Getting the Details Right: Research and Setting in Fiction
“The devil is in the details” the saying goes and it is as true in writing fiction as it is in rolling out a grand policy decision.
In this workshop Samuel Snoek-Brown will help you learn how to make any fictional settings, objects, or people come to life through careful and accurate details. This will be a popular workshop, space is limited, registering early will assure you a chair. The workshop will be from 2 PM to 3 PM at the Chemeketa Community College McMinnville campus.
Sam is the author of two books: flash-fiction chapbook, Box Cutters, from sunnyoutside press; and his novel, Hagridden, from Columbus Press. He is a recipient of a 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship. He has been shortlisted in the Faulkner-Wisdom competition, twice for short fiction and once for a novella, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a finalist in the 2013 storySouth Million Writers Award.
Sam teaches writing for Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Chemeketa Community College. He is the production editor for Jersey Devil Press and has served as the fiction judge for local literary contests in Oregon and Indiana. This year Samuel is Judging the Prose for the Paper Gardens Creative Writing Contest for adults, youth, and children in Yamhill County, Oregon.l.
He was raised mostly in Texas; I’ve also lived in Oregon and Wisconsin, and he loves to travel: in addition to driving much of the US, I’ve visited Mexico, Turkey, Canada, Scotland, Austria, The Netherlands, and Thailand. I recently spent two years living in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. He lives in Portland, Oregon