Southwest Tennessee Community College

January 20, 2006

For more information, contact: Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023

Noted Author to Conduct Writing Workshop at Southwest
Written by Brenda J. Rayner

Author Jerome Wilson, adjunct instructor of English at Southwest, will conduct a creative writing workshop on February 8, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Honors Program office on the Union Avenue Campus. The workshop is sponsored by the College’s forthcoming literary magazine, Hieroglyph, in conjunction with the Honors Program.

The workshop is open to the entire community, with preference given to students, staff, and faculty of Southwest. Up to fifteen applicants will be accepted. Those interested in applying should send between five and ten pages of original prose fiction to Creative Writing Workshop, c/o Thad Cockrill, Southwest Tennessee Community College, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134.

Wilson has taught at Southwest since 2004. His first collection of short fiction, The Paper Garden and Other Stories, was published in 2005. His work has been much acclaimed and has appeared in Ploughshares, Drumvoices Revue, and Memphis, and has been anthologized in collections including Homeworks: A Book of Tennessee Writers and African-American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology. Novelist Randall Kenan, in his introduction to Wilson’s Paper Garden, says, “These stories bear witness and sing a powerful song.”

For more information about the workshop or Hieroglyph, call (901) 333-4604.