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Award-winning Colorado Noir Author to Host Writing Workshop at the Library

Jon Bassoff will help writers stretch beyond their comfort zone in June 26 Writers’ Group meeting

Post Date:06/13/2018 2:17 pm

The next meeting of the Writers' Group will include a special guest instructor.

William Faulkner once said that “A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.” Jon Bassoff, the author of five noir novels, will host a writing workshop at the June 26 meeting of the Longmont Library’s Writers’ Group, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Bassoff will discuss how these three elements can be used to write a compelling novel, and he will focus on writing what you don’t know, compelling writers to step away from their writing comfort zone. Registration is not required for this meet-up group.

Bassoff was born in 1974 in New York City and currently lives with his family in a ghost town somewhere in Colorado. His mountain gothic novel, Corrosion, has been translated in French and German and was nominated for the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, France’s biggest crime fiction award. Two of his novels, Corrosion and The Disassembled Man have both been optioned for the big screen, with Emile Hirsch set to star in The Disassembled Man and scheduled to begin filming in 2019. For his day job, Bassoff teaches high school English where he is known by students and faculty alike as the deranged writer guy. He is a connoisseur of tequila, hot sauces, psychobilly music, and flea-bag motels.

The Longmont Public Library’s Writers’ Group meets each Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 pm in the Library’s “Unquiet Study Area” on the second floor.  Registration is not required.  Get more information on the Library’s webpage or on

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