Reception with Heather Sellers, author of The Practice of Creative Writing

Created by Sophia Latorre-Zengierski Employee on Nov 18, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 at One New York Plaza

Starts at 4:30 PM · Ends at 6:30 PM, EST (America/New_York)

  • Sophia Latorre-Zengierski

Join Heather Sellers for a celebration of the third edition of her book, The Practice of Creative Writing, on Thursday, December 8th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The reception will take place at 1 New York Plaza, New York, NY 10004. Light refreshments will be served. Register here

About our Speaker:

Heather Sellers (PhD, Florida State University) is an award-winning teacher and professor of English in the undergraduate and MFA programs at the University of South Florida, where she teaches poetry, flash, and creative nonfiction. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Fiction and a Barnes & Noble New Discovery Writers Award, she has published widely in a variety of genres. Her books include You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know, a memoir; Georgia Under Water, a collection of linked stories; two collections of poetry, Drinking Girls and Their Dresses and The Boys I Borrow; and Spike and Cubby’s Ice Cream Island Adventure, a children’s book.

About the Book:

The Practice of Creative Writing teaches students how to harness their imaginations to focus and create stories. Heather Sellers, who writes in multiple genres herself, has developed an approach that focuses on the elements and strategies that produce good writing in any genre: Images; Energy; Tension; Pattern; Insight; and Revision. She provides opportunities to be playful and to experiment at the same time that she teaches students the importance of discipline and craft.  
In addition to writing stragies and process, The Practice of Creative Writing teaches students how to read like writers, featuring ample and diverse reading in every genre. As a result, students come away with more sophisticated reading skills and exposure to a wide range of innovative and new literature. This new edition features a wealth of new readings, as well as coverage of revisions, short forms, and new genres, such as lists and monologues.
To learn about our creative writing titles, you can visit ourcatalog or contact your publisher's representative. For more information on events, and other resources, visit our English Community. We look forward to seeing you on the 8th!

One New York Plaza

One New York Plaza, 46th Floor New York, NY United States