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Dzanc Books National Workshop Day, Baltimore

I’m conducting a workshop with my publisher, Dzanc Books, as part of their Dzanc National Workshop Day on March 20th. Workshops will be held by authors concurrently in 40 states, and the proceeds will go toward Dzanc’s wonderful teaching and writers in residence programs! Details are below:

Jen Michalski leads Dzanc’s National Workshop Day in Baltimore. In her “One Story” workshop, come with your laptop or pen and paper and leave with a 1000-word story. Read examples, discuss the elements of a good short story, and write and critique your own in this 4-hour workshop.

Date: March 20th, 2010 (Saturday)
Location: Minas Gallery, 815 W. 36th Street, Hampden
Time: 12-4 pm
Cost: $50. Register at