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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Learn The Art of the Very Short Story, or the Essential Forces in Poetry, or even Bringing a Character to Life in just ONE day!

There's still time to register for the Piper Center's upcoming one-day classes. All Classes will be held on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th from 10 am to 3 pm in the Piper Writers House on the ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Tempe Campus.

"The job of a poet who teaches is to be honest about the difficulty of the journey, how often it sinks into the many forms of failure, yet also to hand on that sustaining improbable faith, both by example and by instruction."

-- Gregory Donovan

1. Gregory Donovan's poetry course "Memory vs. Imagination: Essential Forces in Poetry" is all about using imagination to expand creativity. Donovan is the Senior Editor for the online journal Blackbird, he's also the author of the poetry collection Calling His Children Home (winner of the Denvins Award).

2. "The Art of a Very Short Story: Sudden-Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Short-Shorts"
This fiction course will be instructed by K.L Cook, winner of the Spokane Prize for his work Love Songs for the Quarantined. Other published--award winning--novels he wrote are Last Call and The Girl From Charnelle. Writers of all levels are welcome to learn or better enhance their skills in thematic development, plotting, suspense and characterization.

3. The best selling author of EIGHT novels, all in different genre's, Mary-Rose Hayes will be teaching "Action is Character," a course based on character driven stamina, creative thinking and relations to reality. Her most recent published work is called Blind Trust, a political thriller co-authored with US Senator Barbra Boxer.

Registration closes Friday, October 7. For more information about registering for a Piper Writers Studio course, visit the Piper Center website.

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