Peter Ferry - Never Give Up: The Writing, Resting, Shopping, Despairing, Evolution and Redemption of a Short Story

  • March 22, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL

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Peter Ferry 

Never Give Up: The Writing, Resting, Shopping, Despairing, Evolution and Redemption of a Short Story

We all have unpublished works buried in frustration and exasperation in dark drawers somewhere. In this session, celebrated author Peter Ferry talks about how such material can be resurrected and re-marketed by tracing the long, circuitous and curious history of his short story Ike, Sharon and Me on its journey from rejection to selection for the Best American Mystery Stories of 2017. 

Peter Ferry's stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Fiction, OR, Chicago Quarterly Review and StoryQuarterly; he is the winner of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Short Fiction. He is a contributor to the travel pages of The Chicago Tribune and to WorldHum.  He has written two novels, Travel Writing, which was published in 2008, and Old Heart, which was published in June, 2015 and won the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year award.   He lives in Evanston, Illinois and Van Buren County, Michigan with his wife Carolyn.  

9-9:30 AM registration and socializing
9:30-12 PM program

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