Fundamentals of Writing with Jim Butcher

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Online, Off campus

Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher for a talk about the fundamentals of writing on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 6 to 7 p.m. Mountain Daylight time (8 to 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) on Zoom. 

Open to the public and free. To learn more and register, visit our website at

The Zoom link will be sent out the day of the event. This event will also be live streamed via facebook at if the Zoom room is full.

Jim Butcher will also be teaching his class Scene and Sequel the same day on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight time on Zoom. To learn more and register, visit our website at

About the Author

Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console and LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in the mountains outside Denver, Colorado.

Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales. He came by this name in the early 1990s when he decided he would become a published author. Usually only 3 in 1000 who make such an attempt actually manage to become published; of those, only 1 in 10 make enough money to call it a living. The sale of a second series was the breakthrough that let him beat the long odds against attaining a career as a novelist.

All the same, he refuses to change his nickname.

Event for: Adults, Current students, Faculty and staff

Event category: Arts and Culture, Lectures & Educational Programs

Hosting/Sponsoring organization/Unit: The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

For event inquiries: Jake Friedman 240-593-1757

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