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Write your first page with creative writing professor Peter Selgin

March 12, 2021 - 00:00
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Peter Selgin will lead the first Writers Workshop of 2021, helping authors write their first page. This two-hour session of Georgia Writers Museum’s popular Writers Workshop series will be held virtually, via Zoom, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 27. The workshop is $45 per participant and includes a copy of Your Frist Page: First Pages and What They Tell Us about the Pages that Follow Them by Selgin. Participants are encouraged to submit their first page for review and feedback during the workshop. For more information or to register, visit

Peter Selgin is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. He is the author of three books on the craft of writing, three fiction and three nonfiction books, a featured writer in nine anthologies, and author of five children’s books. His latest novel, Duplicity, was released in December 2020 and chronicles the story of an estranged twin brother who takes on the life of his identical brother after the brother’s untimely death.

Interested? Join Peter as he helps budding authors and experienced writers craft their first page.

Your First Page is based on the premise that almost everything that can go right or wrong in a work of fiction or memoir goes wrong or right on the first page,” Peter explained. During the upcoming two-hour Writers Workshop, Peter will review participants’ first pages and provide feedback and insight into the writing process that he uses in his book and throughout his courses at Georgia College. Peter further explained that the first page “establishes the crucial bond between writers and readers, setting us off on a path toward the heart or climax of a story, or failing to do so.”

Georgia Writers Museum encourages readers and writers alike to meet Peter on March 27 th . Peter’s workshop, while geared toward writers, will explore the anatomy of how a wellwritten story gets off the ground. “Maybe this will help me focus the next time I walk into a bookstore, and I want to take everything home,” laughed Georgia Writers Museum Director Melissa Swindell. “Understanding the first page and its behindthe-scenes development will teach writers and readers what to look for when they choose their next book.”