Stephen King to give creative writing class at UMass Lowell

Author Stephen King speaks to a group of about 80 students at Sussex Regional High School in October 2012. The world-famous author drove from Maine and surprised students with an impromptu discussion on writing, following an arduous campaign by the school to convince him to visit.
Shane Magee | Kings County Record
Author Stephen King speaks to a group of about 80 students at Sussex Regional High School in October 2012. The world-famous author drove from Maine and surprised students with an impromptu discussion on writing, following an arduous campaign by the school to convince him to visit.
Posted Dec. 07, 2012, at 6:01 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 07, 2012, at 9:11 a.m.

LOWELL, Mass. — Novelist Stephen King will be sharing his experiences with creative writing students and later with a wider audience at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

The horror-master from Maine is the author of books such as “The Stand,” ”The Shining” and “The Green Mile.”

King will give a special class for creative writing majors at the university Friday.

On Friday evening, King and fellow best-selling author Andre Dubus III, who teaches at UMass-Lowell, will share the stage for a conversation about their craft.

At the end of the event, King and Dubus will sign the armchairs they sat in for a raffle to benefit a student scholarship fund.

In October, King made a surprise visit to a Sussex, New Brunswick, high school whose students campaigned for months to get him to visit them by Halloween.

 

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