Monday, December 12, 2011

Florida Tech's Creative Writing Institute May 13-17 2012 registration now online and open!

Main page: http://411.fit.edu/cwi/

Register here: http://411.fit.edu/cwi/classes.php

Bios: http://411.fit.edu/cwi/bios.php


Prices begin at $40!

This year not only do they have returning authors from previous years teaching novel writing, poetry, playwriting, science fiction etc., but there are new courses, such as flash fiction, songwriting, the literary thriller, and How To Get a Children's Non-Fiction Book Proposal!

This year's keynote speaker is Lynne Barrett, the award-winning author of three short story collections, The Land of Go, The Secret Names of Women, and, just published, Magpies. She is co-editor of Birth: a Literary Companion and The James M. Cain Cookbook, a collection of Cain's nonfiction. She is editor of the new collection of prose poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction Tigertail: Florida Flash, to be published in Oct. 2011. 


Her work has appeared in Delta Blues, A Dixie Christmas, Miami Noir, One Year to a Writing Life, Simply the Best Mysteries, A Hell of a Woman, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Painted Bride Quarterly, Night Train, The Southern Women’s Review, Mondo Barbie, and many other anthologies and journals. Her essay "What Editors Want," published by The Review Review, went on to be featured in the L.A. Times book blog and republished in Glimmer Train's digest. 

She has received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery story from the Mystery Writers of America, the Moondance International Film Festival award for best short story, and fellowships from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she received her M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She teaches in the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Florida International University and edits The Florida Book Review.

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