Saturday, July 19

A Writing Workshops LA Reading!

7pm

Writer and instructor Neelanjana Banerjee brings her Novel writing class to showcase their works in progress.

About:

Writing Workshops Los Angeles offers courses and one-on-one instruction to those interested in honing their fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writing skills.  Workshops are held in the home of the course instructor, or, occasionally, in the home of one of the students.  In our classes, work is discussed from a craft perspective, and we delve deeply into the techniques of story, character, language, structure, and so on.  At Writing Workshops Los Angeles, we value aesthetic daring, and we strive to read student manuscripts with both our highest standards and an open mind.  Classes are small, and always fun, and there are refreshments (wine, sparkling water), and sometimes even gourmet cheeses and tasty snacks, to keep us going.

Neelanjana Banerjee’s short stories, poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in PANK, The Liner, The Rumpus, Virginia Quarterly Online, World Literature Today, The Literary Review, Nimrod, and anthologies like Breaking the Bow: Speculative Stories Inspired by the Ramayana (Zubaan Books, 2012) and Desilicious: Sexy, Subversive, South Asian (Arsenal Press, 2003), among other places. She co-edited the award-winning Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 2010). She received her MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and has been awarded writing residencies from Hedgebrook and the Blue Mountain Center. Her journalism about literature and culture can be seen at Colorlines, Fiction Writers Review, HTML Giant, Hyphen, Word Riot, and other places around World Wide Web. She is the Media Director for Kaya Press, and a teaching artist with The HeArt Project. She lives in Silverlake and is working on her first novel. Visit her on-line here.