Saints and Sinners 9.5 Program Update


Registration is heating up. James Currier’s Literary Fiction workshop is almost full. Since this topic seems to be of particular interest to Saints and Sinners 9.5 Participants, Jeff Mann (pictured) has agreed to help us expand our workshop offerings by modifying his session. We are very excited to offer the revised workshop with

JEFF MANN: Mixing it up: Adding Literary Techniques to All Genres of Writing
In this session, participants will examine the use of a variety of literary elements in multiple genres. Mann will take participants on a guided exploration of how to successfully incorporate a variety of writing techniques normally associated with a single area of writing into a fictional story.

How do you incorporate the beauty of lyrical language normally associated with poetry into a fictional piece without overworking your prose? Learn ways to incorporate aspects of nonfiction into your fiction to help build a better sense of place and time. How do you write realistic and powerful erotic scenes that also advance the plot of your story? What elements normally associated with literary fiction can be incorporated into other genres to strengthen character development and the literary narrative?

Sharing work with the class, facilitator Jeff Mann will offer insight on participants’ writing as well as provide samples of models to emulate.

Requirements for Mann’s workshop: Participants should submit one essay or chapter of a larger nonfiction or fiction work for critique. The work will be distributed to Mann and the other participants in this workshop. Sign me up!

Jeff Mann is a professor and member of the graduate faculty at Virginia Tech University. His creative work spans several genres. His creative nonfiction deals with the gay/lesbian experience, as well as the vagaries of aging, the legacies of family, the many facets of eroticism, and travel in both Europe and North America. He is a Lambda Literary Award winner for his volume of short fiction, A History of Barbed Wire.

**There are also still a few spots open in Radclyffe’s Managing Point of View in Genre Fiction and Fay Jacobs’s Memoir: Defining a Life. Click here to read full descriptions for all four workshops and to register for Saints and Sinners 9.5. We will be in touch very soon with those that have registered for any of workshops to begin collecting and distributing works for critique.

If you have any questions about Saints and Sinners 9.5 and registration, please email Paul Willis at:” target=”_blank”> or call: 504.581.1144

Saints and Sinners 9.5, is made possible by the generosity of the John B. Harter Charitable Trust and the Hotel Monteleone. The event will provide attendees with plenty of opportunities for fun and learning all within the historic French Quarter.