Writing Class with Laura Pritchett-Out of the Sheets, Onto the Page

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Laura Pritchett, novelist and essayist, will teach two writing classes at This House of Books. Her first class will be on Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00. The second class will be on Saturday morning, also at This House of Books, from 10 to noon.

Because the classes are limited to 15 people and classes may be canceled if fewer than five participants sign up, pre-registration is required. You may pre-register online using the links provided here or you may telephone us at 406-534-1133.

Class 1: "Out of the Sheets, Onto the Page: writing good sex scenes"

Friday, January 12 from 5 to 7 pm

Price: $45, payable at the door

Class Description

Sex is not always good, but it’s always revealing! Whether it’s fantastic, boring, strange, or predictable, sex is one of the most powerful unions we experience, and it shouldn’t be skipped or avoided in writing. On the other hand, a sex scene shouldn’t be included unless it serves a purpose, which is to illustrate the characters and the larger themes of the work. We’re not talking about porn, and we’re not talking about hallmarky stuff—we’re talking about genuine intimate scenes. To that end, this classy class will explore how to direct an honest gaze at this most fascinating activity and write a sex scene that doesn’t make you blush.

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Alternately, you may telephone us at 406-534-1133 or leave a message on our contact page.

About Laura Pritchett

Photograph of Laura Pritchett who will teach two writing classes in January 2018 at This House of Books

Laura Pritchett is the author of nine books. She began her writing journey with the short story collection Hell’s Bottom, Colorado, which won the PEN USA Award for Fiction and the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. This was followed by the novels Sky Bridge, Stars Go Blue, Red Lightning, and The Blue Hour, which garnered other major writing awards, including the High Plains Fiction Award. She’s also editor of three anthologies: Pulse of the River, Home Land, and Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers. She has two nonfiction books: Great Colorado Bear Stories and Making Friends with Death. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, O Magazine, Salon, High Country News, The Sun, Brain, Child, and many others. She holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University and teaches around the country.

More about Laura at www.laurapritchett.com.

Event date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
This House of Books
224 North Broadway
Billings, MT 59101