Russell Rowland- Writer's Workshop & Signing!
Posted by Hannah Nash (+2537) 9 years ago
The Miles City Public Library is proud to host...

Russell Rowland
Writer's Workshop
Reading & Signing

Saturday, September 7th
at the Library

This workshop is free and open to the public; no need to RSVP. At the end of the workshop, Rowland will read from his published works and will sign books (copies of his work will be available for sale at the event).

Promotional poster for this event available for download/view (PDF): http://www.milescitypubli...poster.pdf

In his workshop Fact or Fiction, Russell Rowland will discuss the value of using real life experience to enhance your writing, whether you're writing a novel, short stories, or non-fiction. Rowland used his own family history as the framework for his first two novels, IN OPEN SPACES and THE WATERSHED YEARS. So he incorporated a great deal of actual events into these books. Rowland will discuss how to fictionalize actual events so that they maintain their feel of authenticity while at the same time organically fitting into the framework of a fictional work.

The workshop will include writing exercises, reading the work of other writers, and active discussion among the participants. He will also discuss the publishing world and how to approach trying to get your work published in today's market.

Russell Rowland is a fourth generation Montanan, born in Bozeman in 1957. He studied music at Pacific Lutheran University and Creative Writing at Boston University. He has published three novels, IN OPEN SPACES, THE WATERSHED YEARS, and HIGH AND INSIDE. IN OPEN SPACES made the San Francisco Chronicle's bestseller list, and THE WATERSHED YEARS was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award for Fiction. These first two novels are loosely based on his mother's family, who homesteaded in Eastern Montana near Alzada. He also co-edited the anthology WEST OF 98: LIVING AND WRITING THE NEW AMERICAN WEST. He has taught at several colleges, and currently teaches at MSU-Billings and does private consulting with other writers.

For more information on this exciting event from your Library and Humanities Montana, please contact the library: 234-1496 on the web