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BOA Editions Presents “Writing Exercises”

At Midtown Athletic Club

(200 East Highland Drive, Rochester, NY)

Saturday, October 9, 10AM-2PM

  BOA Editions, Ltd., the Rochester-based Pulitzer-Prize- and National-Book-Award-winning publishing house, will offer participants a chance to work with two nationally recognized visiting authors to “exercise” your writing muscles and tone up your imagination!  “Writing Exercises” The workshop will consist of workshops in fiction and poetry, lunch (included in the workshop price), and a reading featuring visiting instructors and authors Christopher Kennedy and Gary Lutz. Participants will learn new writing techniques and be inspired to create their own poetry and fiction. In his hour-long poetry workshop, Christopher Kennedy will share some of his favorite poems and use them as a springboard for creative “exercises” that will help participants create their own poems. In his hour-long fiction workshop, Gary Lutz will complement Kennedy’s exercises by exploring the short story and emphasizing how even a single sentence can become a meaningful mode of self-expression.    Christopher Kennedy is an associate professor of English at Syracuse University where he directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing. Kennedy is the author of Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death (BOA Editions, Ltd.), Trouble with the Machine, and Nietzsche's Horse, and three poetry chapbooks. He has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and was the recipient of the 2007 Isabella Gardner Poetry Prize. His fourth book, Ennui Prophet, will be published by BOA Editions in 2011. Gary Lutz is the author of Stories in the Worst Way (Alfred A. Knopf), I Looked Alive (Four Walls Eight Windows), and Partial List of People to Bleach. His work has appeared in NOON, The Quarterly, Conjunctions, Unsaid, Fence, StoryQuarterly, The Believer, Cimarron Review, 3rd Bed, Slate Magazine, and the New York Tyrant and has received grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. He is a professor of English and composition at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and a 2010 visiting writer at Syracuse University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. Cost: $75 (including lunch). $50 for high school or college students. Limited enrollment. Sign-up deadline October 1st. For sign-up call (585) 461-2300. [caption id="attachment_1010" align="aligncenter" width="199" caption="Christopher Kennedy"]Christopher Kennedy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1011" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Gary Lutz"]Gary Lutz[/caption]
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