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2017 Gathering of Writers

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Writing Well-Done: How Do You Know Your Work is Reader Ready?

Fiction writer Bryan Leung, will address this topic in his keynote lecture for this year’s Gathering of Writers, “Raw, Rare, Medium, or Well-done: When can You Stick a Fork in It? (vegetarian version)”.

Leung offers a 100% guarantee that the moment his lecture is over, “…you will know with absolute certainty when any piece of writing you are working on is done, complete, fin.”

Though, he says, Restrictions may apply: Side effects may include nausea, writer’s block, inner peace, turf toe, prolific output, self-doubt, self-confidence, mixed metaphors and/or a lifetime of satisfying manuscripts. You will learn ways to know when your story, poem, essay, or play is finished—and much, much more.

Join the Indiana Writers Center at the Indiana Landmarks Center when Indiana's best established and emerging writers will meet for a full day of classes on the writing craft.  Sessions in poetry, fiction, playwriting and creative nonfiction will be presented by nine accomplished Indiana writers, including Andrew Black, Mary Ann Cain, Mary Fell, 2016 Emerging Author Winner Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Jean Harper, George Kalamaras, 2015 Regional Author Winner Adrian Matejka, Michael McColly and 2010 Emerging Author Winner Greg Schwipps. You’ll leave full of inspiration, armed with ideas to reach the moment when you know your work is well-done—along with a hundred other writers who feel the same way.   Leung_photo_compact.jpg?v=1484944190Brian Leung, author of World Famous Love ActsLost Men, and Take Me Home, is a past recipient of the Lambda Literary Oustanding Mid-Career Prize. Other honors include the Asian-American Literary Award, Willa Award, and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. His short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals, magazines, online venues, and anthologies. “Shuhua’s Suite” originally appeared in Blythe House Quarterly. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. He lives with his husband in Lafayette, Indiana, where he is the Director of Creative Writing at Purdue University.  http://www.readbrianleung.net/

$75 Members / $135 Nonmembers

After Febuary 25, 2017 $85 Members / $150 Nonmembers *A limited number of scholarships are available for full-time students. They may be requested with a teacher recommendation. Email rachel@indianawriters.org   Lunch will be provided for all attendees who pre-register. 

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