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Plotless Fiction: A workshop with Stuart Ross

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Plotless Fiction: A workshop with Stuart Ross

Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 10:00am


Mansfield Press
1 Wiltshire Avenue #204A
Toronto, ON
M6N 2V7


Fictioneer and writing teacher Stuart Ross offers a relaxed, supportive workshop for writers at all levels. Plotless Fiction explores the possibilities of fiction beyond the constraints of narrative and the artificiality of plot. In this hands-on session, you will be introduced to writers from around the globe who push against the definitions of the story, and you will produce a half-dozen or so of your own short works, using a variety of enjoyable, challenging writing strategies.


Stuart Ross is the author of two collections of short stories, a novel, and two collaborative novellas. He has also published six books of poetry, including Farmer Gloomy's New Hybrid (shortlisted for the 2000 Trillium Book Prize), I Cut My Finger (shortlisted for the 2008 ReLit Poetry Award), and Dead Cars in Managua (shortlisted for the 2009 ReLit Poetry Award). His short-story collection Buying Cigarettes for the Dog was shortlisted for the Alberta Publishers Award and the Alberta Readers Choice Award, and won the 2010 ReLit Short Fiction Award. His recent plotless novel, Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew, has received rave reviews in Canada and the U.S. Stuart has been teaching workshops across Canada for over two decades.


Sunday, August 21, 10 am - 5 pm.

Fee: $90 includes materials and light snacks.
Space is limited.

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Mansfield Press
1 Wiltshire Avenue #204A
Toronto, ON M6N 2V7 43° 40' 40.8" N, 79° 29' 15" W

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