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The fine—and fun—art of literary taxidermy!

9 August, 2022 at 18:00 19:30 EDT

Join us for a 90-minute literary workshop where writers create original stories and poems using classic literature’s first and last lines. Editors from the Literary Taxidermy Writing Competition will introduce participants to the concept of taxidermy, then present the group with the challenge. Writers will have fifteen minutes to craft their literary taxidermies, then share them with the group. Finally, the editors will select their favourite three pieces for prizes.

  • 6:00 Welcome, Overview, and Examples of Literary Taxidermy
  • 6:15 Prompt Reveal and Writing Begins!
  • 6:30 Pencils Down [break, and time to edit]
  • 6:35 Readings
  • 7:20 Personal Favorites Announced
  • 7:25 Closing Remarks

12-person limit. This is a virtual event. To register, please click the “Going” button below. As spots are limited, we ask that you only register if you are indeed planning on attending.

If you’re interested in this year’s Literary Taxidermy Writing Competition, visit www.literarytaxidermy.com.

Mark Malamud is the Principal and Manager of busymonster LLC where he is an inventor and writer.  He is the creative force behind Literary Taxidermy, an author interested in the difficult, disturbing, and occasionally defenestratable art of fiction and poetry.  

Donna Jean is the board chair of Copper Canyon Press, an avid poetry reader and lover of writing of all kinds. She is the creator and editor of Uncertain Girls in Uncertain Times — an anthology of poetry, wise words, and wisdom for women aiming to set the world on fire.

This workshop is now full. Please email info@qwf.org to be put on the waitlist.




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