Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pat Carr Headlines Saturday Writers' Annual Workshop October 24

Today's weather for St. Peters, MO: Chance of thunderstorms, high 89 degrees.

Mark your calendars for October 24. That's when the Saturday Writers' chapter of the Missouri Writers' Guild will sponsor its annual workshop. This will be a hands-on workshop, limited to the first 50 people. A workbook will be provided so bring nothing but a sharpened pencil and your enthusiasm. (Lunch on your own.) Acclaimed writer Pat Car will headline the event, with a presentation on "Vision, Voice, and Viewpoint." Carr’s twelve books of fiction include The Women in the Mirror, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, If We Must Die.
In the 2003 PEN book awards, and The Death of a Confederate Colonel, published by the University of Arkansas Press. You can read an interview with Carr on the University of Arkansas link. Carr's more than one hundred short stories have been published in such notable publications as Southern Review, Yale Review, Best American Short Stories. ForeWord magazine named Pat Carr's, The Death of a Confederate Colonel, one of the top university press books of 2008, praising Carr's economic narrative as being precise and dramatic.


Also on hand will be Regina Williams, publisher and editor of Storyteller Magazine, who will also give a presentation about writing for Storyteller. During the workshop, Regina will take pitches from attendees. Williams will speak in the morning about how to submit your short story, essay or poem to any magazine or anthology. She’ll tell you what to include in your query, and what to avoid.

A Workshop Registration Application and Contest information can be found on the http://www.saturdaywriters.org/ Member Application page.
All workshop attendees are eligible to enter a writing competition, with $150 in prizes. Visit the Saturday Writers Contest page for details.

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