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Way Library sets fiction writing workshop Feb. 8 taught by BGSU’s Wendell Mayo PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:22
PRIZM Creative Community, in collaboration with Way Public Library, is sponsoring an "Intensive Manuscript Class for Fiction Writers," led by BGSU Professor Wendell Mayo.   The class will take place on Feb. 8 from 1-4 p.m. at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. in Perrysburg.  
This is a studio-oriented fiction workshop where intensive critique of short story or novel chapter manuscripts will be done in preparation for publication submission.  The workshop is designed for individuals seeking professional feedback and leads for publication venues.
There is a fee. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and limited to 10 people.   Participants can register online at www.MyPrizm.com  or by mail with a check made out to PRIZM.  If registering by mail, send your check along with your manuscript to PRIZM, 26155 Edinborough Cir, Perrysburg, OH  43551.  Manuscripts and class fees must be received by Jan. 20.  Direct any questions to Prizm @ 419-931-8732 or to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
After registration each participant should send to PRIZM manuscripts of short stories or novel chapters with a maximum of 15 pages (12 point size, Times Roman Font, typed, and double-spaced).  Manuscripts must be postmarked or received by email @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Jan 20 in order to participate.  Include your name, address, email and phone number on the manuscript, as well as in any email communications.
Prior to the workshop the instructor will send a packet with a copy of all submitted manuscripts along with guidelines of how each person can respond to fellow participants.  Mayo will read and comment in writing on each manuscript and will make endnotes that will include at least one suggestion of an editor or publisher to which participants can send their manuscripts.  At the workshop itself, participants will enjoy a peer discussion session facilitated by Mayo in which all manuscripts will be discussed one by one.  At that time participants will receive the individual feedback from peers and Mayo.
Mayo has read his award-winning short stories at over 70 high schools, colleges, community centers, and book fairs internationally. He is a seasoned writing workshop leader, and has conducted intensive workshops for over 20 arts organizations, including Gemini Ink, The Writer's Garrett, Houston Writer's Conference, Texas A&M University, Northwest Ohio Writer's Forum, Ohio University, Flagler College, Vincennes University (via a Lilly Endowment), and more. He is author of four short story collections most recently The Cucumber King of Kedainiai (Fall 2013), winner of the Subito Press Award for Innovative Fiction. His other collections are: Centaur of the North, winner of the Aztlan Prize; B. Horror and Other Stories; and a novel-in-stories, In Lithuanian Wood.  He is the recipient of an NEA fellowship and a Fulbright to Lithuania. Over 100 of his short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Yale Review, Harvard Review, Manoa, Missouri Review, Prism International, and others. He teaches on the faculty of the MFA Creative Writing Program at BGSU.

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