Payback Time: Thanks for Your Support, Dale Gregory Anderson

 Intermedia Arts presents
Queer Voices: LGBTQIA+ Reading Series
September 27, 2016 | 7:30PM
At Intermedia Arts | 2822 Lyndale Ave South | Minneapolis
$5-25 Suggested Donation Supports the Series!

 I got an email today from excellent writer and fine person Dale Gregory Anderson, a man who has been nothing but kind to me for as long as I’ve known him. Check out his website here. I consulted Dale several years ago about a story I was writing. He read it, suggested changes, and generally encouraged me to continue working on it. I did, and it became one of my best publications (“Seizure,” Spring 2014 Ploughshares, listed under “Other Distinguished Stories of 2014” in BASS 2015.)

Dale’s got two big events coming up, so I’d like to begin to return his many favors by letting you know about them. The first is an Intermedia Arts event publicized above. On Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m., Dale will be reading as a part of this distinguished series. Below is his bio and, and the here’s the link to the event.

 Dale Gregory Anderson has published short stories in North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, The Greensboro Review, and other journals. He earned an M.F.A. from the University of Arizona and has received a number of awards for his work, including a Loft Mentor Series award, a SASE/Jerome award, a Jerome Foundation travel grant, and the Jack Dyer Fiction Prize from Crab Orchard Review. He is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. 
This Intermedia Arts event is a kind of “pay what you can” situation. But there’s another event being conducted by Dale that’s ABSOLUTELY FREE: a class he’s teaching at the Walker Library in Minneapolis on revising your fiction. I tried for about an hour to reproduce here the cool flyer he’s prepared, but I had to settle for a kind of cut and paste. You get the idea:

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10 a.m. – noon Walker Library, Calhoun Meeting Room 2880 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN55408

Join Minneapolis writer Dale Gregory Anderson for a free class on revising fiction. Whether you write short stories or novels, this class will explore many of the techniques writers use to develop characters with the emotional complexity and motivation needed to drive a work of literary fiction. All you need to bring is a pen and paper or a laptop. While we won’t have time to critique individual manuscripts, participants will have a chance to ask questions.

This is a wonderful opportunity made possible by a very talented friend of mine. You’ll only be sorry if you miss it.



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