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Virtual Multi-Genre Writing Workshop
December 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A writing workshop focused on the role of music in one’s creative life. From cords to words: How music inspires creativity with Janice Deal and Katie Shonk.
Janice Deal is the author of a cycle of linked short stories, Sick Beasts, which explores the fictional town of Ephrem, Illinois. Stories from the Ephrem series have won the Cagibi Macaron Prize for Fiction, placed as an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s July/August 2018 Fiction Open and appeared or are forthcoming in literary magazines such as Fiction, Cagibi, Catamaran Literary Reader, Zone 3, Emrys Journal, Valparaiso Fiction Review, and Potomac Review. She is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award for prose. Her story collection, The Decline of Pigeons, was a finalist in the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and published by Queen’s Ferry Press in 2013. The book was named as one of the five best bets for fall by the Chicago Reader. Her novel, The Sound of Rabbits, which placed as a finalist in the Many Voices Project annual competition, and as a finalist for Black Lawrence Press’s Big Moose Prize.
Katie Shonk is the author of The Red Passport (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003), a collection of stories based on her experience living in Moscow in the mid-1990s, and the novel Happy Now? (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010), which Publisher’s Weekly called “both tear-jerking and laugh-out-loud funny.” Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Best American Short Stories 2001, StoryQuarterly, The Georgia Review, The Moscow Times, The Chicago Tribune, Cicada, and elsewhere. I have received an award and a fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council. The Red Passport was a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year and a finalist for the Society of Midland Authors award. She lives in her hometown of Evanston, Illinois with her husband and daughter. For many years, she worked long-distance as a writer and editor for Harvard University. She is now writing a novel about motherhood and immigration in the post-Trump era, Just So You Know . . .
Tuition for the two-hour workshop is $40.00. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member, please click here. To register online for this workshop, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.