Distinguished Writer-in Residence

Coral Gables (February 07, 2012) — The University of Miami Creative Writing Program welcomes award-winning author Peter Selgin February 13-17 for a week of new beginnings! Selgin, author of the “Your First Page” blog and 179 Ways to Save a Novel: Matters of Vital Concern to Fiction Writers, is a renowned editor of opening sentences, paragraphs and pages. Join us as the author of Drowning Lessons, Life Goes to the Movies (2nd place finalist AWP and James Jones First Novel Award), memoir Confessions of a Left-Handed Man: An Artist's Memoir, and The Water Master (this year's Pirate's Alley William Faulkner Society Award for Best Novel) reads at Books and Books, conducts one-on-one manuscript consultations for senior creative writing students, and hosts seminar “In the Beginnings” to discuss manuscript openings. Please see the link: http://www.as.miami.edu/english/creativewriting/writerinresidence for details and sign up by February 6th!

For more information, contact director of the University of Miami Creative Writing department, M. Evelina Galang at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Jen Mehan at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

“In the Beginning,” Seminar
Monday, Feburary 13, 6:25-8:55pm, CAS Gallery
Peter Selgin will give a seminar, named “In The Beginning,” open to all creative writing students, where he will explore the strategies and practices of first sentences, paragraphs, pages, and opening scenes. students are encouraged to submit anonymous first pages to workshop by Monday, February 6th. Email them to your creative writing professor or advisor.

Manuscript Consultations with Professor Selgin
Monday, February 13- Friday, February 17, Ashe Building Room 410
Only open to creative writing seniors
Up to 15 graduating creative writing seniors are eligible for one-on-one opening page critiques with Professor Selgin. Writers should submit up to five pages of works-in-progress via email to your creative writing professor or advisor by Monday, February 6th. Also, students must register online at http://www.as.miami.edu/english/creativewriting/writerinresidence to meet with Peter Selgin. Sign up by Monday, February 6th.

A Reading featuring Peter Selgin
Thursday, February 16th from 7-8PM, CAS Gallery
This will include an introduction of the author, Peter Selgin’s reading of his work, and a reception. This event is free and open to the public.

Writers’ Salon with Peter Selgin
Friday, February 17th, 8PM, Books & Books
This will include a Q&A session and a brief reading. This event is free and open to the public.


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