Fiction With Molly Gloss

Spend each morning workshop (9:30 a.m. - 12:30p.m.) with Molly Gloss and a group of between seven and twelve other writers. Each participant will submit up to twenty pages of fiction for review by the workshop group. The writing should be literary fiction and may be part of a larger work or a stand alone story. The workshop meets four mornings (Mon.-Thurs.) and each participant will receive focused feedback from the group on their craft. Workshop packets with all submissions will be available for online download after July 15th. Optional participant readings will be held.

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Molly Gloss is the bestselling author of The Jump-Off Creek, The Dazzle of Day, Wild Life, The Hearts of Horses and Falling From Horses. Her work has earned numerous awards, including an Oregon Book Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, the PEN West Fiction Prize, the James Tiptree Jr. Award; and a Whiting Writers Award. She has also published stories in numerous anthologies including The Norton Book of Science Fiction, The Year's Best Science Fiction, and The Best of the Best: Twenty Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction. She is a fourth-generation Oregonian and currently lives in Portland. To learn more, visit Molly Gloss' website.

In the New York Times Book Review, Kelly Link raves, "I’d like to make everyone read Molly Gloss’s The Hearts of Horses. It’s the kind of book that makes you feel better about having to live in the world with people." Karen Joy Fowler adds, "she is surely one of the most thoughtful and most nuanced writers to rise from [the Western] tradition, always operating both on the level of the physical — landscape, work, the wild — but also cognizant of the mythical and problematic hold of the frontier on the American imagination.. Her prose is meticulous, her characters distinct, her plotting unforced, her stories simultaneously iconic and completely natural in tone and incident. I usually cry at some point while reading them."