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Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW

Rebecca Johns - Creating Characters- Off-Site Evening Event

  • November 02, 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wilmette Community Recreation Center 3000 Glenview Road Wilmette, IL


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Rebecca Johns - Creating Characters Special Off-Site Evening Event! 

Aspiring writers will learn the art and craft of creating more complex and dynamic characters by creating high personal stakes and layering narrative techniques with DePaul creative writing professor Rebecca Johns, author of The Countess: A Novel and Icebergs, a PEN/Hemingway finalist work. The session includes handouts and exercisesRebecca will accept manuscripts for critique. Please see manuscript guidelines.

Rebecca Johns' first novel, Icebergs, was a finalist for the 2007 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction and a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Award. Her second, The Countess—a fictionalization of the life of Elizabeth Bathory, the “Blood Countess”—was published in October 2010 from Crown Books. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, StoryStudio, The Harvard Review, The Mississippi Review, the Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Ladies' Home Journal, Self, and Seventeen, among others. 

A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Missouri School of Journalism, she teaches in the English Department at DePaul University in Chicago.

6:00-6:30 PM registration and socializing
6:30-8:00 PM program

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