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Sands Hall's essay "Making Workshops Work" was published in the anthology Writers Workshop in a Book. (Chronicle Books, 2007)

Since 1969, the prestigious Squaw Valley Community of Writers has helped develop the art and craft of many who are now household names. Instructors such as Michael Chabon, Mark Childress, Diane Johnson, Anne Lamott, Robert Stone, and Amy Tan have distilled their advice and wisdom from seminars and lectures, and the result is a book that captures the workshop experience of complete submersion in the writing process. With an introduction by novelist and short story master Richard Ford, himself a conference attendee in the 1970s, this volume gives the writer and dedicated reader a jolt of inspiration, sharp insight into matters of technique, and a feeling of camaraderie with a writing community.


Sands Hall's essay "The Backpack, or Lessons from a Tough Workshop " was published in the anthology The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers' Workshop (Hyperian, 2001)

This collection consists of forty-three stories, each with an introduction by writers from the Iowa Workshop. It also includes original essays on both the writing life and trends in 20th century American Literature that were shaped by the growth of the Iowa program and the programs that followed.


Sands Hall's story "Hide & Go Seek" was published in the The Iowa Review (Issue 38, Winter '09)

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