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City Lit Panel and Creative Writing Workshop

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2013 by nikkorpon

FrinkLots of stuff going on behind the scenes but I thought I should mention these two things before it got too late.

On Thursday, 11 April, I’ll be leading a fiction workshop, “From Hero to Trickster: Using Archetypes in Your Fiction” as part of CCBC’s Creative Writing Forum. We’ll be talking about character archetypes in fiction, as well as plotting stories. The workshop will wrap up with the entire class building a story from the ground up. The workshop will be in Room E213 from 4-5.15PM on CCBC’s Catonsville campus.

A few days later, I’ll be moderating the “Mysterious Adaptation: Noir from Novels to the Movies” panel at the CityLit Festival in Mount Vernon (which George Saunders is headlining!) on Saturday 13 April from 12-1.30PM. Ariel Winter, Art Taylor, Brian Lindenmuth and I will be discussing adapting mystery novels from page to screen. The panel will be in Pratt Library in the School and Student Services room on the second floor from 12-1.30PM. There will also be a signing/arguing session afterwards. The panel blurb is below.

With the recent release of the Anthony Hopkins movie Hitchcock, interest in film noir has peaked again. But before these stories hit celluloid, many of them lurked in the dark pages and gutters of books. What is the mystery behind adapting a great novel to the silver screen? Join host Nik Korpon and panelists for a thrilling discussion.

There’s more exciting stuff that I should be able to talk about soon, the least of which is a redesign of this woefully outdated website. Don’t get me wrong: It’ll still be WordPress, but at least a different WordPress than it is now.


From My Brain to Your Ears

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by nikkorpon

ImageI’ve got a couple readings coming up I’m pretty excited about.

On Sunday 29 January, I’ll be reading at the Lit and Art series, at the Watermark Gallery in downtown Baltimore (100 S. Charles to be exact.) The reading runs from 2-5. Eric D Goodman curates the series, and he’s an excellent writer, so I can only assume he has good taste in reading. Then again, I’ll be there, so maybe he’s just kind.

RIght after the Lit and Art reading, head up Charles to the Baltimore Hostel (17 W. Mulberry) for the January edition of Last Rites, hosted by Pat King and myself. We’ll have Timmy Reed, Jessica McHugh and PH Madore reading and Clint Thompson playing a couple songs.

Next month, on Wednesday 15 February at 7PM, I’ll be joining Sandra Ruttan and Elizabeth Hand on a noir panel down at One More Page Books. It’s part of George Mason University’s Fall for the Book festival, and should be a lot of fun. There’ll be some Q+A, discussion, agonizing over ‘What is the definition of Noir?’questions which will lead to us getting Anthony Neil Smith on speakerphone, reading and eventually debauchery, as they offer wine alongside the books, too. So, pretty much what readings should be. Big thanks to Terry Nebeker for getting it all together.

Hope to see you at one or the other or the other.