Dan BardenButler University Associate Professor of English Dan Barden will lead a 12-week fiction-writing workshop for the public on Tuesdays from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. beginning Sept. 18 in the Efroymson Creative Writing Center, 530 W. Hampton Dr., across the street from Butler. The workshop is open to all levels of writers. Cost is $300. To apply, send a letter and a writing sample (15 pages maximum) by Sept. 15 to dbarden@butler.edu or Dan Barden, Butler University Department of English, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208-3485. He can be reached at (317) 940-9688.The workshop is limited to 15 students.Barden is the author of John Wayne: A Novel (Doubleday, 1997) and The Next Right Thing (Dial Press, 2012). He has published personal essays in GQ, Details and Esquire.Barden began offering public fiction-writing workshops in 1999.He said he will push students to write at least 30 minutes a day and will help bring out their natural abilities.“This class has been a gateway for many people into MFA programs both at Butler and around the country,” he said. “It’s a great course, which I run as though it were a graduate course, but I also think it’s great preparation for a more serious level of writing.”

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