Dzanc Books, publishing conglomerate and champion of great writing, is hosting a national workshop day in 30 states across the country on March 20, and Tempe, Arizona is on the list. The details:

EXPLORING THE NOVEL AND THE SHORT STORY
This five-hour session on fiction writing will discuss both the short story and the novel (but mostly short stories), as well as the craft, the writing life, and the business of writing. There will be writing exercises and discussion, and a visit from Bhira Backhaus, author of the novel Under the Lemon Trees. 12:00pm to 05:00pm; $50.

INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER SPIEGEL
Jennifer Spiegel has an MA in Politics from New York University, and an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Arizona State. Having taught composition, literature, and creative writing at the college level—including several fiction workshops for ASU’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing—she continues to teach a variety of on-line university courses. Her work has appeared in several anthologies and journals, ranging from THE GETTYSBURG REVIEW to NIMROD. Dzanc Books will publish her collection of short stories, THE FREAK CHRONICLES, in 2012. Additionally, her unpublished novel (LOVE SLAVE) was a finalist for the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel in 2005.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE VISIT WWW.DZANCBOOKS.ORG/DZANCDAY/ OR CALL (734) 756-5701.