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Techniques of Fiction
A one day workshop in Mexico City
For both beginning and experienced fiction writers working in English, "Techniques of Fiction" focuses on generating new material with exercises addressing specificity, point of view, synesthesia, imagery, image patterning, plot, rhythm, and the use and misuse of dialogue. The goal is that by the end of the workshop, your writing will be of notably higher quality.
TO BE ANNOUNCED, 10 am- 2 pm.
Where: Mexico City
Fee: M.N. $1,000 (pesos) plus 15 % IVA (tax) per person
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About C.M. Mayo's One Day Workshops
Uniquely geared toward both beginning and advanced writers, C.M. Mayo's one-day creative writing workshops emphasize techniques for tapping into creativity, and specific aspects of craft. As at the Bethesda, Maryland Writers Center where Mayo has taught highly popular workshops since 1999, Mayo does not critique manuscripts but rather offers a series of mini-lectures interspersed with exercises, readings, and discussion. The goal is that by the end of the workshop, your writing will be of notably higher quality.

About C.M. Mayo
C.M. Mayo is the author of the forthcoming novel The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire; Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico (Milkweed Editions), and Sky Over El Nido (University of Georgia Press), which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her many other awards include three Lowell Thomas Awards for travel writing, three Washington Writing Prizes, and numerous fellowships, among them, to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Yaddo. Her work has appeared in many outstanding literary journals, among them, Chelsea, Creative Nonfiction, Kenyon Review, North American Review, Massachusetts Review, Paris Review, Southwest Review and Tin House. An avid translator of contemporary Mexican literature, she is also founding editor of Tameme and editor of Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion, an anthology of Mexican fiction and literary prose. She has taught creative writing workshops at the Writers Center since 1999. For more about C.M. Mayo and her work, visit www.cmmayo.com

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