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RALEIGH—At the North Carolina Writers' Network 2016 Fall Conference, November 4-6 in Raleigh, fiction writer Kim Church will teach the course "Minute Particulars."

Registration for the North Carolina Writers' Network 2016 Fall Conference is open.

William Blake wrote that “he who wishes to see a Vision, a perfect Whole / Must see it in its Minute Particulars.” So it is with making literature. Stories and novels are built of scenes; scenes are built of moments. Breaking an experience down into small units of time is a way of adding structure and emotional depth to writing; it can also make the composition of a story or a longer work less daunting. In this workshop we will look at experiences that occur within small, contained units of time and how these small moments can energize and shape our writing.

We asked Kim, "What is one piece of advice you'd give your younger, writer self?"

“Write write write write write until you figure out your process. Then trust it.”

Kim Church's debut novel Byrd (Dzanc Books, 2014) received the Crook’s Corner Book Prize, among many other awards and honors. Her short work appears in the Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, The Sun Magazine, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2016 literature fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, artist Anthony Ulinski.

Kim will also co-teach the course "How to Work with an Agent," with literary agent Emma Patterson of Brandt & Hochman.

What you’ve heard is true: the author-agent relationship is a sort of marriage—and like any good marriage, it needs care and feeding. In this workshop, we’ll discuss finding the right agent, knowing what to expect (and not expect), and how to make the relationship a stronghold amid the slings and arrows of the ever-changing business of publishing.

Register for NCWN's 2016 Fall Conference now at

The nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to all writers, in all genres, at all stages of development. For additional information, visit


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