Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Saturday, June 9th: 
Writing Workshop & A Nor'easter!

Saturday, June 9th

Join us for a writing workshop with Thaddeus Rutkowski followed by our Nor’easter Open-- a reading and open mic hour, with feature authors Minter Krotzer and Thaddeus Rutkowski.

551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

2:00-4:00 pm     Writing Workshop with Thaddeus Rutkowski
In this multi-genre workshop, participants will be able to write prose, poetry, or hybrid forms, whatever they are most comfortable with. On-the-spot exercises will be given to generate new material. We might start with a childhood memory, a given first sentence, or with characters chosen by the class. We might try a language exercise: a collection of words that we'd use in a piece. We'll write for about 10 minutes, then share what we wrote and comment on it. We will complete two or three of these exercises during the meeting. Often, these exercises grow into complete works after the workshop.

Cost $35, payable in cash on the day of the event.
Email: events@bigbluemarblebooks.com to register.

4:30-6:00 pm     
Nor'easter Open: 2 Features and an Open Mic 

Featuring Minter Krotzer and Thaddeus Rutkowski.  To sign up for the open mic, please arrive 15 minutes early.

MINTER KROTZER’S prose and poetry has been published in Many Mountains Moving, the Saint Ann's Review, the Arkansas Review, Upstreet, Night Train, Before and After: Stories from New York (WW Norton 2002), Louisiana in Words (Pelican Press), God Stories (Random House 2008), WW Norton’s Hint Fiction and The Hollins Critic. She has received writing fellowships at the New School, where she received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, Bennington College, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Squaw Valley Writers Conference, the Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France and the Ragdale Foundation. Minter is currently at work on a nonfiction book about her husband’s Early-Onset Parkinson’s Disease. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, poet Hal Sirowitz, and teaches private creative writing workshops.

THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI is the author of the innovative novels Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse. Haywire reached No. 1 on Small Press Distribution's fiction best-seller list. Both Tetched and Roughhouse were finalists for a Members' Choice Asian American Literary Award. He teaches literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and fiction writing at the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA in Manhattan. He has been the fiction editor of the literary journal Many Mountains Moving since 2007.

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