SUBURBAN NOIR: WRITING FROM THE DARK SIDE OF LIFE
A Workshop on the Craft of Writing Noir Fiction sponsored by The Delaware Literary Connection and presented by MARY PAUER, MFA
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Dover Sheraton Hotel
How do they do it, those skilled writers who build characters that fall victim to their own fatal flaws, who come face to face with the dark side of life in the middle of the night and run screaming from their beds? Join the DLC and Mary Pauer, MFA, for a workshop delving into emotional noir. Utilizing short stories from noir author Joyce Carol Oates, we will explore the nuances of writing noir and try our hand at in-class exercises. Participants will be assigned several Oates’ stories to read prior to the workshop (materials provided by the DLC), and these will kick off our exploration of this popular genre.
The workshop will be held at the Dover Sheraton Hotel, 1570 North DuPont Highway, Dover DE 19901, just a few blocks from a convenient Route 1 exit. Registration opens at 9:45 a.m. Cost: $30/person, which includes lunch at the popular Sheraton buffet. The workshop is limited to 10 participants. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Registration is open until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.