Reno author holds creative writing workshop

Reno author holds creative writing workshop

CARSON CITY, Nevada (June 15, 2017) – Award-winning Nevada author Eric Neuenfeldt will be holding a free creative writing workshop on Saturday, June 24, at the Sierra Arts Foundation in Reno.

Neuenfeldt, a fiction writer and English teacher at Truckee Meadows Community College, is a recipient of the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship in Literary Arts in 2017.

Neuenfeldt will lead participants through writing exercises in addition to using published examples of writing for short stories, novels and memoirs. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring any writing works they have in progress. The event begins at 2 p.m.

A graduate of the MFA program at Oklahoma State University, Neunfeldt’s collection of short stories, “Wild Horse,” received the 2015 Grace Paley Prize for Short fiction from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs. His chapbook of stories, “Fall Ends Tomorrow,” won the 2010 Iron Horse Literary Review Chapbook contest.

Sierra Arts Foundation is located at 17 South Virginia St., in Reno.

The Artist Fellowship Program was created in 1988 by the Nevada Arts Council to encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence by providing financial support to Nevada artists. The 12-month fellowships provide artists with time, materials and living expenses, and may be awarded to artists at any stage of their career development. Since the program’s inception, NAC has recognized the work of 222 actors, dancers, choreographers, composers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, playwrights, poets, sculptors, theater directors, visual artists and writers. By acknowledging outstanding artistic accomplishment, the program promotes public awareness and appreciation of the role of the artist in society.

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Photo caption: Author Eric Neuenfeldt, a TMCC English professor, will hold a creative writing workshop at Sierra Arts Foundation in Reno on June 24. Provided by Nevada Arts Council

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