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Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Robert Butler

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After Craft: The Process of Writing Fiction

Presented by Robert Olen Butler


Friday, October 26
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum

This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of the creative process for fiction writers who aspire to create enduring literature. It will address such issues as what is art; what is distinctive about the way the artist addresses the world, the inner self, and the objects to be created; and what are the essential characteristics of fiction as an art form.

It will also deal with more practical matters including how to pre-plan a novel without sacrificing its spontaneity; how to make use of the intimate relationship between fiction techniques and film techniques; and how to edit and revise without losing touch with the creative unconscious. Depending on the size of the workshop and the preferences of the workshoppers, there may be a chance to do an in-class coached writing exercise.

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Robert Olen Butler, who won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1993 for his short story collection, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, has begun a novel series for Otto Penzler and The Mysterious Press. The first “Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller” is The Hot Country. The second, The Star of Istanbul, will be published in the fall of 2013. Butler has written twelve other novels, six collections of stories, and a book on writing fiction. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University. He taught for 15 years at McNeese State University in Lake Charles and still thinks of himself as a wandering Louisianan