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Fall Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

$500+ donor Registration: August 12
Member Registration: August 13
General Registration: August 20


Early Bird Pricing Aug. 12 through Aug. 26:

  • $10 off one-session classes
  • $20 off classes that are two to six sessions
  • $35 off classes that are eight sessions or more

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Revision Workshop

Intermediate/Advanced | Miles Davis was talking about jazz when he said, “It takes a long time to learn how to play like yourself,” but he could have been talking about writing. Not only do we need to master craft and…

Course Type: 10 Sessions  |   Instructor: Dominic Smith

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Start Date: 09/11/2019 – 7:10 PM

Dominic Smith

Dominic Smith has been teaching creative writing for the last fifteen years. Since 2008, he has been on the graduate fiction faculty of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. He has also taught at the University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, and Rice University. In his teaching and coaching, Dominic combines a deep understanding of craft with practical advice on how to evolve a piece of work toward its most polished form.

Dominic is the author of five novels, including The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, a New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review editors’ choice. Sold into more than a dozen countries, the novel was chosen as a best book of 2016 by Amazon, Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Kirkus Reviews. In Australia, where Dominic grew up, the novel won the Fiction Indie Book of the Year Award from the Independent Booksellers Association and was named the Literary Fiction Book of the Year in the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Dominic’s writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic, Texas Monthly, the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and The Australian. He is a recipient of the Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize, as well as literature fellowships from the Australia Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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