“The Writing Life”

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“The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.”
—Joyce Carol Oates

Where and When: McNairy Library Room 100, Friday November 2, 9 a.m. to 5 pm. and the Keynote: Michael Deibert  at 7:30pm. Lombardo Welcome Ctr, Anderson Presentation Room.

Why: Do you like to read? Do you like to write? Would you like a career where you can utilize your reading and writing skills?

Come to MU’s Literary Arts Festival and see professional writers and MU grads offer their work, advice, and experience for your enjoyment and enlightenment!

Attend the student reading Thursday night, November 1, Saxby’s Coffee in Gordinier Hall and see who wins the $100 prize for the best flash-fiction—word limit a 1000 words. (Click on this link and submit your stories by October 15th)

Or come to any of the hour-long sessions on Friday to hear how to

  • Write flash fiction and short stories
  • Write thrillers and suspense novels
  • Write free verse and traditional poetry
  • Find work in writing-related fields
  • Find what publishers want and get your work published
  • Write creative non-fiction and memoirs
  • Approach literature for translation
  • Find out about international investigative journalism

Feed your heart, your head, and your career! Come to this FREE EVENT!

Check back here for blog posts from our presenters about writing!

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