Style is Substance: A Fiction Writing Workshop with Dennis Norris II (May 5)

Style is Substance: A Fiction Writing Workshop with Dennis Norris II (May 5)

$25.00

Style is Substance: A Fiction Writing Workshop

"The novelist Taiye Selasi (Ghana Must Go) often says that the only standards she holds herself to, when writing fiction, are truth and beauty. This workshop will examine sentences on the micro level to better understand how they function as the writer's vehicle for getting at macro ideas. Together we will explore voice and lyricism and how they can be used to shape sentences, personify characters, and ultimately alter the emotional and political heft of the writer's story in their quest toward writing truth, and writing it beautifully. Participants should come prepared to share a few sentences or a paragraph from a piece of writing they love for its style.

Dennis Norris II is a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellow, a 2016 Tin House Scholar, and a 2015 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow. They are the author of Awst Collection—Dennis Norris II published by Awst Press, and other writing appears in Apogee Journal and SmokeLong Quarterly. Their story, "Where Every Boy is Known and Loved" was recently named as a Finalist for the 2018 Best Small Fictions Anthology, forthcoming from Braddock Avenue Books, and their story "Last Rites" appears in the collection "Everyday People: The Color of Life", forthcoming in August 2018 from the Atria Books imprint of Simon and Schuster. They currently serve as Fiction Editor at Apogee Journal, Assistant Fiction Editor at The Rumpus, and co-host of the popular podcast Food 4 Thot. You can find more information at their website: www.dennisnorrisii.com. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 3-5pm NY Writers Coalition, 4th Floor | 80 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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