Brian Turner: 10 Tools from the Writer's Rucksack

  • April 23, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Remote

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In this hybrid workshop we’ll consider and explore 10 craft techniques that span genres. If you’re writing nonfiction/CNF, fiction, or poetry—this workshop is for you. A reading packet will be sent to you prior to our workshop. Please have writing tools (pencil, paper, computer, etc.) on hand during the workshop—as we’ll be generating new work during this session. 

Brian Turner is a poet and memoirist who served seven years in the US army. He is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise and Here, Bullet, which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, The New York Times “Editor’s Choice” selection, the 2006 PEN Center USA “Best in the West” Award, the 2007 Poet’s Prize, and others. In addition to his poetry, he is editor of the anthology, The Kiss (2018), a diverse anthology of essays, stories, poems, and graphic memoirs. Turner’s work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Poetry Daily, Harpers Magazine, and other fine journals. Turner has been awarded a United States Artists Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship a Lannan Foundation Fellowship and more. Turner is director of the MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College.  His recent memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country, has been called, “achingly, disturbingly, shockingly beautiful.”


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