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Creative Writing Workshop and Public Reading with author Carmiel Banasky
November 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Libraries of Eastern Oregon proudly presents a Creative Writing Workshop and Public Reading by author Carmiel Banasky at the Hood River Library on Monday, November 9th. The workshop will begin at 6:30pm with reading and discussion to follow at 7:45pm.
Workshop participants will learn about ekphrastic (art-motivated) writing, character development, and other craft elements through shown paintings and writing prompts. Following the workshop there will be a reading and process discussion with time for questions.
Carmiel Banasky (http://carmielbanasky.wix.com/carmielbanasky) is a writer and teacher from Portland, OR. Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Slice, Guernica, PEN America, The Rumpus, and NPR, among other places. She earned her M.F.A. from Hunter College, where she taught Undergraduate Creative Writing. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Bread Loaf, Ucross, Ragdale, Artist Trust, I-Park, and other foundations. She is the author of the recently published novel The Suicide of Claire Bishop, a dazzling debut, evocative of Michael Cunningham’s The Hours (and Virginia Woolf’s classic Mrs. Dalloway), as well as Donna Tartt’s bestseller The Goldfinch. With high stakes that reach across American history, Carmiel Banasky effortlessly juggles balls of madness, art theft, and Time itself, holding the reader in a thrall of language and personal consequences. Daring, sexy, emotional, The Suicide of Claire Bishop heralds Banasky as an important new talent.
Both the workshop and public reading are free and open to the public.