Northeast Alabama Community College's English Honor Society, Sigma Kappa Delta, presents

A Writer's Workshop

featuring Southern award-winning author

Darnell Arnoult

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fiction/Poetry: 9:00-12:00

Creative Non-Fiction: 1:00-3:00

Location: NACC English Building Room 117

Admission: Please bring a bag of school supplies for students and teachers of schools affected by the tornadoes of April 27.

Lunch: On your own -- concessions will be available for purchase.

Download flyer here (pdf):
Arnoult Writer's Workshop

Signed copies of Arnoult's books will be available for purchase.

This event is open to the public.

Darnell Arnoult

Morning Workshop
“Where Desire Hits the Concrete: The Messy Crossroads of Poetry and Fiction”

In this workshop we’ll explore the importance of desire in any narrative. And we’ll use a few basic tools to crank up the yearning and get some poems and stories rolling.

Afternoon Workshop
“The Chemistry of Memory: Imagined Photographs and the Truths They Reveal”
In this workshop we’ll use a very basic tool, imagined photographs, to create memories that springboard a writer into a nonfiction narrative where a writer’s stories begin to appear like the images in the bottom of a photographer's developing tray.

In each of these workshops we will use simple, practical tools to help the writer create the material needed to discover a story, whether true or fictional, whether told in prose on in line breaks. These are hands-on workshops, a little bit of talking and a lot of experimenting on the page. Come with pen and paper and a desire to take your writing to a new level.


Darnell Arnoult - Awards and Accomplishments:

  • 2009 Margaret Frances Hobson Prize in Arts and Letters from Chowan University

  • 2007 Tennessee Writer of the Year by Tennessee Writers Alliance

  • Sufficient Grace named Book Sense Reading Group List pick

  • Sufficient Grace awarded starred review in Publisher's Weekly

  • What Travels With Us: Poems named 2006 SIBA Poetry Book of the Year

  • What Travels With Us: Poems awarded a 2005 Weatherford Award in Appalachian Literature from The Appalachian Studies Association and Berea College

For more information please contact Joan Reeves, reevesj@nacc.edu, phone ext. 2231.
Northeast Alabama Community College ▪  P. O. Box 159, Rainsville, Alabama 35986

256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001