Haverford College English Department and Creative Writing Program present
Literary Fact and Literary Fiction: Two Readings
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th 4:30 p.m.
VCAM SCREENING ROOM #001
370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
Ken Kalfus is the author of three collections of short stories and three novels, including A Disorder Peculiar to the Country, a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award. His collection, Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award, and the title story, “Pu-239,” was the basis for an HBO movie of the same name. His most recent books are Equilateral and Coup de Foudre: a novella and stories, both published by Bloomsbury. He taught creative writing at Haverford in the fall of 2017.
Lise Funderburg is the author of the bestselling memoir, Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, a contemplation of life, death, race, and barbecue. She spearheaded the groundbreaking oral history, Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity, recently released in a 20th anniversary edition. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, TIME, and Brevity. She teaches at The University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University, and leads writing workshops in venues ranging from the second floor of a Tokyo coffee shop to the yoga studio on her street. She is currently curating a collection of new writing from 25 American authors, by University of Nebraska Press (2019).
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Panel: How to Hit the Ground Running: Strategies for Building Better Workshops
AWP 2018 Annual Conference & Bookfair
Tampa, FL, March 7 – 10, 2018
(Lise Funderburg, Jessica Handler, Paul Lisicky, Angelique Stevens) Writing workshops function best when participants feel engaged, respected, understood and inspired. But how do you establish this creative culture in the face of time constraints, overcrowding, or the inherent vulnerability of showing one’s work to a bunch of strangers? Four creative writing instructors from universities and community-based programs share strategies for organically building trust and accountability through exercises, readings and the development of a shared critiquing language.
The Paris Writers’ Workshop (PWW) celebrates its 29th session this June. Award-winning faculty, master classes, panel discussions. With the support of WICE, the Paris Writers’ Workshop has established a strong international reputation for the quality of its instruction, the caliber of its faculty, and the success of its workshop participants. If this is your first time at PWW here are some tips about getting the most out of the week and for manuscript submission details see here.
- The Novel with Lan Samantha Chang
- Lyric Poetry/Poetic Prose with Kathleen Spivack
- The Short Story/Novella with Alecia McKenzie
- Creative Nonfiction with Lise Funderburg
- Navigating Today’s Publishing Environment – Topics to include: streamlining the submission process; marketing and the author’s platform and alternative publishing.
- Ethics and the Writer – Topics to include: writing about others; writing about the other; cultural appropriation and writing about (or ignoring) politics.
- The Personal Side of Writing – Topics to include: age and the writer; balancing family and writing; balancing the day job (or commercial writing) and creative writing.
Julie Lythcott-Haims in Conversation with Lise Funderburg
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
From Big Blue Marble events calendar: “In Real American: a memoir, Julie Lythcott-Haims stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. Philly writer Lise Funderburg, one of the definitive voices exploring biraciality in America, will be interviewing Julie to extend this necessary conversation. Lise’s first book, a collection of oral histories, Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk about Race and Identity was the first to explore the lives of adult children of black-white unions.”
Lise would be delighted to participate in your book club meeting by phone, in person, or online. After all, she is in a book club, too (which has no name but is pictured here and could be called the Is There Any Mangotini Left in the Box Book Club).
Free Pig Candy Reader’s Guide here.
Free Black, White, Other Reader’s Guide here.
Lise often provides editorial consults through the Creative Nonfiction Foundation. For information, click here. If her schedule is too chockablock to help out, CNF has other crack editors on hand and/or Lise might have suggestions for your specific project. She knows people.
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