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In Harmony: A Short Story Manuscript Workshop with George Dila

Sunday, October 18, 2015

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters

758 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids MI 49503

For a short story to be its best, all elements must be working in harmony - the beginning and the end, the narrative arc, the language, the characters, the setting, the scenes. This one-day workshop with George Dila will focus on your short story, with the goal of helping you bring all of its diverse elements into harmony. We will discuss each story in terms of the basic principles of short story creation.
Each participant is asked to submit a short story manuscript of no more than 3000 words prior to the day of the workshop. All manuscripts will be distributed to participants several days prior to the workshop via email. Each participant will be expected to print out each story, read each story before coming to the workshop, and be prepared to discuss each story.
This workshop is limited to eight (8) participants and is $125 each. Please follow this LINK to pay online through PayPal. You may also send a check to GLCL, 758 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The workshop will run from 10am to 4pm, with a break for lunch.
George Dila’s short stories and personal essays have appeared in numerous journals and earned several writing awards and prizes. His short story collection, “Nothing More to Tell,” was published by Mayapple Press in 2011, and his short fiction chapbook, “Working Stiffs”, three stories about work, was published by One Wet Shoe Press in 2014. A native Detroiter, he now lives and writes in the small Lake Michigan shore town of Ludington.
Event Type: Arts-Entertainment  Lectures 

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