Author Mary Troy To Offer Writing Jump Start

REDDING, CA  –  New writers looking for inspiration and experienced writers looking to be reinvigorated will benefit from meeting and working with author Mary Troy on the Shasta College Main Campus for two workshops and a reading of the author’s latest work. On September 13, 2017, Mary will be on the Student Center Stage from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon to work on creating stories and getting the juices flowing. On September 14, 2017, Mary will be in Room 804 from 4:30-8:30 PM to work on voice and perspective and more sophisticated craft writing exercises. Mary will read from her newest novel at 7 PM on September 14, 2017. Mary doesn’t offer shortcuts to the creative process but promotes discussions and exercises that stimulate and intrigue, “…that can move us from sitting around and worrying to doing the work, to enjoying the work, to discovering a truth or two."

Students and community members, faculty, and friends may attend one or both days before Mary Troy continues on to Chico State September 15th. These events are free of charge.

Mary Troy is the author of the novels Swimming on Hwy N and Beauties, winner of the USA book award, finalist for Forewords Book of the Year Award. She is the author of three previous books, all collections of short stories: Cookie Lily, The Alibi Cafe and other stories, and Joe Baker Is Dead. Her short stories and essays have been published widely in Boulevard, New Letters, American Fiction, The Arkansas Review, Pleiades, and more. She has won a Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, a Nelson Algren Award, a John Gould Fletcher Award, and was a finalist for the William Rockhill Nelson Award. She teaches fiction writing and contemporary literature for the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she has won the MO Governor’s award for teaching excellence and the University of Missouri System President’s Award for Leadership.

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For more information please contact Kathryn Gessner Calkins, (530) 242-2235.

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