"His theory was that non-fiction could be as artful as fiction."—Gerald Clarke
June FREE Workshop: It's All About Story: Using Fiction Techniques in Non-Fiction
When: Monday, June 8, 2009, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Where: Stone Chapel, 280 East Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Workshop Description: Whether you're writing an article or book, you can create more effective nonfiction by using techniques regularly employed by fiction writers: Award winning novelist and feature writer Ken Kuhlken will guide you through a process that can focus and enliven your work. Learn to build a simple yet powerful outline and to discover the action-idea, the essence of your story.
Write Smart Seminar
When: Tuesday, June 9, 6:00 pm–9:00 p.m.
Where: Poor Richard's Bookstore, 320 N. Tejon Street, Colorado, Springs, CO 80903.
Early Bird Registration: $20 per person. To pre-register, email Steven Saint for registration form at ssaint at pcisys.net.
Registration at the Door: $25 per person
San Diego-based novelist Ken Kuhlken will lead a three-hour seminar on how to conceive, create, revise, sell and market your novel, memoir or other book-length narrative. Plug into the local writing community and pick up lots of practical tools of the trade, including:
- Focusing and outlining an action idea
- Creating an effective book proposal
- Finding time to write with spirits up
- Approaching revision
- Finding an agent
Speaker: Ken Kuhlken earned BA and MA degrees in English at San Diego State University and an MFA degree in Fiction Writing at the University of Iowa. Kuhlken is the author of novels, short stories, feature stories, and book reviews. His stories have appeared in Esquire and dozens of other magazines and anthologies. Ken has been a frequent contributor and a columnist for the San Diego Reader. With Alan Russell, in Road Kill and No Cats, No Chocolate, he chronicled the madness of book promotion tours. Ken's novels are Midheaven, chosen as finalist for the PENs Ernest Hemingway Award for best first novel, The Loud Adios
(Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press Best First PI Novel, 1989), The Venus Deal and The Angel Gang, all Tom Hickey mysteries, The Do-Re-Mi, a Tom and Clifford Hickey mystery honored as January
Magazine best book of 2006 and as a finalist for the 2006 Shamus Award, and The Vagabond Virgins featuring Alvaro Hickey. His stories have been honored with Pushcart Prize nominations and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature fellowship. He has taught in the MFA program at the University of Arizona and in graduate and undergraduate programs at San Diego State University, California State University, Chico, University of San Diego, Christian Heritage College, and Azusa Pacific University. Ken teaches writing and literature at Perelandra College. Visit Ken's website: www.kenkuhlken.net.