Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Writing Fiction and Non: How Story Chooses Its Form, a guest post by Christine Byl

YOU ARE: A reader.  A writer. Someone with three hours free on a Saturday morning and the hankering to think and talk about prose. In possession of a narrative urge. A memoirist with a novel in him. A short story writer with a secret passion for the essay. A craft class addict. A first-time student. A person who knows that story and fact always intertwine.

I AM: A fiction writer. A teacher who thrives in unusual classrooms. An author whose first book is coming out in April (it's non-fiction). A remote-living quasi-hermit who craves conversation with other writers. A University of Alaska Anchorage MFA alum. A reader.

WE WILL: Circle up and meet each other. Explore what other writers have to say about fiction and non-fiction. Talk about prose. Discuss our projects, fiction and non, and receive input from each other.  Write. Read aloud. Leave with a list of further resources, a new connection to interesting people, and the pride that comes from being part of Alaska's amazing writing community.

Register in advance. Bring a friend. See you there!

Saturday, February 9, 2013. 10 am-1 pm.


Andromeda Romano-Lax said...

Your forthcoming book looks great, Christine -- and those are some wonderful advance reviews and blurbs on the amazon page. Another score for the Alaska writing community!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Andromeda.
It is pretty cool to see so many Alaskans getting lower 48 press and respect! The last year or two has felt like a renaissance of sorts--thanks in no small part to 49 Writers...

Anna L. Walls said...

I was told about this (I hope I got the right place) but a friend and former boss, Kirstin Dixon. I live in the way out-back wilderness of Alaska, and I write fiction.