Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Valerie Nieman seems 'with bare hands (to) embrace live steam.' Wake Wake Wake is sinew and tendon, hard muscle and bruised bone; the volume sings with every inch of the body and every breath of the spirit. If she speaks of "hearing that we have all fallen short," she yet believes-she knows-'the way a path is best walked/not by looking down/but by looking out.' Would you be stout of heart, steadfast of purpose? Read Valerie Nieman." - - -Fred Chappell
All-Day Fiction Workshop with Valerie Nieman: Dialog as Combat: Developing Urgency in Your Work
For Valerie Nieman, dialogue is imperative for expressing any emotion and furthering the plot. In the beginning of the workshop, you will study examples in fiction and then write your own. This workshop can make the difference between someone saying your work is well-written to people not being able to put your work down. Valerie Nieman is a creative-writing professor at A & T and is a published poet, novelist, science-fiction writer, and journalist.
Please go to http://www.blogger.com/ to register or call (919) 251-9140.
The 2008 Spring Conference will be at the Eliot Center on UNC-Greensboro campus, April 26th.