Workshop on Prose Style with Gerald J. Schiffhorst, Ph.D.

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on June 29, 2010


with Gerald J. Schiffhorst, Ph.D.

Winter Park Public Library       July 8- Aug. 12, 2010            7-8:15 p.m.

This second annual workshop, on six consecutive Thursday evenings, is intended for both fiction and non-fiction writers who want to develop their prose style.

·        Learn how sentences and paragraphs work and how you can create more varied and interesting ones.

·        Learn how to construct expressive paragraphs, using description and other modes of writing.

·        Create your own one-page descriptions, stories, or articles and practice analyzing, revising, and editing them.

Dr. Gerald Schiffhorst has taught writing for more than 40 years, mostly at the University of Central Florida.  He is the author of numerous (non-fiction) books, articles and reviews as well as six editions of a college writing textbook (with Donald Pharr), Grammar, Etc.  Chris McClelland, a fiction writer who is assistant editor of Narrative magazine, will join in the presentations and discussions.


The workshop is limited to 18 people, so register early. Non-residents of Winter Park are welcome!  The cost is $25 for members of the Lifelong Learning Institute of the WPPL, $50 for non-members.  The fee includes the cost of course materials. Call the Institute at WPPL at 407-623-3279 to register.  Or go online at

The course will meet on the third floor (Melanson Room) of the Winter Park Public Library, 430 E. New England Ave., Winter Park.

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