Bausch Hosts Fiction Workshop for Community

Posted: November 29, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Novelist and short story writer Richard Bausch will teach a free fiction-writing workshop for the community starting in February. The 14-week workshop begins Thursday, Feb. 1, and entry into the workshop is by manuscript approval. This is the third time Bausch, who holds the university’s Heritage Chair in Writing, is offering the workshop.

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 Monthly magazine 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 Barbara Gomperts 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 Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. For more information about the workshop, contact Gomperts at x31180.

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