>Orson Scott Card’s "Boot Camp"

>I confess I have not read Orson Scott Card‘s work, and I didn’t realize he was local. He apparently teaches at Southern Virginia University–a Mormon college in the town of Buena Vista, not far from where I live. This came to my attention because I just heard about Uncle Orson’s Writing Class and Literary Boot Camp which is taking place this August on the campus of SVU.

I don’t think it’s for me, but I’m interested that such an event is taking place so nearby.

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  1. >Maybe he just comes out once a year to do this boot camp. I was pretty sure he lived in Utah.

  2. >It looks like he might also teach an occasional class at SVU, but the school’s website doesn’t list him as faculty.

  3. >Jessie, he is, according to his website:

    Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He recently began a longterm position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.

    Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.

  4. >I applied to Boot Camp and was one of the 15 people accepted this year. I'm pretty excited. I think it will be a lot of fun to work alongside some other writers. And I'm a pretty big fan of the Ender series, so it will be great to meet Orson Scott Card.

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