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April 30, 2018

This summer Shawnee State University will be offering a creative workshop, Escape Reality with Fiction Writing, on Sat., June 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Flohr Lecture Hall of the Clark Memorial Library.

The workshop will be led by Christina Jones, SSU alumna and Career Advisor of SSU’s Student Career Services. She is also an adjunct instructor for the Department of English and Humanities and the University College. Jones has an M.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Ohio University. Jones has published poetry, fiction and non-fiction pieces in anthologies and literary journals.

Attendees will learn the methods of creating unusual plots, realistic characters with unusual circumstances, plot-twists and memorable endings.

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to get together with other people interested and excited about writing fiction,” said Jones. “To me, fiction writing offers such a great escape to worlds where anything is possible. Summer fees like that for both student and teachers, so I’m hoping this workshop is a great combination. I have some fun writing techniques to teach about creating plot-twists and unpredictable characters, and I can’t wait to see what’s created from the workshop.”

The Fiction Writing Workshop is open to all SSU students, staff and faculty, as well as anyone 18 years of age or older. Registration fee is $50 and includes lunch. Deadline to register is May 25. Day of registration fee will be available at $55.

Registration can be found online (pdf).

Payment can be processed in person, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Room 211 of the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts; or mailed to Office of Academic Events & Partnerships, Shawnee State University, 940 Second Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; or by phone by calling Mistie Spicer, Coordinator of the Office of Academic Events & Partnership, at (740) 351-3635, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Spicer at (740) 351-3635 or at

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