2 pm | SATURDAY, JUNE 23
Writers, take this rare opportunity to benefit from the well-honed skills of award-winning published author, and longtime creative writing educator Susan Lang. Her interactive discussion includes writing with multiple viewpoints – when, why, and how to use them effectively, addressing such issues as deepening readers interest in characters, advancing the storyline, enriching the narrative, and various other tips and traps.
Susan Lang is the author of a trilogy of novels published by University of Nevada Press about a woman homesteading in the southwestern wilderness during the years 1929 to 1941. The first novel in the trilogy, Small Rocks Rising, won the 2003 Willa Award, and she was awarded a 2008 Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts for her novel-in-progress, The Sawtooth Complex, now published by Oak Tree Press. Lang’s short stories and poems have been published in magazines such as Idaho Review, Red Rock Review, Iris, and The Raven Review. Lang's fifth novel, In God's Trailer Park, was published in 2017. She founded and directed the Southwest Writers Series and Hassayampa Institute for Creative Writing at Yavapai College. Currently, Lang is Faculty Emeritus at Yavapai College, teaches courses at Prescott College, and serves as Event Coordinator at the Peregrine Book Company in Prescott, Arizona.