Northwest Voices brings successful writers to Lower Columbia College and the Longview Public Library to discuss their craft and read from their work. All events are free and open to the public.
Reading at Longview Public Library
7 - 8 pm
Workshop: 'Hiding the Ball' in Wollenberg Auditorium
10 - 11:30 am
Part of the Salal Spring Arts Festival
At the Workshop, learn different techniques (known as “hiding the ball”) for witholding information from the reader in order to build tension and intrigue in your stories. We will look at some examples and discuss when this does and doesn’t work as a writing device. There will also be some time set aside for an in-class writing exercise and subsequent group discussion.
James Zerndt’s fiction has most recently appeared in Gray’s Sporting Journal and SWINK Magazine, and his poetry occasionally appears in The Oregonian. His first novel, The Cloud Seeders, is based on a short story that originally appeared in The Salal Review. His second novel, The Korean Word For Butterfly, came out in April.
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Adjunct English Instructor
The Salal Review
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