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Event by Pat Conroy Literary Center


When: Wednesday April 20, 2022; 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom.
Cost: $45
Limited to 15 participants

In this workshop, we take a close look at the children’s book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly , the Marc Richard short story, “Strays,” and Donald Barthelme’s “The School” to see what they can teach us about how to structure a work in progress. We discuss the natural progression and repetitions in these narratives and how each story resolves itself through evolving the repeating element.

Workshop attendees take a close look at applying these principles to their own works in progress, whether in the drafting, revising or polishing stages.

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This workshop will be held as an online video conference call through Zoom. Details for joining the video call will be provided to all participating writers after registering.

Website: Facebook Event Page

About our instructor:

Amber Wheeler BaconAmber Wheeler Bacon is a writer and editor whose fiction and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Ecotone, Epiphany, Five Points, Post Road, New Ohio Review, Crazyhorse and Witness. You can find her writing online at Ploughshares, Fiction Writer’s Review, CRAFT and New South. She is the recipient of the 2022 Lit/South Award for flash fiction, the 2018 Breakout Writers Prize sponsored by The Author’s Guild and a scholarship from Bread Loaf Environmental.

In 2020, her story collection, “We Were Vessels,” was one of five finalists for Hub City Press’s C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize and a finalist for Moon City Press’s Short Fiction Award. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is on the board of directors of the South Carolina Writers Association. She currently serves as daily editor at the Southern Review of Books and teaches English at Coastal Carolina University. Amber is represented by Amy Bishop of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.
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