James LasdunNew York State Writers Institute Fellow James Lasdun will conduct a workshop in spring 2018 for writers interested in all aspects of fiction. The focus will be on detailed discussion of students’ work but there will also be readings from published novels, novellas, and short stories. These will range from the classic to the contemporary, and will be selected with a view to broadening the discussion of topics such as character, plot, style, and form, as they arise. Participants will be expected to be strongly self-motivated and to submit two works of up to twenty pages each over the course of the semester. These may be short stories or excerpts from longer works.

The workshop is scheduled for eight Wednesday nights (March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16) from 6 to 9 p.m. There will also be opportunities for individual student conferences. The class will take place on the University at Albany’s uptown campus.

Manuscripts delivered in person will be accepted up until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Mailed manuscripts must be postmarked no later than Thursday, February 22, 2018. No faxes or e-mails. Notification of acceptance will be by Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Please do not call regarding the status of your manuscript. We regret that neither Mr. Lasdun nor the Institute can comment on manuscripts by writers not selected.

More information:  https://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/programpages/workshop.html

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