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The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC Schedules Intensive Creative Writing Workshops Nov. 16-18

Register now for workshops and one-on-one consultations taking place during Miami Book Fair International
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Ana Menendez is one of several instructors who will help beginners develop their writing skills during this year's fall Miami Writer's Institute.

Miami, September 30, 2011 - This fall, aspiring writers will have the opportunity to learn technique and get publishing advice when The Center of Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC), (formerly known as the Florida Center for the Literary Arts), presents its prestigious Miami Writers Institute for the second time this year. The fall version of this spring staple runs Wednesday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 18 during Miami Book Fair International at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. This three-day conference features comprehensive courses that focus on craft and publishing, additionally, participants may sign up for one-on-one manuscript consultations with industry professionals. All courses are taught by accomplished authors with extensive teaching experience. Since space in most workshops is limited, interested participants are encouraged to register now. 

Courses offered at this year’s fall Miami Writer’s Institute: 

Poet-Three! Workshop with Campbell McGrath, Robert Pinsky and Li-Young Lee
Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Friday, Nov.18 (9 hours)
Time: 9 a.m. ­ Noon 
Cost: $225 

Oulipo Tricks for Beginning Writers with Ana Menendez
Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Friday, Nov.18 (9 hours)
Time: 9 a.m. ­ Noon
Cost: $225

Keeping Fiction Wild with Pablo Medina
Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Friday, Nov. 18 (9 hours)
Time: 2 -5 p.m.
Cost: $225 

Justificación y Objetivo con Jose Ignacio Valenzuela (IN SPANISH)
Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Friday, Nov. 18 (9 hours)
Time: 2 -5 p.m.
Cost: $225

Secrets of Publishing with Amy Rennert
Thursday, Nov. 16 - Friday, Nov. 18 (4 hours)
Time: 10 a.m. - Noon     
Cost: $125

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer with Roy Peter Clark
Friday, Nov. 18
Time 2 - 5 p.m.
Cost: $80 

Query Letter Clinic with Marcela Landres
Wednesday, Nov 16
Time: 9am - Noon
Cost: $80

Manuscript Consultations with Marcela Landres
Thursday, Nov. 17-Friday, Nov. 18
By appointment only.
Cost: $80

Manuscript Consultations with Amy Rennert
Wednesday, November 16
By appointment only.
Cost: $80

Special prices and registration fees:
·   Any three-day, nine-hour workshop: $225 each

·   Secrets of publishing: (two-day, four hours): $125

·   One-day workshops: $80

·   Manuscript consultations: $80*

*Manuscript consultation fees are not reading fees and do not go to the agent. Instead, they support the programs and initiatives of The Center @ MDC.

All Writers Institute courses will be held at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave. Discounted rates are available for MDC staff, as well as students currently enrolled in credit courses.

To register for workshops and manuscript consultations, and for general information about the Miami Writer’s Institute, visit Space in workshops is limited. Register as soon as possible to secure your space. For any registration inquiries, or for more information, contact Nicole Swift at 305-237-3023 or

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Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist

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