June 12, 2012 — California State University, Bakersfield is hosting a series of four writing workshops this summer led by Dr. Richard Collins, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities and a professor of English at CSUB. The workshops will offer an introduction to several types of writing, including fiction, memoir and poetry. Writers will share their work with a group and benefit from others' feedback. The workshops will also include how to prepare written work for publication, how to query editors and where to publish a piece when it's ready.
The workshops will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 12 through Aug. 2, in the Dezember Reading Room of the Walter Stiern Library at CSUB. The workshop series is open to the public and costs $100 per person.
Dr. Collins has published poetry, fiction and translations in a wide array of journals, including Rosebud, The Literary Review, Southern Humanities Review, Fiction International, Visions International, and Negative Capability, among others. As a long-time editor of a literary magazine, he knows what editors are (and are not) looking for.
For more information, contact CSUB's Extended University Division at (661) 654-2441 or go to www.csub.edu/eud.
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