Master's Class in Memoir with Brian Castner
Saturday 30th Mar, 2019

Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington St, upper Buffalo, NY 14203
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $60 members; $75 non-members
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What do you need to take your writing to the next level? Brian Castner will lead a one-day workshop on revising short personal essays and memoir, to reach that breakthrough where a piece reaches its full potential.

This Master Class will include the opportunity to workshop a piece of writing (max. 2500 words). The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2019. Please send your selected writing to

Brian Castner is a nonfiction writer, former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer, and veteran of the Iraq War. He is the author of Disappointment RiverAll the Ways We Kill and Die, and the war memoir The Long Walk, which was adapted into an opera and named a New York Times Editor’s Pick and an Amazon Best Book. His journalism and essays have appeared in the New York TimesWIREDEsquireThe AtlanticForeign Policy, and on National Public Radio. He is the co-editor of The Road Ahead, a collection of short stories featuring veteran writers, and has twice received grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, to cover the Ebola outbreak in Liberia in 2014, and to paddle the 1200-mile Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean in 2016. In March 2018, he joined Amnesty International as a Senior Crisis Advisor.

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