San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Saturday, December 3, discover what editors want writers to include in a short story in this master class taught by award-winning author Rita Ciresi,
Rita Ciresi, winner of the prestigious Flannery O’ Connor Award for Short Fiction, teaches a master class in writing great short fiction (flash fiction, micro fiction, short stories). Listen as she reads an excerpt from Mother Rocket and discusses what literary magazine editors look for from stories from contemporary writers. Tips on submitting stories, follow up, and "book chunking" are part of the workshop. She serves on the advisory board of Italian Americana and as fiction editor of 2 Bridges Review.
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016.
Time: The workshop begins at 1 PM and continues to 5 PM. This master class is limited to 24 writers.This is a hands-on workshop (bring 5 double-spaced pages of a short story).
Arrive by 12:30 for a writers mix n mingle. Light snacks and beverages available.
The workshop fee ($20.00) includes a signed copy of award-winning Mother Rocket.
Register: www.Meetup.com/WordSmitten by December 1, 2016.
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In Mother Rocket, Rita Ciresi created seven award-winning stories, vibrant slices of life that are at once piercing, funny, and heartbreaking. In the title story, Ciresi weaves a tale of a New York City dancer whose spectacular sexuality and antic humor keep a life of tragedy at bay. In the linked stories, “Resurrection” and “Second Coming,” a piano student--hopelessly in love with his alluring teacher--is at the mercy of his sexually knowledgeable older brother. Decades later, the brothers come together again, their relationships with their women utterly changed. And in “Pioneer Woman,” we watch a man’s dream of the ideal wife turn into the blissful nightmare of another woman’s fervent love.
Rita Ciresi is the author of four novels (Bring Back My Body to Me, Pink Slip, Blue Italian, and Remind Me Again Why I Married You) and two award-winning story collections (Sometimes I Dream in Italian and Mother Rocket). A professor of English and director of the creative writing program at the University of South Florida, she mentors for the Baypath University online MFA program in creative nonfiction. She serves on the advisory board of Italian Americana and as fiction editor of 2 Bridges Review.
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