PCC Center for the Arts complex

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Award-winning authors from across the country converge on Pima Community College later this month to inspire and encourage local writers at the 25thannual Pima Writers’ Workshop.

The workshop provides aspiring novelists, essayists and poets the opportunity to hone their writing skills and learn about getting published as they meet with professional writers and agents.

“Our goal is to provide workshop participants an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by published writers," said Meg Files, chair of PCC's West Campus English and Journalism department and organizer of the event.

The workshop begins Thursday, May 23 with a meet-the-authors reception. Over the following three days, participants will explore numerous topics, such as writing fiction, nonfiction, novels and memoirs. It is open to all writers, beginning and experienced.

The 11 authors participating in this year’s Pima Writers’ Workshop are: Dexter Booth, Kate Braverman, Gabrielle Burton, Tanya Chernov, Robert Gover, Debra Gwartney, Nancy Mairs, Illie RubyMalin Alegria Ramirez, Gordon Warnock and Orlando White.

Past Pima Writers’ Workshops have been covered by the Tucson Sentinel and Arizona Daily Star. The workshop’s director, Meg Files, has also been profiled by the Star.

Registration information is available from the workshop brochure, the College website or directly from Files. She can be reached at 206-6084 or mfiles@pima.edu.

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