Trudy Lewis is the author of the novels The Empire Rolls (Moon City Press) and Private Correspondences which was awarded the Goyen Prize from TriQuarterly/Northwestern. her short story collection The Bones of Garbo won the Sandstone Prize from the Ohio State University Press. Trudy's stories have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Best American Short Stories, Cimarron Review, Cold Mountain Review, Cream City Review, Chattahoochee Review, Meridian, New England Review, New Stories from the South, Shenandoah and others. She is the recipient of the Lawrence Foundation Award and the Glenna Luschei Prize from Prairie Schooner. Trudy is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri.
Saturday, Oct 28th - - 10-12pm - Craft of Writing"Out Of Character" With Trudy Lewis Where do fiction writers find the inspiration for their characters? In this workshop, we will discuss a varied cast of characters created by writers such as Octavia Butler, Suzanne Collins, Christopher Isherwood, and Kelly Link. Then we will participate in a group activity and create characters of our own.
Saturday, Oct 28th - - 3:10-5pm - Editing/Craft of Writing continued"Making the Scene" With Trudy Lewis How do writers go about constructing a scene? How do they create a set, stage manage characters, orchestrate entrances and exits, balance action and dialogue? In short, what can fiction writers learn from the dramatic arts? In this workshop, we will look at successful scenes from published stories and plays, using them to inspire new work or illuminate ongoing projects.
Dinty W. Moore is author of The Story Cure: A Book Doctor’s Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir, the memoir Between Panic & Desire, and many other books. He has published essays and stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Arts & Letters, and The Normal Schoolamong numerous other venues. A professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University, Moore lives in Athens, Ohio, where he grows heirloom tomatoes and edible dandelions.
Dinty W. Moore
“Moore’s signature wit and wisdom are once again on display in this useful guide for writers of all levels of experience." —Poets & WritersMagazine
Sue Mroz is an award-winning filmmaker and Associate Professor of Instruction in Cinema Art and Science at Columbia College Chicago. Prior to Columbia, she was Program Director of the Chicago International Film Festival and worked as an actor and filmmaker with Wild Life Theater and Rococo Rodeo. She has an MFA in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago, and studied extensively at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Her areas of specialization are mythology, dreams, and the psychology of creativity. Classes taught and/or created include Project Development, PreProduction and Preparation; Myth, Dream, and Movie; Directing 1; Screenwriting 1, 2, and 3; Adaptation; Directing for Character; and Creativity: Vision and Process. Current works include the experimental exploration There Was No Proof, and the short narrative The Scary Ham, based on the story by Ellen Klages. In 2011 Sue received the Excellence in Teaching Award for full-time faculty at Columbia College Chicago.