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Surprising Beginnings, Startling Endings

Sunday, December 2, 2018

3:00PM - 6:00PM

$60 New Student | $45 Returning

Live Stream Available


We all know that beginnings and endings are tough to write. Kurt Vonnegut says we should begin a piece as close to the end as possible; essayist Ryan Van Meter believes that great endings resemble pieces of music. In this Sunday seminar, we will discuss and practice techniques for finding compelling conclusions, and the introductions that spawn them. Not sure where to start? How to stop? Let’s find out together.

  • Fee: $60 or $45 for former/current students | Live Stream Available!

    • Amy Bernhard, Presenter

    • Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 3:00PM to 6:00PM

    • Seminar meets at The Drawing Board at 75 & Campbell: 1900 Jay Ell Dr / Richardson, TX / 75081

    • Live Stream is available for students who live outside of Dallas. Just let us know when you register.

    Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this seminar.


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Instructor Amy Bernhard is a writer whose essays appear in The Rumpus, VICE Magazine, Catapult, Hazlitt, Redivider, The Toast, Ninth Letter, The Iowa Review, and The Colorado Review, among others. She presently teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Texas-Arlington and The University of Iowa.  She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, and her work has been awarded grants from The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Arts.