November Meeting

Join us for an evening with Olivia Clare as she talks about style in fiction writing.

Olivia will discuss many elements of style--language, sentence length, economy, syntax.

Olivia Clare's stories have appeared or will appear in Southern Review, Yale Review, Granta Online, n+1, and other journals. Her first published story, “Pétur,” appeared in Ecotone and received a 2014 O. Henry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Southern Review, Notre Dame Review, and others. She’s received a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship from Colgate University, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Vermont Studio Center. Her book of poems, The 26-Hour Day, is forthcoming from New Issues. She has a master’s degree in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a master’s in fiction from the University of Southern California, and she is currently a Black Mountain Institute Ph.D. Fellow in Literature at UNLV.

O' Henry award winning story Pétur

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  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meeting. I can't go to the Dec. party but hope to be with you in January. I'm thankful to have won an Anna Quindlen novel. Great group and will plan to stay longer next time.

    1 · November 24

  • Will D.

    I have been attending meetings since May. I've even addressed the group on two occasions. Yet I never show up as having attended. What gives?

    November 21

    • Gary W. O.

      I saw you, too, Will. You cut an imposing figure. This was my first visit, but it won't be my last, I hope.

      November 21

    • Will D.

      Thanks, Marian. At least you didn't say it was a bald eagle! And thanks, too, Gary. I replied to Richard's similar response and can only think I better see my optometrist!

      November 21

  • Benzena B.

    Excited and thankful. Barnes and Nobles excepted my request for store retail. It is currently on line however, in 6-8 weeks it will be in Barnes and Noble stores also.
    I am a self- publisher and the title of my book is So I Will So I Can.

    1 · November 15

  • Barbara Becker L.

    Olivia was great. She made me think. I learned a lot. I'd like to take her class.

    1 · November 21

  • Richard W.

    Olivia was fantastic. Great information and well presented. Thanks to all who cam out for the meeting!

    1 · November 20

    • Gary W. O.

      You are right Olivia was fantastic. Graceful and stylish were my adjectives. My camera malfunctioned but I was still able to post and tag a few good photos on Facebook. Someone will have to provide me a little guidance to post them in the meet up format. A few persons even liked my impromptu song performance after. Thanks to all for the fellowship and opportunity for intelligent engagement. It means the world for an outside writer who is largely banished from the warmth of humankind.

      1 · November 20

  • Holly

    Informative.

    November 20

  • Kesha D.

    Im on my way too!

    November 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running a bit late, will I still be able to join in?

    November 20

    • Richard W.

      Sure we start at 7 but you van be late.

      November 20

    • A former member
      A former member

      I apologize it'll be too late for me to join. I hope everyone has a great time.

      November 20

  • Carole M.

    So sorry to miss this!
    Tending an uninvited head-ache.

    November 20

  • Joyce H.

    Looking forward to the next meeting.

    November 15

  • Gary W. O.

    thx

    November 15

  • Richard W.

    Pay at the door.

    1 · November 15

  • Gary W. O.

    When and to whom do I pay the $5.00?

    November 15

  • Richard W.

    Shortly after the meeting starts.

    November 14

  • Arlena

    What time will she begin speaking?

    November 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    As a writer of poetry, I'm inteerested in obtaining copies of some of her poetry and what she has to say about it. I just moved here from Lake George area of New York. Hope to make connections with some of you.

    October 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm currently living between Vegas and Montana so it will be nice to connect with authors in Vegas too. See you soon :)

    October 24

  • Sara B.

    So excited to meet Olivia! She is a duel genre writer like me (poetry and fiction) and she's involved with UNLV, where I'm applying for graduate school.

    Style is a hard thing to develop. This will be fun!

    September 21

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