Friday, December 5, 2014

Going to Be in Spartanburg?

If you are, come to some of the amazing events planned for the Converse Low-Residency MFA...we would love to see you!  I'll be giving a reading on January 5 and on January 2, giving a brand new craft lecture (that I still have to write...). 

Converse College Low Residency MFA
January Residency Public Readings and Lectures

The following events are free and open to the public. Events take place at the Spartanburg Marriott & Conference Center in the Dogwood Room.

January 1, 8:00 p.m., visiting writer reading by Catherine Carter, the author of The Swamp Monster at Home, Louisiana State University Press, 2012, and The Memory of Gills, Louisiana State University Press.

January 2, 4:30 p.m., Fiction Craft Lecture, Leslie Pietrzyk, “Inch by Inch and Word by Word: Strategies for Revision.”

January 2, 8:00 p.m., Faculty Reading by Suzanne Cleary and Marlin Barton.

January 3, 10:00 a.m., Nonfiction Craft Lecture, Susan Tekulve, "Studying the Scribes of Epicurus: What We Can Learn from Those Who Write Through the Lens of Food."

January 4, 8:00 p.m., Faculty Reading by Susan Tekulve and John Lane.

January 5, Poetry Craft lecture, Suzanne Cleary, "Risk and More Risk: Building Better Poems, and Having More Fun Doing So."

January 5, 4:30 p.m., Fiction Craft Lecture, Marlin Barton, “Reaching the Lyric Register.”

January 5, 8:00 p.m., Faculty Reading, Leslie Pietrzyk and Brock Clarke.

January 6, 8:00 p.m., Faculty Reading, Rick Mulkey and Robert Olmstead.

January 7, 4:30 p.m., Craft Lecture,“The View from an Editor’s Desk,” Mark Drew, Associate Editor of Gettysburg Review.

January 7, 8:00 p.m., Faculty Reading, Richard Tillinghast and Elizabeth Cox.

January 8, 4:30 p.m., Craft Lecture with Atlantic Monthly Fiction Editor, C. Michael Curtis.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.