[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.]
The Mark Twain Writers Workshop, a 30-year Kansas City tradition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is accepting enrollment for both college credit and noncredit students. Anyone interested in improving his or her skills as a fiction writer, poet, essayist or screenwriter is invited to attend.
This workshop, named for the great Missouri writer, offers lively, professional instruction to help people of any age or skill level improve their writing.
Speakers at the workshop will include Speer Morgan, novelist and editor of The Missouri Review; fiction and poetry award-winner Mariko Nagai; short-story award winner Stephanie Powell Watts; Missouri Poet Laureate William Trowbridge; screenwriter Mitch Brian; novelist Michael Pritchett; history writer and professor Jennifer Phegley; New Letters magazine editor Robert Stewart; radio producer Angela Elam; novelist Thomas Fox Averill and poet Kathryn Nuernberger.
The program offers instruction in fiction and poetry, with supplementary instruction in creative nonfiction, screen writing, publication and more from Stewart and Professor Michael Pritchett, both UMKC faculty members and widely published writers.