March 28, 2020
12:00 PM on Zoom for GWA Members
Peter Selgin’s “Your First Page: A First Page Workshop” is back! The workshop will take place on Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 PM online on Zoom. The workshop will not be two hours long as it has been in the past. It will run a little under an hour.
If you want to attend the workshop live, you’re always welcome to become a member! After we receive your membership form, you will be e-mailed a link to register for the workshop.
About the Workshop
The workshop will focus on first pages—fiction or narrative nonfiction (memoir) of works-in-progress, and demonstrate just how much can be gleaned from analyzing and critiquing a first page: how much a first page can tell us about our works-in-progress, and how getting a first page just right can carry us far toward the success of a work as a whole.
Peter Selgin is the author of Drowning Lessons, winner of the 2007 Flannery O’Connor Award for Fiction. He has written a novel, several children’s books, and three books on the craft of writing, most recently Your First Page: First Pages and What They Tell Us about the Pages that Follow Them. Confessions of a Left-Handed Man, his memoir-in-essays, was a finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize. His memoir, The Inventors, won the 2017 Housatonic Book Award. His second essay collection, The Kuhreihen Melody: Nostalgic Essays, was just published by Serving House Books. His full-length drama, A God in the House, based on Dr. Jack Kevorkian and his “suicide machine,” premiered at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and was optioned for Off-Broadway. A visual artist as well as a writer, Selgin’s paintings and illustrations have been featured in The New Yorker, Forbes, Gourmet, Outside, and other publications. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, where he is the nonfiction editor of Arts & Letters, an international journal of poetry and prose.