Noted author Richard Bausch to teach workshop during spring semester
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 10:02 am
The Messenger 11.26.08
Aspiring fiction writers can polish their skills next spring during the Moss Workshop in Fiction led by award-winning author Richard Bausch.
The free workshop at the University of Memphis will be open to anyone in the Memphis area. The only criteria are talent and ability.
The three-hour workshop will meet on Mondays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 26 and running through April 27.
The location will be announced later.
The workshop will have openings for 10 students. Applicants must each submit a fiction manuscript, no longer than 10 pages, by Dec. 11. Those selected will be notified before Jan. 14, 2009.
Manuscripts should be sent to Richard Bausch, Department of English, 429 Patterson Hall, the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. A submission should include the writer’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
Bausch was born at Fort Benning, Ga., and grew up near Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from George Mason University and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Iowa.
He is the author of nine novels and five collections of short stories and his short stories have appeared in several prize-winning anthologies.
Awards he has received include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award and the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters.
Formerly professor of English and the Heritage Chair of Creative Writing at George Mason University, Bausch now holds the Lillian and Morrie A. Moss Chair of Excellence in English at the University of Memphis.
For more information on the workshop, contact Jan Coleman at (901) 678-4692 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moss Workshop in Fiction, Richard Bausch, University of Memphis