CVA Writer’s Workshop

Published 1:21 pm Thursday, March 15, 2018

The CVA is holding a writer’s workshop — How to Write a Long Novel — on March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library. The workshop will feature two Longwood professors, and the workshop is free and open to the public. It is recommended that you bring a brown-bag lunch. To register for the workshop, call Jackie Paterson at (434) 414-6949.

While most creative writing workshops in fiction concentrate on the short story, “How to Write a Long Novel” acknowledges that most authors would rather compose Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina rather than “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” by Ernest Hemingway. This seminar in two parts—conception and execution—will encourage each participant to outline a short story he or she would like to write (or has already written) and then explore in a group discussion how that unit is either a chapter in a series or a longer work in miniature.

Dr. Michael Lund, Professor Emeritus of English at Longwood University, is the Director of Home and Abroad, a writing program for military, veterans, and family.

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Dr. Steven P. Faulkner, Associate Professor at Longwood University, is the Creative Writing Coordinator: Creative Writing Program.