Novelist, short story writer and creative writing professor John Dufresne will visit St. Augustine in October for a one-day novel-writing workshop that will help participants prepare a full novel manuscript in six months. The workshop will take place on Saturday Oct. 3from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Flagler Collegeâ€™s Ringhaver Student Center, Gamache-Kroger, Room 125. The workshop is open to writers of all skill levels, though registration is required.
â€œWriting a novel,â€ Dufresne says, â€œis not as easy as you may have thought before you tried. But itâ€™s also not as difficult as you imagined.â€ Through Dufresne’s good humor and practical advice, workshop participants will be on the right track to completing a novel in six months
John Dufresne is author of five novels, two of which were named New York Times notable books of the year (Louisiana Power & Light in 1994 and Love Warps the Mind a Little in 1997). His novel Requiem, Mass was awarded the Florida Book Awardsâ€™ Gold Medal in Fiction and was also a People Magazine Book Pick of the Week. Dufresne is also the author of two short story collections, three chapbooks and two books on writing: The Lie That Tells a Truth: a Guide to Writing Fiction and Is Life Like This? A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months. He is a professor of Creative Writing in the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami.
To register for the workshop, visit Eventbrite to purchase tickets.
Rates are as follows: Flagler College students, faculty and staff, free (though registration is required), all others, general admission $65 before Sept 1. (Tickets then increase to $75). Register early for the best rate. Please contact Kim Bradley for information: email@example.com