Free writing workshop: “Embracing the Difficult: Writing Beyond What’s Comfortable.”

On Thursday February 9th, Fred Leebron will give a workshop for writers on “Embracing the Difficult: Writing Beyond What’s Comfortable.”

At this workshop writers will learn to transcend their unique writing voice via strategies that facilitate the accessing of new content, styles, and techniques.

First, the workshop will focus on creative writing foundations  of meaning, content and  technique, and then we will examine various constructs that expand and define a writer’s range of technique and the spectrum of his or her voice.

Participation in the workshop is free but places are limited. You can register for a place by contacting Claudia Clemente at Registration closes on Friday January 23rd.

About Fred Leebron

Fred Leebron is program director of the low-residency Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte. He is also the director of the first European-based low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing, (associatedwith Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania).

Leebron himself has published three novels, a textbook, and two anthologies. Awards for his writing include a Pushcart Prize, an O.Henry Award, a Fulbright Scholarship, and numerous state and other grants. The film adaptation of one of his novels was a finalist for a Canadian “Oscar” in best adapted screenplay.

Leebron will be speaking in Amsterdam as part of a European tour in which he will give workshops and discuss the new European  MFA program. The program will be organized around rotating annual two-week residencies in Dublin, Barcelona, Vienna and Bratislava.  Faculty attached to the program include Jayne Anne Phillips, Aleksandar Hemon, Dinaw Mengestu, Robert Antoni, Jeffrey Greene, David St. John, Gwyneth Lewis, David Bezmozgis, and Kathryn Rhett.

What: Free workshop for writers on “Embracing the Difficult: Writing Beyond What’s Comfortable.”
Date: Thursday, February 9th
Time: 6pm
Place: The ABC Treehouse, Voetboogstraat 11, Amsterdam
More information and registration: Claudia Clemente at