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Free writing craft talks and readings at NOVA-Woodbridge

May 12, 2011

The community is invited to enjoy free craft talks and readings presented by accomplished authors who will be in the area to participate in the Writers’ Retreat at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

During the craft talks, Richard Bausch, Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle and Alan Shapiro will discuss various techniques and strategies for writing memorably and well. The craft talks will run May 19 and 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Participants should meet in the 1st floor atrium outside the campus theater.

In addition, the authors will read from their award-winning works May 19 and May 20 at 7 p.m. in the campus theater.

Bausch is the author of 11 novels and eight collections of stories, including “The Last Good Time” which was made into a feature-length movie. Kenan has written seven books, collections of short stories, essays and a biography. McCorkle is the author of five novels and four collections of stories, and her work was recently featured in the off-Broadway musical “Good Ol’ Girls.” Shapiro has written nine books of poetry and was invited to read his poems at the White House during Bill Clinton’s presidency. All have won many literary awards.

The campus is located at 15200 Neabsco Mills Road in Woodbridge and all cars may use the student parking lots (Lot B) for these events.  For more information, contact Bob Bausch at rbausch@nvcc.edu or 703-878-5663.

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