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Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW

Stuart Dybek — How To Write Stories That Are Smarter Than You Are

  • May 12, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL


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Image In Fiction: How to write stories that are smarter than you are. 

*Please note this workshop is taking place at Wilmette Public Library. Registration will be from 6pm-6:30pm. Workshop will run from 6:30pm-8:45pm*

Stuart Dybek is Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University, and the author of three books of fiction: I Sailed With Magellan, The Coast of Chicago, and Childhood and Other Neighborhoods. Both I Sailed With Magellan and The Coast of Chicago were New York Times Notable Books, and The Coast of Chicagowas a One Book One Chicago selection. Dybek has also published two collections of poetry: Streets in Their Own Ink and Brass Knuckles. His fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Poetry, Tin House, and many other magazines, and have been widely anthologized, including work in both Best American Fiction and Best American Poetry. Among Dybek’s numerous awards are a PEN/Malamud Prize “for distinguished achievement in the short story,” a Lannan Award, a Whiting Writers Award, an Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, several O.Henry Prizes, and fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2007 Dybek was awarded the a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.


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