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Tag Archives: Allan Gurganus

Is There a Manual for this Whole “Writing” Thing?

In a recent article for the Paris Review, Kaya Genç reviews an art show in Istanbul that features, among other things, a bookshelf “holding more than one hundred books devoted to helping authors finish their manuscripts.” Titles include 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing; Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality in Your Writing; First […]

KWLS Offers Podcasts of Beloved Authors

Imagine running on a treadmill listening to a laugh-out loud lecture by Allan Gurganus. Or imagine your morning commute: wouldn’t you look forward to it more if you could listen to a keynote address by Lee Smith? And wouldn’t the winter be just a little more tolerable if you could listen to Silas House read […]

2010 Induction Ceremony for the N.C. Literary Hall of Fame

A large and appreciative audience came to Southern Pines yesterday for the 2010 induction ceremony of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Pam Kelley at the Charlotte Observer wrote a nice feature on one of our inductees, The Mind of the South author W. J. Cash, in which she talked to former Observer editor […]

Tips for Us Writer Types

Acclaimed novelist and memoirist Judy Goldman – leader of the creative nonfiction Master Class at the 2010 Fall Conference – has started a blog called Keep Writing, where she shares advice, anecdotes, and experiences from her writing life.  Check it out, but don’t think that the good lessons found on her blog mean you can […]