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Advanced Fiction Workshop with James Sallis

Date(s): Mondays, September 16 - November 4, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 (view map)
Type(s):
Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Crime Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Genre Fiction, Mystery, Novels, Science Fiction, Short Stories

Cost: 
$350 Regular, $299 Student

About the Class

The Piper Writers Studio hosts novelist and fiction writer James Sallis for an eight-week advanced fiction workshop for individuals who are actively working on a fiction project, are looking to publish, or have already published work. During this course, students will receive:

  • close readings of their work from the instructor,
  • line edits from their work from the instructor,
  • intensive workshopping with other students,
  • focused group discussions on the relevant work and tangents that emerge in class,
  • and readings from work by various writers across the literary spectrum to inspire, guide, and fuel individual’s work and discussions.  

Space in this course is extremely limited. Be ready to read, comment, and engage with both the instructor and the rest of the group in this intensive workshop designed to prepare your work for the next steps toward content generation, revision, and publication.

*Registration for this class is full. To receive information from the Center about future classes with James Sallis, sign up for the waitlist.

Meet Your Instructor

Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2019 James Sallis
James Sallis has published seventeen novels, multiple collections of short stories and essays, four collections of poetry, three books of musicology, reams of criticism, a classic biography of Chester Himes, a book on paperback novelists of the fifties, and a translation of Raymond Queneau's novel Saint Glinglin – 36 books, to date. His novels include Drive, from which the award-winning film derived, the six-volume Lew Griffin cycle, Death Will Have Your Eyes, Others of My Kind, and Willnot. Jim has received a lifetime achievement award from Bouchercon, the Hammett Award for literary excellence in crime writing, and the Grand Prix de Littérature policière. This year sees a new novel, Sarah Jane, and a new poetry collection, Ain’t Long ‘Fore Day.