Master’s Class Fall 2018–Novelist-Playwright James Magruder

From the Shapiro Center for Writing:

Shapiro Center for Writing, Master Class Fall 2018

Workshop for Stage and Page!!!

James Magruder is a fiction writer, playwright, and translator. His Three French Comedies (Yale University Press), was named an “Outstanding Literary Translation of the Year” by the American Literary Translators Association. Today, his versions of Molière, Marivaux, Lesage, Labiche, Gozzi, Dickens, Hofmannsthal, and Giraudoux have been produced across the country. He also wrote the book for the much-loved Broadway musical Triumph of Love.

His stories have appeared in New England Review, The Normal School, The Gettysburg Review, Bloom, Subtropics, and the anthologies Boy Crazy and New Stories from the Midwest, among others. His debut novel, Sugarless (University of Wisconsin Press), was a Lambda Literary Award finalist and was shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelists Award and the 2010 William Saroyan International Writing Prize. His first story collection, Let Me See It, appeared in June 2014 from TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press. (“There are few authors who write with as much sensitivity and tenderness as James Magruder; he has a way of finding something beautiful in the most heartbreaking moments . . . With sharp touches of humor, this is a marvel of a story.” —Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang)

James is a four-time fellow of the MacDowell Colony. His writing has also been supported by the New Harmony Project, the Ucross Foundation, the Blue Mountain Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers Conference, and the Jerome Foundation. In addition to his plays and fiction, he’s taught translation and adaptation at the Yale School of Drama for many years.

??Open to All Students
??Must Apply
?Must be able to attend every workshop!


Monday, September 17th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Monday, October 15th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm followed by dinner
Monday, November 12th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm followed by reading a reading by James Magruder

Apply to Amy Bloom, abloom[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with cover letter expressing interest and experience and a sample of your work.

Date: Monday, September 17; Monday, October 15; Monday, November 12
Time: 6:00-8:30 PM

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