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Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW

Peter Orner - Deepen your Characters

  • November 16, 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • ONSITE - 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL /REMOTE


NOTE: Registration for Peter Orner's session has been disabled while we are working to resolve a date conflict.  When his session has been rescheduled all prior registrants will be notified.

As authors, we need to truly see and listen to our characters. Using literary examples discussion and writing exercises we will examine how imagery, dialogue, construction, and form can reveal what can and can never be said.

Chicago-born Peter Orner is the author of Still No Word From You: Notes in the Margin, 2022, plus two novels published by Little, Brown: The Second Coming Of Mavala Shikongo, 2006 and Love And Shame And Love (2010), and three story collections also published by Little, Brown: Esther Stories (2001, 2013 with a foreword by Marilynne Robinson) Last Car Over The Sagamore Bridge (2013), and Maggie Brown & Others (2019). Peter’s essay collection/ memoir, Am I Alone Here?: Notes On Reading To Live And Living To Read(Catapult, 2016) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Peter's fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, the Atlantic MonthlyGrantaThe Paris ReviewThe New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Southern Review, Ploughshares and many other publications; stories have been anthologized in Best American Stories and three times received a Pushcart Prize. Peter has been awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as a California Book Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Writing, The Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Peter was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Namibia where he taught at the University of Namibia. Peter directs the Creative Writing Program at Dartmouth College.

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