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As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and care for our community, Just Buffalo Literary Center has postponed a number of events, and we will follow the guidance of Buffalo Public Schools in terms of Just Buffalo Writing Center programming.

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Fiction Workshop: The Sentence as an Event with Ravi Mangla

What makes a powerful sentence? How do you write sentences that worm their way into the ear and propel the reader forward? In this workshop, we’ll analyze the anatomy of compelling sentences by looking at a range of authors, including Christine Schutt, Michael Ondaatje, and Jamaica Kincaid. You will have time and opportunity to practice writing and receiving feedback on dynamic sentences of your own, and will leave the workshop with a toolkit for elevating your practice.

Ravi Mangla is the author of The Observant (Spuyten Duyvil) and Understudies (Outpost19). His writing has appeared in The AtlanticThe NationJacobinThe Kenyon ReviewCincinnati ReviewMid-American ReviewSalonThe Paris Review DailyQuarterly WestAmerican Short FictionTin House Online, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He lives in Rochester, NY.

Recommended Reading: The Sentence is a Lonely Place” by Garielle Lutz

This virtual class is streamed via Zoom. Capacity is limited to 12.

Members $30 | General Public $40 |  Scholarships available


Wednesday, April 19, 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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