Novelist Miriam Gershow - FIction without a Net at S. Or. Willamette Writers, May 4

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Novelist Miriam Gershow - FIction without a Net at S. Or. Willamette Writers, May 4

Time: May 4, 2013 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Central Point City Hall Council Chambers
Street: 140 S. 3rd St.
City/Town: Central Point
Event Type: writing, presentation, &, workshop
Organized By: Alissa Lukara/Carol Ovenburg
Latest Activity: Apr 25, 2013

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Eugene-based novelist and short story writer Miriam Gershow presents Fiction
Writing without a Net at So. OR Willamette Writers monthly meeting, May 4,
Saturday:

A successful novelist and award winning short story writer shares how she writes
stories without an outline -- and often without knowing what's coming on the
next page. Hear:

How to begin fiction without an ending in mind
How to let the character lead you through the story
How to discover the plot as you go
How to find your way out of a dead-end
How to change your mindset during revision

Afternoon Session: ($30.00 for members, $35 for everyone else) 1:30-4:30.

Discovering the Story as You Go: Writing exercises and discussion generate brand
new ideas for your fiction without the use of an outline.

Generate raw material without your internal editor getting in the way
Identify the hot points in your writing that are worth further exploration
Build a character who will take you into a story
Know where to go next without a predetermined plan

Where: Central Pt. City Hall Council Chambers
140 S. 3rd St, Central Pt
When: 10 am to 12 pm morning (open at 9:30 for networking)
1:30 to 4:30 for afternoon workshop, Sat. May 4
All are welcome.
Hosted by So. Oregon Willamette Writers

Miriam Gershow's debut novel, The Local News, has been called deftly
heartbreaking with urgency and heft by Janet Maslin of the New York Times. She
received an Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts in Portland OR. Her
award-winning stories appear in The Georgia Review, Quarterly West, Black
Warrior Review, Nimrod International Journal and more and have been in The Best
American Short Stories 2007 and the 2008 Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories. She
is the Associate Director of the Composition Program at the University of Oregon
in Eugene.

For further information and to pre-register, go to the website:
www.willamettewriters.com/southernoregon or contact Carol Ovenburg at [email protected]

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