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Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Free-Range Writers with James Sallis

Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thoren, University Club (view map)
Presentation, Talk
Genre and Form(s): Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Poetry, Science Fiction, Translation
Tags: Genre

About the Session

The challenge and wonder of writing freely—of not allowing oneself to be defined by or confined by any notions of genre, but of letting the imagination roam freely. The most popular song in the U.S. on novelist, musician, poet, editor, James Sallis’ birth year was "Don't Fence Me In."  He’s lived his writing life by that. Science fiction? Poetry? Literary fiction? Translation? Crime novels? Yes please! Learn how your writing is limitless in all directions. 

Meet the Presenter(s)

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.