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posted: 4/27/2010 12:01 AM

Author Rosellen Brown to speak at Barrington Writers Workshop

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Renowned author and poet Rosellen Brown will lead a workshop on "Defining Your Muse: How to Choose What Your Piece Wants to Be." She will review the differences between poetry, short stories, novels and nonfiction, and how to choose which genre is right for your work.

Rosellen Brown is an award-winning author in multiple genres. She authored five novels, including "Tender Mercies, "Civil Wars" and "Before and After," which was made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson.

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Brown's short stories have appeared in "O. Henry Prize Stories," "Best American Stories" and "Pushcart Prizes." One is included in the best-seller "Best Short Stories of the Century," edited by John Updike. She has also published three poetry collections, the latest being "Cora Fry's Pillow Book."

The workshop will take place from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in the Performing Arts Center of the Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, in Barrington. The attendance fee is $10. Registration is required. Contact Tamara at (847) 842-0240.

The Barrington Writers Workshop (BWW) is a 30-year-old community of local writers dedicated to sharing and promoting the writing craft. Weekly meetings focus on the reading, critique and discussion of members' work, with additional hands-on workshops/classes offered throughout the year. The Barrington Writers Workshop welcomes new writers to attend the morning group from 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, or the evening group from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Barrington Area Public Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington. For information, contact Beverly Ottaviano, (847) 394-3129 (morning group) or Janet Souter, (847) 398-1087 (evening group).

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