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Daniel Alarcon presents Turn, Surprise, Intrigue: The Joke as Entry to Short Fiction
Ann Arbor, MI
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Daniel Alarcon presents Turn, Surprise, Intrigue: The Joke as Entry to Short Fiction
Daniel Alarcon will teach a workshop titled, "Turn, Surprise, Intrigue: The Joke as Entry to Short Fiction". The workshop will explore the similarities between a successful joke and a good piece of fiction and will include a question and answer session with the author.  Jokes have the same machinery (often) as a piece of short fiction. Workshop participants will come prepared with a joke -- yes, an actual joke they need to tell -- and use these successful and unsuccessful laugh lines to talk about what works and doesn't work in fiction.

826michigan, a local nonprofit writing and tutoring center,  is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Daniel Alarcon, a novelist and short-story writer, whose debut novel Lost City Radio won the 2009 International Literature Prize. Alarcon, who will be visiting Ann Arbor through the University of Michigan MFA Program in Creative Writing's Zell Writers Series, will teach a creative writing workshop at 826michigan's downtown Ann Arbor location, Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair. His collection of interviews with novelists, The Secret Miracle, was published in collaboration with 826 National this past spring. The seminar event is part of 826michigan's How To Write Like I Do program, a series of fun, creative workshops for adults taught by professional writers. Proceeds benefit 826michigan's free programming for students ages 6-18.


115 E. Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: 826michigan
On BPT Since: Aug 19, 2009
Catherine Calabro

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