UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program Offers Winter Workshops
The Great Smokies Writing Program, a consortium of the Western North
Carolina writers' community and UNC Asheville, will offer
workshops. Courses qualify for UNC Asheville credit hours in
literature and language. Classes are open to all interested writers.
Poet Pat Riviere-Seel will teach "Beyond the Triggering Subject: A
Poetry Workshop." This two-credit hour course will meet at the Asheville
School for 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning
February 15. Students in this class will explore new approaches to their
work to develop a portfolio of ten poems.
Fiction writer and journalist Dale Neal will teach "Writing to Grab the
Reader: A Prose Workshop." This two-credit hour course will meet at the
First Presbyterian Church of Asheville for 10 consecutive Tuesday
evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning February 15. In this workshop-style
course, students will learn how to write their own attention-getting
Journalist Neal Thompson will teach "Telling the Truth: A Creative
Nonfiction and Freelance Writing Workshop." This two-credit hour course
will meet at the First Presbyterian Church of Asheville for 10
consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning February 16.
This workshop will help students develop the skills to write book-length
or magazine-length literary non-fiction.
Other winter classes include "Hanging In There: An Advanced Prose
Workshop" and "Give Up and Write: An Advanced Creative Prose Workshop"
taught by novelist Tommy Hays and "Making a Scene: Inspiration and Craft
for Fiction Writers" taught by writing mentor Peggy Tabor Millin.
Cost is $20 for the visiting student application fee. Tuition and fees
for the two-credit- hour courses is $137.96 or $206.94 for
three-credit-hour courses for students who meet North Carolina residency
requirements. Class size is limited; early registration is suggested.
For more information or to register, call UNC Asheville's Special
Academic Programs Office at 828/250-3833 or e-mail
- Tommy Hays, Great Smokies Writing Program Director, 828/254-1389
- Jill Yarnall, UNC Asheville Public Information Assistant Director,