Only three spaces remain for the November 1-4 advanced revision workshop with Pam Houston. If this is a workshop you’ve been planning to take, in order to take your story or novel to the next level, the time to register is now! For Workshop Registration, register on our secure online site.
A note from Pam Houston: "This will be a weekend of intensive revision work on manuscripts you’ll provide to the instructor and to one another before the class begins. The goal will be to find ways to let the story or novel chapter realize its full potential. Our discussion will focus predominantly on structure, metaphor, image, voice, and the way the author is using the physical landscape of a story to both access and convey its emotional landscape. We will learn to trust the way the physical world gives us the tools (and, incidentally, the courage) to tell our most profound truths, and to write stories and novels that will move our readers. We will look in particular at beginnings and endings, which are so often places where the trouble lurks. Please submit a short story or a novel chapter of approximately 20 pages to Centrum in advance of the workshop. Please also read Tim Winton’s The Turning and Toni Morrison’s Jazz in preparation for the class. Also, please bring something of your own to read at our informal student reading on Saturday night. And bring paper or laptops, because at some point we might need to take a little break from the hard work of revising, and spread out on the lawn and begin something new."
As part of the workshop, you’ll also receive free admission to the Saturday, November 3, 7:30 pm reading in Building 306.
Pam Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories: Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat. Her stories were selected for the Best American Short Stories anthology in both 1990 and 1999 and the Best American Short Stories of the Century anthology. She has also released a collection of essays. Her first novel, Sighthound, was published in 2005.