Fiction Workshop Celebrates Sixth Year

Posted: January 15, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Colleen Kearney Rich

The manuscript deadline has been extended for the free fiction workshop hosted by novelist and short story writer Richard Bausch. Each spring semester for the last six years, Bausch has offered a fiction-writing workshop for the community. This semester’s workshop begins on Monday, Jan. 26. Entry into the 14-week workshop is by manuscript approval, and the deadline for manuscripts is Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Bausch holds the Heritage Chair in Writing in George Mason’s nationally ranked graduate creative writing program. He is the author of nine novels and six short story collections, including his recent novel, Hello to the Cannibals, and the book of stories, The Stories of Richard Bausch. Individual works have appeared in The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly magazines and were collected in Best American Short Stories, O’Henry Prize Stories, and several anthologies. Bausch has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund.

The free workshop will meet from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Johnson Center on Mason’s Fairfax Campus each Monday during the spring semester. People interested in taking the workshop should submit manuscripts to Heritage Workshop, English Department, Mail Stop 3E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. 22030. Manuscripts should be a complete short story written in the style of literary fiction. No genre fiction will be considered. For more information, contact Barb Gomperts in Mason’s English Department, (703) 993-1180.

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