Goldie Goldbloom - Meet Your Conflicts Head On!
Award-winning author and lecturer, Goldie Goldbloom focuses on the way many writers swerve away from from the most difficult interactions in their work, and how to correct that impulse. In the second hour of her program she'll review member manuscripts submitted for critique as examples of how to improve your story by finding the issues and addressing them. Please see manuscript guidelines for details.
Goldie Goldbloom is the author of two novels, The Paperbark Shoe (Picador) - a Best Novel of the Year (IndieFab) and winner of the AWP Novel Award - and Gwen(forthcoming), as well as two collections of short stories, You Lose These (Fremantle Press) and The Grief of the Body (forthcoming). Her work has been selected for the Best Australian Short Stories, and has been published in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and Narrative. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson and has taught at Northwestern University ever since being named the Simon Blattner Fellow. She is the recipient of a NEA Fellowship, a Brown Foundation-Dora Maar House Fellowship, a Jerusalem Post Prize, and a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, amongst other honours. Goldbloom is an international speaker of note, most recently as an honored guest at the Assises Internationales du Roman, in Lyon, France. She was a founding board member of an advocacy organization for at-risk LGBTQ minorities and is the writer of the oral history blog Frum Gay Girl .
9-9:30 AM registration and socializing
9:30-12 PM program