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Find Your Creative Voice: Creating Memorable Fiction & Memoir

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Alan and Sally Merten Hall

4441 George Mason Boulevard

Room 2500

Fairfax, VA 22030

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Have you always wanted to write but couldn’t quite find the courage to pick up a pencil? Or perhaps you’re a secret writer, scribbling stories in private notebooks, compulsively filling the pages of your journal? This supportive, hands-on workshop with Leslie Pietrzyk will give you courage to write and direction about how to proceed. Through discussion and writing exercises, participants will learn some basic techniques of fiction/memoir writing. The goal is to leave with a couple of promising pieces to finish at home. Bring a pen and lots of paper or your (charged) laptop!

Note: This class is appropriate for beginning and intermediate writers.

This event is in conjunction with the Fall for the Book festival.

Leslie Pietrzyk is the author of the novel Silver Girl, which Publishers’ Weekly called “profound, mesmerizing, and disturbing,” and the novels Pears on a Willow Tree and A Year and a Day. Her collection of unconventionally linked short stories, This Angel on My Chest, won the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Short fiction/essays have appeared in Washington Post Magazine, Salon, Southern Review, Ploughshares, Gettysburg Review, Hudson Review, The Sun, Shenandoah, Arts & Letters, Iowa Review, Washingtonian, The Collagist, and Cincinnati Review. Pietrzyk lives in Alexandria, Virginia. www.LesliePietrzyk.com


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Fairfax, VA 22030

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