Critique Sessions: 2016

Critique Sessions

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Workshops – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There is no single way to write a good book, but we all have to start at the same place by writing those first few pages. But how do we know how good they are, and if we’re on the right track?

The Conference Critique Workshops offer a day of inspiration, motivation and positive feedback from faculty members and fellow students in an intimate setting. Small groups of no more than 12 writers (select Fiction or Nonfiction) will come together to critique each other’s ten-page submissions. Workshop critiques for each individual will last at least 30 minutes, and workshop leaders will provide a written one-page critique to each student.

2016 Critique Session Leaders Announced!

Eric at Charleston Hotel for FFG Sept 2011With over 40 years of professional writing experience, Eric Cravey began his career as a radio newsman and has written for daily and weekly community newspapers, business journals and lifestyle magazines as well as specialty trade publications. He has also produced TV commercials and provided creative direction for public relations teams in the private sector. Cravey says he’s not shy about tackling any subject that demands words—from compiling police and military briefs for news outlets to delving into subjects as complex as publicly traded companies undergoing possible hostile takeovers to those as light as the rise of a high school basketball star. Cravey brings expertise as a nonfiction specialist to the roster of Critiques Sessions instructors.

United Press International has named Cravey Stringer of Year in Georgia. He has also won an Image Award of Distinction from the Florida Public Relations Association and an Excellence in Business News Reporting Award from the Florida Press Club. Cravey holds an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from one of the top-rated writing programs in the U.S., Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.

Writer Sohrab FracisSohrab Homi Fracis won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, juried by the legendary Iowa Writers Workshop, for Ticket to Minto: Stories of India and America (University of Iowa Press). It was re-published in India and translated into German.  His timely new novel, Go Home, is forthcoming.  He was awarded the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature/Fiction and the Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in Fiction. He was Visiting Writer in Residence at Augsburg College, and an artist in residence at Escape to Create and Yaddo.

Darlyn KuhnDarlyn Finch Kuhn‘s work has appeared in literary journals, newspapers, magazines and online, in addition to her two poetry collections (Red Wax Rose and Three Houses). Her poems have been featured on Poetic Logic on NPR, and read by Garrison Keillor on the Writers Almanac. She was interviewed on World Radio Paris. Kuhn is the eponymous “Scribbler,” of the Scribbles literary e-newsletter. She produces book trailer videos with her husband at Brad Kuhn & Associates in Orlando, Florida. Her debut novel, Sewing Holes, (available now from Twisted Road Publications) won first prize in the 2015 Royal Palm Awards from the Florida Writers Association.