• Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: October 2, 2022
  • End Date: October 9, 2022
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $120.00
  • Member Price: $108.00

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Booker Prize Book Club (for Fiction Writers & Friends)

In our time together, our group will put Damon Galgut's The Promise—the 2021 Booker Prize winner—under a writer’s microscope. While tipping our hats to subject matter, we'll spend our time on studying craft, examining the book’s structure, elements of style, thematic choices, and overall effect. We will examine how experienced writers do what they do so well. We will also experiment with generative writing based on a gem or two gleaned from the book. 

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Robin McLean

Robin McLean


Robin McLean worked as a lawyer and then a potter in the woods of Alaska before turning to writing. Her first story collection Reptile House won the 2013 BOA Fiction Prize, was twice a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Prize and was noted as a best book of 2015 in Paris Review. Her debut novel Pity the Beast was noted as a best book of fiction of 2021 in The Guardian. Her second story collection, Get'em Young, Treat'em Tough, Tell'em Nothing is forthcoming in October 2022. She now lives and teaches in the high plains desert of central Nevada at Ike's Canyon Ranch, a writers' retreat that she co-founded.