard College and Syracuse University and has been an invited reader at colleges and universities nationwide.
Tuesdays: January 6 through February 24
Fee is $500.00 (Special financial needs considered.)