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What is Experimental Literature? A Craft Workshop with Benjamin Hale

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Join us for a special workshop on experimental literature with Benjamin Hale, a featured author in Mud Season Review Vol. 3.

In this session, Ben will first lead participants through an exploration of the definitions and purposes of experimental literature (including essays and stories relevant to the discussion by Kafka, Nabokov, Roland Barthes and Zadie Smith). This will be followed by a workshop, for which participants should feel free to bring copies of their own creative work for peer review and discussion.

And don't forget to come hear Ben read along with other featured authors at our Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2017 and Mud Season Review Vol. 3 launch party, Friday, April 21, 6:00 p.m. at Contois Auditorium in Burlington's City Hall. RSVP for the celebration > (

About Ben:

Benjamin Hale is the author of the novel The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (Twelve, 2011) and the collection The Fat Artist and Other Stories (Simon & Schuster, 2016). He has received the Bard Fiction Prize, a Michener-Copernicus Award, and nominations for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. His writing (both fiction and nonfiction) has appeared, among other places, in Conjunctions, Harper's Magazine, the Paris Review, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Dissent, and the LA Review of Books Quarterly, and has been anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013. He is a senior editor of Conjunctions, teaches at Bard College, and lives in a small town in New York's Hudson Valley.