Writer John Dufresne Offering Novel-Writing Workshop

John Dufresne

John Dufresne

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 College’s Ringhaver Student Center, Gamache-Kroger, Room 125. The workshop is open to writers of all skill levels, though registration is required.

“Writing a novel,” Dufresne says, “is not as easy as you may have thought before you tried. But it’s also not as difficult as you imagined.” 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 Awards’ 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: kbradley@flagler.edu



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