Sundress Academy for the Arts
Writing Booze: A Workshop and Cocktail Class
July 25th 4:00-7:00PM
195 Tobby Hollow Ln, Knoxville, TN 37931
The Sundress Academy for the Arts is proud to present “Writing Booze: A Workshop and Cocktail Class” taught by visiting writer, Sam Slaughter.
There’s no doubt about the connection between alcohol and literature. Any number of books and studies (The Trip to Echo Spring, for example) discuss these connections.
This workshop will begin a dialogue with participants in a two-fold manner. First, they will use texts from famous authors (Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, among others) to examine how they write about and discuss alcohol in the context of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Participants will then use this knowledge and apply it to in-class writing on similar topics.
Each hour will culminate with the construction of a classic literary cocktail, which will then fuel the writing for the next hour.
This workshop runs from 4:00 to 7:00PM, and the ticket price of $45 includes instruction, booze, as well as a dinner served post-workshop. Register now to reserve your spot.
Sam Slaughter is the spirits writer for The Manual and also the author of When You Cross That Line, God in Neon (Fall 2015), and Dogs (January 2016). His work has appeared in a variety of other places including McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Midwestern Gothic. He’s worked as a winery intern, craft bartender, and helped start a brewery among other service industry jobs. He once drank whiskey out of a muskrat skull. He believes firmly that Bloody Marys should be consumed on Sundays, and he frequently brings his own mini bottles of bourbon on flights.
For more information on Sundress Academy for the Arts and their upcoming events, visit their website: www.sundresspublications.com/safta
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