Back To Schedule
Saturday, April 21 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Writing from Workshop 52: Dan Chaon writing workshop

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Dan Chaon, famed author and NYTimes Bestseller, returns to UntitledTown for a second year and brings his creative pedagogy for crafting fiction, poetry and any creative work, developed with cartoonist Lynda Barry.

This workshop is free but attendees must reserve their spot via our free ticketing service on EventBrite. Attendees without tickets may be allowed to join as space permits.

The workshop is not for any one genre —We encourage any writers or artists who seek to add narratives to their work to attend. “Artists who have always thought about adding a narrative element to their work, fiction writers who are struggling with ideas — they think they want to write fiction, but don’t know how to get a story started — or people that want to write memoir but don’t think their life is interesting enough. I think all three of these are covered — fiction, nonfiction, the graphic novelist,” said author Dean Bakopoulos said.

“A lot of workshops like this; you go to; and maybe you have a really good time, but it’s not ultimately that useful, or it’s really useful but it’s not that enjoyable … and it really feels like a class you’re taking and you have to force yourself to pay attention,” said author Alissa Nutting said. “This is one of the rare times where it’s so fun, but it’s so useful. Workshops of theirs that I’ve been to, I still use things that I learned. I’m excited to get more tricks.”

Space is limited to 40 participants -- come prepared with a notebook and several black Flair pens. Work is done with manual writing -- no laptops! This workshop is free but all participants must reserve their spot via EventBrite.

avatar for Dan Chaon

Dan Chaon

Dan Chaon is the acclaimed author of Among the Missing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and You Remind Me of Me, which was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, and... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
KI Convention Center Room 7 (Breakout Area)