The Writers' Prescription: Writing and Paying Attention with Author Thomas McConnell
Join us for a writing group held on the first Monday of each month for Hub City members and led by staff and local writers.
On June 3, author and USC Upstate professor Thomas McConnell will lead a session entitled "Writing and Paying Attention."
What distinguishes passable or tolerable writing from prose that excels? Partly it has to do with being alert to the pitfalls and promise of language. We'll examine particular passages from writers--famous and otherwise--who have a lot to teach us by example--for good or ill--about writing and paying attention.
Tom McConnell’s work has appeared in the Greensboro Review, the Southeast Review, the Connecticut Review, the Cortland Review, Shenandoah, Story|Houston, Watershed, Birmingham Arts Journal, Calabash, Yemassee, the Emrys Journal, the Charleston Post & Courier, Crossroads: A Southern Annual, Writing Macao, and Ars Medica among other publications. His awards and prizes include an artist’s grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the South Carolina Academy of Authors Fiction Fellowship, the World’s Best Short-Short Story, the Hackney National Literary Award for the Short Story, Porter Fleming Awards for Fiction, Essay, and Drama, the South Carolina Fiction Project, the H.E. Francis Award, and the Hardagree Award for Fiction. His lectures and readings have taken him to Istanbul, Berlin, and the Sorbonne in Paris. A Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic for 2005-2006, he taught American literature and creative writing at Masaryk University. His novel of the Czechlands in World War Two, The Wooden King, was published by Hub City Press in 2018.
Not a Hub City member yet? No problem--come along to a meet up and speak to a bookseller to join!