Author Archives: Heather Shaw, Event Coordinator

March Critical Reading Workshop

Spring is just around the corner and so is the March Critical Reading Workshop! Join us at the Capital Club on March 15th at 7pm to discuss Michael Chabon’s Werewolves in Their Youth. This story can be found online here … Continue reading

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Murakami Reading Workshop Tonight!

Hope you all had a mushy Valentine’s Day, but it’s time to get cerebral again. Join us tonight at 7 p.m. at the Capital Club for our critical reading workshop. We’re reading Haruki Murakami’s The Kangaroo Communique. You may rightly ask … Continue reading

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Reading Workshop February 15th

Did you miss us? We missed you! The reading workshop is back. Join us next Wednesday, February 15th at 7 p.m. at the Capital Club downtown. We’re reading Haruki Murakami’s The Kangaroo Communique, and talking about how to construct great short … Continue reading

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No Reading Workshop in November or December

Fellow readers, There will be no reading workshop in November or December. This should give you plenty of time to finish that short story and get it submitted to the writing workshop with time left over for brining, roasting, thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Reading Workshop Discussion Questions: Creative Nonfiction

It’s decorative gourd season! Time to curl up next to the woodstove, grab your pumpkin spice latte, and write that brilliant essay you’ve been dreaming about all year. Before you begin, you’ll want to join us this Wednesday, October 12 … Continue reading

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October Reading Workshop: Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction is a slippery genre that includes memoir, literary journalism, personal essays, and more. It’s also one of the fastest growing genres on the market. We’ll talk about the rules for writing creative nonfiction—what they are, when to follow them, … Continue reading

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Reading Workshop Tonight!

The reading workshop is tonight! Join us at 7 p.m. at the Capital Club. We’re reading “Frankenstein’s Daughter” by Maureen McHugh, and discussing strategies for writing the sci-fi short story. If you’re late to the party, you can still grab … Continue reading

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Reading Workshop Discussion Questions: Writing the Sci-Fi Short Story

Join us this Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. for the critical reading workshop. We’re reading “Frankenstein’s Daughter” by Maureen McHugh and discussing strategies for writing the sci-fi short story. You can find “Frankenstein’s Daughter” in McHugh’s collection Mothers & Other … Continue reading

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September Reading Workshop: Writing the Sci-Fi Short Story

World-building is hard enough for fiction writers when you have a few hundred pages to do it. What if you only have a handful? Let’s make it even more fun: What if the world you are building is one completely … Continue reading

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Reading Workshop Tonight!

The reading workshop is tonight! Join us at 7 p.m. at the Capital Club—we’re reading George Saunders’ story “Home” and discussing strategies for developing great plots. If you don’t have a copy of Tenth of December, you can grab an ebook … Continue reading

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