UM Creative Writing Program Hosts Write Now 2011 2/19-20/11

Write Now 2011: UM Creative Writing Program Hosts A Craft-Intensive Weekend
February 19th And 20th
Fiction, Poetry, Memoir

The University of Miami’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will host a weekend workshop series Write Now. The series is designed to engage the local writing community and will take place February 19-20, 2011. Led by the MFA program’s distinguished faculty, alumni, and graduate teaching assistants, the weekend will guide participants via workshops and seminars in fiction, poetry and memoir.

UM authors Jane Alison, A. Manette Ansay, Mia Leonin, Walter K. Lew, Lester Goran, Peter Schmitt, Maureen Seaton, and MFA program director M. Evelina Galang, joined by special guest novelist Chantel Acevedo, will offer insights into writing, revising and publishing.

2011 seminars highlights will include:
Necessary Stories: Writing and Revelation
Time Passes: The Practice of Pace in Fiction and Nonfiction
The Publishing Poet: Breaking Into Print (or Cybertext)
Fresh Starts, Big Risks: Strategies for Revision
Persona, Voice, and Authenticity
How (Not) To Get Published
Plot and the Artful Writer: That Tension Thing

Write Now is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the MALS program at the University of Miami, along with community partner Books & Books. Proceeds from the conference go toward the Lester Goran Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit the Web site at

The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.