Writing Out of the Wilderness: How to Craft a Memorable Story, Survive Rejection, and Forge a Path to Publication

Class Description: 

Ready to take the next step as a writer but lack a solid road map?

Blake Kimzey, published author, UTD Professor, and founder of Writing Workshops Dallas, will show you the resources and strategies you need to put your work out in the world with purpose.

Kimzey's roadmap includes guidance on how to:

  • Submit work to literary journals and contests
  • Craft a smart cover letter
  • Maximize your exposure during conferences/residencies
  • Take charge of your professional development
  • Make yourself findable online to editors and agents
  • Engage with and become part of the online literary community

    Blake will also discuss building a memorable character and believable setting, and how to use narrative inventory to architect your story.

Complimentary light snacks, beer and wine will be available!

6:30 pm: Meet & Greet, Drinks & Snacks
7:00 pm: Class Begins
8:30 pm: Class Ends

Class Instructor: 

Blake Kimzey founded Writing Workshops Dallas in 2017. He is a graduate of the MFA Program at UC Irvine and currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Texas at Dallas; Blake also sits on the Board of the Elizabeth George Foundation and received a generous Emerging Writer Grant from the Foundation in 2013. His fiction has been broadcast on NPR, performed on stage in Los Angeles, and published by Tin House, McSweeney’s, Redivider, Green Mountains Review, Short Fiction, FiveChapters, The Lifted Brow, Hobart, Puerto del Sol, The Los Angeles Review, The Masters Review, Booth, Faultline, FLAUNT Magazine, Malibu Magazine, Day One, PANK, Fiction Southeast, Surreal South '13, and selected by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions 2015. Blake’s collection of short tales, Families Among Us, an Indie Bestseller, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2014. He recently completed his first novel (with agents now) and is writing a TV Pilot with two of his writing friends. Blake has been awarded fellowships to attend the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Vermont Studio Center. Blake previously taught creative writing at UC-Irvine. He lives in Dallas with his wife and two children. Follow Blake on Twitter @BlakeKimzey, find him online at blakekimzey.com, contact him at [email protected]

March 23, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
serj books
400 N Saint Paul St
Dallas, TX 75201
United States
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