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The Beauty of the Line Master Class

Date & Time:
September 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Library — 616 Macleod Trail SE | Meeting Room 2
Rosemary Nixon (WiR 1996-1997) is a pre-eminent short story writer, novelist, free-lance editor and creative writing teacher. Her collection, Mostly Country, was a Nunatak Fiction imprint, shortlisted for the Howard O’Hagan Award. Her second collection, The Cock’s Egg, won the Howard O’Hagan Award. Her novel, Kalila was long listed for the ReLit and shortlisted for the George Bugnet Award. Her latest, Are You Ready To Be Lucky? was nominated for The Frank O’Conner International Short Story Collection and The North American Forewords IndieFab Award.
Rosemary has served as writer-in-residence at universities and libraries across Canada and judged numerous literary competitions. She offers workshops summers on the Island of Samos, Greece.
Rosemary Nixon

Rosemary Nixon, former Canadian Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary, shares her insights as well as some tools and tips about the power of crafting a beautiful sentence.
“We must have the nerve to risk…If language exists only to convey information, it is dying.”  The Triggering Town   Richard Hugo

Join Rosemary Nixon, (WiR 1996-1997) pre-eminent short story writer, novelist, and one of the fiction editors for Freehand Books, in an energizing workshop that delves into the power of the sentence: ways in which attention to diction, syntax and structure can bring resonance to our sentences and create a powerful whole, greater than the sum of the story’s parts.

All Events, Readings, Workshops, and Master Classes are FREE and open to the public, students, and faculty.