Creative Writing Program Hosts Second Annual Heritage Writing Workshop

Posted: December 13, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s nationally ranked Graduate Creative Writing Program is offering a free fiction-writing workshop for the community for the second year in a row. Called the Heritage Writing Workshop, this 14-week class begins on Tuesday, Jan. 25, and coincides with the spring semester 2000 schedule. Entry into the workshop is by manuscript approval.

The workshop is taught by novelist and short story writer Richard Bausch, who holds the university’s Heritage Chair in Writing and created the workshop series. Bausch is the author of eight novels and five short story collections, including his most recent book, Someone to Watch Over Me. Individually, his stories have appeared in The New Yorker and The Atlantic magazines and have been collected in the anthologies Best American Short Stories and O’Henry Prize Stories, among others. Bausch, who was twice a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund.

Those interested in taking the workshop should submit a manuscript to Bausch at the English Department, MS 3E4, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444. Manuscripts should be a complete short story written in the style of literary fiction. No genre fiction will be accepted. The deadline for manuscripts is Friday, Jan. 7.

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