Hillsborough writer, David Payne—whom the Dallas Morning News calls, “the most gifted American novelist of his generation”—will teach a creative writing workshop at Burwell School Historic Site on eight successive Thursday nights, 9/20/12-11/8/12, 7-9 PM. Cost: $400. The course will combine traditional workshop with in-class writing exercises. Fiction and non-fiction writers of all levels are invited to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org.
David has taught creative writing at Duke, Bennington and Hollins and is a founding faculty member of the Creative Writing Program at Queens University of Charlotte, where he’s taught for 11 years. David is the author of five highly-regarded novels, Back to Wando Passo, Gravesend Light, Ruin Creek, Early from the Dance and Confessions of a Taoist On Wall Street, which received the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award, whose previous winners include Robert Penn Warren, Phillip Roth and Robert Stone. David lives in Hillsborough and has recently completed a forthcoming memoir, Barefoot to Avalon.