2012 Workshops and Faculty

Advanced Fiction Workshop (Intermediate & Advanced - Weeklong) - Robert Boswell
This workshop is for writers who have been working at their craft for some time and who have been in workshops before. You may submit either short stories or novel chapters. Most of the workshop time will be spent on the discussion of participants' manuscripts. Part of the time, I will offer classes on writing and craft. The workshops will be lively, positive, and constructive. The workshop will offer substantial criticism and suggestions for revisions; however, it will not be competitive or mean-spirited.

Robert Boswell
Robert Boswell

Robert Boswell's collection of stories The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards was a finalist for the 2010 PEN USA award for fiction. He is the author of six novels (including Century’s Son, Mystery Ride, and Crooked Hearts), three story collections, a play, a cyberpunk novel, and two nonfiction books (one about writing craft, The Half-Known World). He has received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Iowa School of Letters Award for Fiction, the PEN West Award for Fiction, the John Gassner Prize for Playwriting, and the Evil Companions Award. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, Esquire, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. Boswell shares the Cullen Chair of Creative Writing at the University of Houston with his wife, Antonya Nelson.