CVA Writer’s workshop

Published 9:07 am Thursday, March 8, 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, email Jackie Paterson or call her at (434) 414-6949.

Dr. Michael Lund

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. Dr. Lund is also the author of “At Home and Away,” a Route 66 novel series that chronicles an American family during times of peace and war from 1915 to 2015. He has also produced two collections of short stories: “How Not to Tell a War Story” (2012) and “Eating With Veterans” (2015).

Dr. Steven P. Faulkner

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Dr. Steven P. Faulkner, Associate Professor at Longwood University, is the Creative Writing Coordinator of Creative Writing Program. His first book, “Waterwalk: A Passage of Ghosts,” has been made into a movie, and his latest book, “Bitteroot: Echoes of Beauty and Loss,” was published in July 2016. Dr. Faulkner has written many award-winning essays as well and loves to travel.

Founded in 1988, Central Virginia Arts Association, a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is a nonprofit organization bringing together artists and art appreciators at lectures, workshops, exhibits, tours and socials throughout the year. The CVA serves Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward Counties. For more information, visit their website at:, or email: info@centralvirginiaarts. org.