UNO writer-in-residence Fredrick Barton is the author of ten books, including the volume of essays Rowing to Sweden, the jazz opera libretto Ash Wednesday, and the novels In the Wake of the Flagship, The El Cholo Feeling Passes, Courting Pandemonium, With Extreme Prejudice, and A House Divided, which won the William Faulkner Prize. Hismost recent book is Monday Nights, a collection of stories by the graduates and faculty of University of New Orleans’s Creative Writing Workshop.
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Monday Nights: Stories from the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans
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Monday Nights: Stories from the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans (editor)
For the last twenty-five years, the fiction writers in the MFA program at the University of New Orleans have met on Monday nights to share and discuss their work, to study and enhance the craft of their calling. Not all the stories contained in this volume were produced for, and displayed in, Monday-night workshop, but all the writers included here devoted three years of Monday nights to sharpening their literary talents. This book celebrates the writers they have become.
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