Advanced Fiction Workshop with James Sallis

Advanced Fiction Workshop with James Sallis September 24, 2018 at the Piper Writers House

The Piper Writers Studio hosts novelist and fiction writer James Sallis for an eight-week advanced fiction workshop for individuals who are actively working on a fiction project, are looking to publish or have already published work. During this course, students will receive:

  • Close readings of their work from the instructor
  • Line edits from their work from the instructor
  • Intensive workshopping with other students
  • Focused group discussions on the relevant work and tangents that emerge in class
  • Readings from work by various writers across the literary spectrum to inspire, guide and fuel individuals' work and discussions  

Space in this course is extremely limited. Be ready to read, comment and engage with both the instructor and the rest of the group in this intensive workshop designed to prepare your work for the next steps toward content generation, revision and publication.

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Original photographs by Kevin S. Moul.

About James SallisJames Sallis has published seventeen novels, multiple collections of short stories and essays, four collections of poetry, three books of musicology, reams of criticism, a classic biography of Chester Himes, a book on paperback novelists of the fifties and a translation of Raymond Queneau's novel "Saint Glinglin" – 36 books, to date. His novels include "Drive," from which the award-winning film was derived, the six-volume Lew Griffin cycle, "Death Will Have Your Eyes," "Others of My Kind" and "Willnot." Jim has received a lifetime achievement award from Bouchercon, the Hammett Award for literary excellence in crime writing and the Grand Prix de Littérature policière. This year sees a new novel, "Sarah Jane," and a new poetry collection, "Ain’t Long ‘Fore Day."
Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
Jake Friedman, Marketing and Outreach Specialist
Nov 12 2018 - 5:30pm
Piper Writers House
Tempe campus
$25 and More