John Dufresne's Writer's Workshop

We are delighted to be welcoming John Dufresne back to town for his regular writing workshop!  Drop by to check out his books or learn more!

Event date: 

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

Event address: 

89 Central Square
Seaside, FL 32459
Flash!: Writing the Very Short Story Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393352351
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 13th, 2018

The history of fiction has been dominated by the novel and the short story. But now there is this seemingly brave new genre around: very brief fiction. It has been called Sudden, Micro, Skinny, Hyper, Mini, Short-Short, Minute, Instant, Nano, Pill-size, Pocket-size, Postcard, and Furious. This is fiction approaching haiku, the art of few words and many suggestions.


The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393325812
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2004

Finally, a truly creative--and hilarious--guide to creative writing, full of encouragement and sound advice. Provocative and reassuring, nurturing and wise, The Lie That Tells a Truth is essential to writers in general, fiction writers in particular, beginning writers, serious writers, and anyone facing a blank page.


Is Life Like This?: A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393338836
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2011

John Dufresne's smart, practical, hard-nosed guide is for the person who has always wanted to write a novel but has been daunted by the sometimes chaotic, always challenging writing process. A patient teacher and an experienced writer, Dufresne focuses his expertise and good humor on helping aspiring novelists take their first tentative steps.


Requiem, Mass. Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780393334869
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 1st, 2009

John Dufresne takes us to Requiem, Massachusetts, where Johnny's mom is driving in the breakdown lane once again. Dad is down South somewhere living his secret life. And little sister Audrey, when she's not walking her cat Deluxe in a baby stroller, spends her time locked in a closet. Johnny, meanwhile, is hell-bent on saving the family from itself.


Love Warps the Mind a Little Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780393330953
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 17th, 2008

Ever since Lafayette Proulx quit his day job, left his wife, hauled his dog and his Royal portable across town to Judi Dubey's house, and set out at last to be a fiction writer, his life has been a sordid mess. Judi's exotically dysfunctional family isn't all to blame. Sure, the murders are disconcerting. And, yes, Judi's father's gone off the deep end.


No Regrets, Coyote Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393348927
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 2nd, 2014


As Wylie begins his own investigation with the help of his friend Bay Lettique--a poker-playing sleight-of-hand artist with links to the Everglades County underworld--he discovers a web of corruption involving the police union, Ponzi-scheming lawyers, county politicians, and the Russian mob. What follows is a heart-stopping, edgy novel that introduces a completely original crime solver.


I Don't Like Where This Is Going: A Wylie Coyote Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393353815
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 25th, 2017

John Dufresne has been hailed by the New York Times as "an original talent . . . whose] humor is frightfully dark, but . . . dazzling." I Don't Like Where This Is Going continues the misadventures of therapist-on-the-run Wylie "Coyote" Melville. Wylie has witnessed a woman falling to her death outside the Luxor Hotel.


 
 
 

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