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Susan Cushman

The Three "S"s of Fiction-Writing: The Sucker, the Situation, and the Shit

Saturday, April 13 - 10:30 am - 11:45 pm

Rosa Deal Room 202

 
 

BIO

Susan Cushman was co-director of the 2010 and 2013 Creative Nonfiction Conferences in Oxford, Mississippi, and director of the 2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Workshop. She is author of a novel, Cherry Bomb, a memoir, Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s, and editor of Southern Writers on Writing, and A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant to Be. Her essays have appeared in four anthologies and numerous journals and magazines. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, she lives in Memphis. Visit Susan’s web site: susancushman.com, read her personal blog at http://susancushman.com/author/susan/

WORKSHOP

The Three "S"s of Fiction-Writing: The Sucker, the Situation, and the Shit

This workshop will deal with how the person/character/sucker in the place/context/situation negotiates the problem/conflict/shit = the PLOT. Other elements of writing fiction will also be included, along with hands-on writing exercises.