Georgia College Connections | Peter Selgin Explores The Bond Between Readers And Writers In Your First Page

Writer Peter Selgin
Writer Peter Selgin

Peter Selgin is a novelist, essayist, playwright, editor and visual artist. But he also is a teacher. He believes deeply in the craft of writing and that it must be learned so that the writer can unlock their true potential.

 

One stream of Selgin’s published output focuses on helping other writers master the craft.

His latest book is “Your First Page: first pages and what they tell us about the pages that follow them.” In this novel approach to examining the story, Selgin explores “the premise that almost everything that can go right or wrong in a work of fiction or memoir goes wrong or right on the first page.”

 

In this special edition of Georgia College Connections, Selgin joins host Daniel McDonald for a conversation about writing, reading and the bond created between writer and reader right at the beginning.

 

“Your First Page: first pages and what they tell us about the pages that follow them” is out now from Serving House Books. You can learn more and purchase a copy of the book at peterselgin.com.