21 July 2011

PLOTLESS FICTION: another new workshop

It was very exciting putting on an all-new, all-day workshop the other week. I had a full house for Walking the Poem. So I'm inspired to create another new workshop I've been mulling over for a couple of years.

A Workshop with Stuart Ross

Fictioneer and writing teacher Stuart Ross offers a relaxed, supportive workshop for writers at all levels. Plotless Fiction explores the possibilities of fiction beyond the constraints of narrative and the artificiality of plot. In this hands-on session, you will be introduced to writers from around the globe who push against the definitions of the story, and you will produce a half-dozen or so of your own short works, using a variety of enjoyable, challenging writing strategies.

Sunday, August 21, 10 am - 5 pm
Dupont/Symington area

Fee: $90 includes materials and light snacks.
Space is limited.

To register, write

Stuart Ross is the author of two collections of short stories, a novel, and two collaborative novellas. He has also published six books of poetry, including Farmer Gloomy's New Hybrid (shortlisted for the 2000 Trillium Book Prize), I Cut My Finger (shortlisted for the 2008 ReLit Poetry Award), and Dead Cars in Managua (shortlisted for the 2009 ReLit Poetry Award). His short-story collection Buying Cigarettes for the Dog was shortlisted for the Alberta Publishers Award and the Alberta Readers Choice Award, and won the 2010 ReLit Short Fiction Award. His recent plotless novel, Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew, has received rave reviews in Canada and the U.S. Stuart has been teaching workshops across Canada for over two decades. He was the 2010 writer-in-residence at Queen's University.

Word of this workshop went out just a few days ago, and already it's nearly half-full.

Over and out.


At August 18, 2011 10:20 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So interesting. Come out and do one in the east end, please. Also, FYI "over" means "back to you" and "out" means "I'm done." Best to pick one or the other.


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