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Writing program offers summer workshops

Local writers can hone their skills with summer workshops in poetry and prose at UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Programs. Classes are open to all interested writers but class size is limited.

Poet Jeff Davis will lead Getting the Muse Back into Gear: A Poetry Workshop, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 8 to July 13.

Brian Lee Knopp, author of Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of a P.I. in Southern Appalachia, will lead a narrative nonfiction writing workshop at the same time.

Peggy Tabor Millin, author of “Women, Writing, Soul-Making: Creativity and the Sacred Feminine,” will offer a course on memoir writing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 7 through July 5.

A fiction workshop will be held by Heather Newton, author of Under the Mercy Trees, Thursday evenings from June 9 through July 14.

In-state tuition and fees for five-session courses are $98.33; cost for out-of-state residents is $529.81.

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