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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman December 14, 2017 - 11:37am

I know most of you probably saw this already, but I wanted to spread the word as far as I can. 

Chuck and Lidia are offering a 12-week course in Portland, every Monday for 3 months. It's an incredible opportunity.

I have no stake in this. I'm being straight-up when I tell you that you should apply if it's at all feasible.

There are lots of reasons different folks can't attend. But in terms of price, even if you flew out every week, I think you'd get your money's worth. In terms of quality, I think you'd be hard-pressed to find higher-quality instruction at any university or workshop. Also, there's no application fee. You just have to submit 500 words or less to an email address. This is very rare too. 

I applied. I applied last time and didn't get in. But I wanted to give it another shot. 

I want to link everyone to a very short "inside track" Chuck provided for a workshop about a year ago. This advice was for last time, but I'm guessing we'd all do well to pay attention: http://chuckpalahniuk.net/news/an-inside-track-on-the-writing-wrong-course

Here's the column with all the details:

https://litreactor.com/news/learn-how-you-yes-you-can-spend-12-weeks-workshopping-with-chuck-palahniuk-and-lidia-yuknavitch

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel December 14, 2017 - 1:16pm

If I were in Portland, that would be amazing.

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman December 15, 2017 - 4:07pm

I just flew into Portland at about midnight a few days ago. I'll say that it's unfortunate that the public transpo doesn't run all night, but there are lots of good sleeping spots in that airport. :)

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman December 28, 2017 - 1:37pm

I got in! Will I see any of you there?

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel December 30, 2017 - 9:01pm

Congrats!!! That's awesome. Don't forget to share the information!

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman December 31, 2017 - 11:03am

Wink!

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TheScrivener from Seattle is reading short stories January 1, 2018 - 1:49pm

WOW! Have a great time in the workshop.