You Too Can Be a Buddha-killer

Always wanted to kill Buddhas but feel you lack the weapons?

Well, you’re not alone. That’s why Buddha-killer Gordon Haber will be running a special fiction workshop this summer. He ha

s taught at high-rolling places like NYU and Columbia, but with this workshop you can work with him in a more intimate setting and for a more sensible price.

Give your writing the attention it deserves with this fun, intellectually rigorous, supportive workshop. As usual, you submit your work, receive feedback, and provide the same for others. Also we’ll be discussing specific aspects of narrative writing: dialogue, plot, description, and more.

The info: 6 sessions, 6-8 pm, Wednesdays, 6/17 to 7/22. The cost: $400. (Payment plans OK if needed.) We have a nice midtown location at 36th and 8th.

About me: An experienced teacher and writer, Gordon Haber received his MFA from Columbia University in 2002. His fiction, essays, and criticism has appeared in a variety of newspapers and journals, such as The Forward, Killing the Buddha, The New York Sun, Zeek, the Nebraska Review, and Heeb Magazine. In addition to his shorter pieces, Gordon is currently at work on a novel.

If you’re interested, write to Gordon here.

And while you’re at it, you can ponder your way through Louis Menand’s New Yorker piece on whether creative writing should be taught.

Nathan Schneider is an editor of Killing the Buddha and writes about religion, reason, and violence for a variety of publications. He is also a founding editor of Waging Nonviolence. His first two books, published by University of California Press in 2013, are God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet and Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse. Visit his website at The Row Boat.