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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa to host workshop with humorist Wade Rouse


The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will host a special workshop for aspiring writers with humorist Wade Rouse on Wednesday, April 17 at OSU-Tulsa.

“We are pleased to welcome Wade Rouse to again share his talent and expertise with aspiring writers in Oklahoma,” said Teresa Miller, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers. “Using his experience, demeanor and one-of-a-kind humor, Wade will share with participants how to take your manuscript through the publication process.”

“Chapter 2 – How to Perfect, Polish and Complete Your Book and Land an Agent” will provide participants the opportunity to interact with Rouse as he shares his personal experience of writing memoirs. Rouse will use exercises to help participants become familiar with the writing process as well as share helpful tips to get published and find an agent.

The workshop, which is limited to 50 participants, runs from 1-4:30 p.m. at OSU-Tulsa. The cost to attend the workshop is $30. To register, contact Miller at 918-594-8215 or teresa.miller@okstate.edu.

At 7 p.m., the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa and the Tulsa City-County Library will present “Hilarity at Harwelden, An Evening with Wade Rouse” at the Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main. Rouse will read from his memoir, answer questions and autograph books. This event is free to the public.

Rouse, a native of the Ozarks, wrote his first memoir, America’s Boy, which was chosen as a Borders Best Book of the Year. His other memoirs include Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler, At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life, and his current memoir It’s All Relative: 2 Families, 3 Dogs, 34 Holidays and 50 Boxes of Wine. He has also created and edited the dog anthology, I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales about Man’s Best Friend from America’s Favorite Humorists.

The Washington Post calls Rouse “an original writer and impressive new voice,” and the Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic states that his memoirs are filled with “sparkling humor” and that everyone should “read Wade Rouse, especially if you value laughter and wisdom.” Writer’s Digest named Rouse the No. 2 Writer, Dead or Alive, We’d Love to Have Drinks With, placing him behind Ernest Hemingway.

To learn more about these events and other programs, visit Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers website at http://poetsandwriters.okstate.edu.

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