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Author Stephen Rea leads fall Writing Institute

Loyola press release - September 6, 2011

The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans presents its fall 2011 Writing Institute, hosted by author Stephen Rea. The writing course, “Writing Well-Crafted Fiction” takes place on Tuesday evenings, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15, from 7 – 9 p.m. The cost is $250 and the class is open to the public and will be held in Bobet Hall, Room 341. The deadline to register is Sept. 13.

Whether your goal is to perfect your short stories, to get your literary novel onto bookstore shelves, or if you simply enjoy writing for yourself and want to master the basics, this course will suit your needs and improve your fiction writing.

Students will have their work read, edited and discussed, and will also read and critique other writers. The program will be flexible, informal and tailored to the interests of the students, no matter their age, writing ability or experience.

Rea is originally from Northern Ireland but has lived in New Orleans since 2004. A former national newspaper journalist in the UK, he is the author of the book Finn McCool's Football Club,” a tale set against Hurricane Katrina centered around the Mid-City Irish pub.

Attendees are asked to submit a one to 10-page writing sample of fiction or non-fiction, along with their name, profession, e-mail address, local address and phone number to Annie Goldman at agoldman@loyno.edu .