Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

A Gift to Memphis

This fall, acclaimed novelist Richard Bausch will teach a fiction workshop for people in the community—and it won’t cost aspiring writers a dime

July 15, 2010 Award-winning novelist and short-story writer Richard Bausch will teach an unusual writing workshop this fall at the University of Memphis, where he holds the Moss Chair of Excellence in English. University students are not eligible for the course; it is open only to members of the community, and aspiring writers who are selected will attend free of charge. Ten to twelve applicants will be chosen. Classes will meet weekly in the evening, beginning the last week of August.

To apply for the workshop, send a writing sample of no more than twenty pages of fiction to Richard Bausch, Moss Workshop, Department of English, 429 Patterson Hall, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, 38152. Include your name, phone number, and an email address. Deadline for applications is July 20.

For more information, contact Jan Coleman at 901-678-4692 or