Fiction writer to teach at WIM fall workshops

Margaretville — Writers in the Mountains will present a new workshop, “Beginning/ Intermediate Fiction” with Helane Levine Keating, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17, 18 and October 31 and November 1 at the Fairview Library, Margaretville from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuition is $75. Register online at writersinthemountains.org or call 607 326-7908.
In this workshop, participants will learn about the various elements of fiction by completing writing exercises meant to foster a short story. Some participants may complete a short story while others may find their completed exercises allow them to segue into writing short stories after the workshop is over. Exercises will be shared, discussed and critiqued by all members of the workshop. Participants will bring completed exercises that have been assigned in advance to each of the four meetings.
Participants will purchase one book at least one week before the first workshop begins: Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew by Ursula K. Le Guin (The Eighth Mountain Press, Portland, Oregon, 1998).
WIM Board President Ann Epner says, “WIM is delighted and excited to be offering this new workshop. Helane is a superb teacher who can help both inexperienced and novice writers develop confidence and competence as fiction writers.” Helane Levine-Keating has lived in New Kingston since 1989. Since 1983 she has been a professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Pace University, New York.