Creative writing workshops set

Keith Jardim will teach an eight-week prose fiction workshop at Books & Books, beginning Thursday, 12 March at 7pm.

A professor of Creative Writing and English Literature at the University College of the Cayman Islands, Mr. Jardim will offer an introductory approach to the craft of fiction writing – mainly short stories – with the purpose of improving creative writing skills through attention to plot, setting, description, tone, narrative orchestration, style and language.

Classes will run every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm.

Mr. Jardim was educated at Emerson College, Boston and the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Programme. He has taught at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, Bermuda College, the University of Houston, Houston Community College and at Rice University’s School of Continuing Studies.

His main areas of interest are American and English 19th to 20th century literature, Commonwealth and Caribbean literature, rhetoric, and fiction writing – especially the short story.

Among honours and awards for his work are a James Michener Fellowship and a C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship. He was also shortlisted for the American Short Fiction Contest and Glimmer Train’s Open Fiction Contest.

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To register, please call Sandra at Books & Books on 640-2666, or email [email protected]. Registration costs $20 for all eight classes and spaces are limited.

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