Community Workshop in Creative Writing

Spalding’s brief-residency MFA in Writing Program Offers Community Workshop in Creative Writing, Louisville, Ky.

Spalding University’s brief-residency MFA in Writing Program is offering a “Community Workshop” to local creative writers May 23-30, during the MFA Program’s Spring Residency. Community Workshop students will participate in an instructor-led 8-day non-credit writing workshop and are invited to attend all MFA Residency events, including lectures and panel discussions normally reserved exclusively for MFA students.

Writers interested in attending the Community Workshop should submit a 5- to 7-page writing sample in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, writing for children and young adults, playwriting, or screenwriting. Applicants receive a $100 discount off the full price of $700 if they apply by April 8. All applications are due by April 22. The price includes lunch every day and dinner most days.

Workshop instructor Erin Keane is the author of The Gravity Soundtrack, a full-length collection of poems, and The One-Hit Wonders, a chapbook of poems about and inspired by rock & roll. Her new novel-in-poems, Death Defying Acts, will be published by WordFarm in 2010. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in many magazines, including Nimrod, Phoebe, Spoon River Poetry Review, Sou’wester, Poems & Plays, New Southerner, Now & Then and Louisville Magazine. A recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, Keane lives in Louisville where she writes for Velocity and LEO, teaches at Bellarmine University, leads writing workshops for the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, and directs the InKY Reading Series.

For more information and registration details, visit www.spalding.edu/communityworkshop.

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