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Join us in April for a day of workshops and readings in creative writing, literature, and publishing. We welcome participation from scholars in all disciplines, creative writers of all stripes, professional editors, secondary-, middle-, and elementary-level educators, graduate and undergraduate students, and the general public--in short, anyone interested in reading, writing and literature. We also offer Professional Development Hours to New Jersey Educators.
Porochista Khakpour’s debut novel, Sons and Other Flammable Objects, was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice, one of the Chicago Tribune’s Fall’s Best and the 2007 California Book Award winner in the First Fiction category. Her honours include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, Northwestern University, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Ucross, and Yaddo. Her non-fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming in Harper’s, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Spin, Slate and Salon, among many others. Khakpour currently teaches at Columbia University’s MFA programme, Ford University and Wesleyan University. She lives in New York City.
We are currently planning the remaining details of our April 2015 conference and welcome inquiries from published writers and experienced editors interesting in running innovative workshops. Please send your letter of interest to John Parras at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration & Light Breakfast, 9:15-10:00 am
Keynote Address, 10:00-11:15 am
Editors Roundtable Discussion, 11:30 am-12:45 pm
Buffet Lunch, 12:45-2:00 pm
Writing Workshops, 2:00-3:30 pm
Tickets: Regular $55. WPU Alumni $44. WPU Graduate Students $33. WPU Undergraduate Students $22.
Late registration (after April 1st) is $66, so please register early.
Questions? Contact John Parras at email@example.com
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