Pima Community College- 2010 Pima Writers’ Workshop May 28-30, 2010


      May 20-30, 2010

      Pima Community College  520-206-4500   www.pima.edu 

      The workshop 

      The Pima Writers’ Workshop, on May 28-30, 2010, is for all writers, beginning and experienced.  The workshop offers opportunities to talk and consult with professional writers and agvents, as well as to write. 

      Cost, Credit, and Registration

      Fee: $85.  Send the fee and registration form by May 7 (to have manuscript reviewed) or by May 27. 

        Credit Option: $103 (Arizona residents) or $336 (out of state, plus $18 in student services and processing fees.  

      To register for credit 

        1.  Send the registration form by May 7 (to have manuscript reviewed) or by May 27. 

      2.  Also register for Writing 285 at Pima Community College: on site at any campus or online at pima.eud. 

      Course details: WRT 285 (2 units), summer session A, section code 30011. 

      Send registration forms to Pima Community College, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.  Tucson, Az.  85709. 0200  (Attention: Cashier’s Office)

      For More Information

      Meg Files,  Pima Writers’ Workshop Director    (520) 206-6084.  Email: mfiles@pima.edu 


     Pima Community College West Campus, Center for the Arts, Tucson, Arizona


      There is no extra fee for a manuscript consultation.  To meet with an author or an agent for a manuscript conference:

      1.  Register for the entire conference. 

      2.  Submit one manuscript with the registration form to Pima Community College, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.  tucson az 85709-0200  Attention Cashier’s Office).  It must be received by May 7.  (No electronic submissions, please)  

      3.  Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than 15 pages.  For poetry, submit up to three poems.  For book excerpts, include a brief synopsis. 

     4.  Requests for a particular author or agent will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.  (All except Nancy Mairs will be reading manuscripts.)  On the registration form, list four choices. 

      The Faculty

       Brandi Bowles became a literary agent at the Howard Monhaim Literary Agency, Inc., in 2007 after working as an editor at Random House.  She represents a wide range of authors from burlesque performers to CEOs and fitness gurus.  She is looking for adult fiction in the areas of women’s fiction, literary fiction, urban fantasy, and lighted-hearted southern fiction, as well as young adult and middle grade novels. 

      Rhody Cohon is a best-selling author with her writing partner, Stacia Deutsch.  They have written over 30 books for children, including the award-winning historic eight-book Blast to the Past series, a young adult romantic comedy, In the Stars, a #1 New York Times bestselling book, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Junior Novelization, and their newest release, Hot Pursuit

      Elizabeth Cox is the author of Bargains in the Real World, a story collection, and four novels: Familar Ground; The Ragged Way People Fall Out of Love; Night Talk, winnder of the Lillian Smith Award for books that raise social consciousness and promote harmony between the races; and The Slow Moon.   Her stories have been cited for excellence by Best American Short Stories, read on NPR, and selected for the O. Henry Award Collection.   

      C. Michael Curtis is senior fiction editor of The Atlantic Monthly.  He edited many anthologies including American Stories: Fiction From the Atlantic Monthly, Contemporary New England Stories, God: Stories, and Faith: Stories.  His essays, articles, reviews, and poems have been published in many periodicals including The New Republic, National Review, and Sport.

      Michael Garrett co-edited thirteen volumes of the Hot Blood anthology series for Pocket Books and Kensington.  The series has been optioned for television.  He was Stephen King’s first editor.  Through Manuscript Critque, he offers editoral serivices.  His work has been published in periodicals including Twlight Zone and has been optioned as the pilot episode of a cable television series.  His novel, Keeper, was optioned for a movie. 

      Gary Heidt started his career as an agent with the Imprint Agency in 2003 and joined Signature Agency in 2009.  He represents authors of fiction and nonfiction, with interest in history, science, popular culture, current events, narrative nonfiction, psychology, religion, and spirituality.  He was a DJ, performed in New York clubs as a musician, was published as a poet, and worked in theater before his love of books led him to become agent. 

      Tayari Jones’ first novel, Leaving Atlanta, received many awards including the Hurston/Wright Award for Debut Fiction.  Her second novel, The Untelling, won the Lillian C. Smith Award for New Voices.  She has received fellowships for the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony.  Essence magazine called her “a writer to watch.” 

      Nancy Mairs’ books include Plaintext; Carnal Acts, Voice Lessons: On Becoming a (Woman) Writer, Remembering the Bone House: An Erotics of Place and Space; Ordinary Time: Cycles in Marriage, Faith, and Renewal: Waist-High in the World: A life Among the Nondisabled; a Western States Book Award-winning volume of poetry, In All the Rooms of the Yellow House; and A troubled Guest: Life and Death Stories.   

      Robert Morgan is the author of Boone: A Biography and many novels, including Brave Enemies, This Rock, and Gap Creek, selected for the Oprah Book Club and as Notable Book by the New York Times.  His story collections include The Blue Valleys and The Balm of Gilead Crossing and The Strange Attractor.  He has received several NEA grants, A Guggenheim fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation fellowhip

      David Mura is the author of two memoirs including: Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, listed in the New York Times Notable Books of the Year.  His is the author if three poetry collections including After We Lost Our Way, winner of the National Poetry Series Contest; and The Colors of Desire, winner of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award.  He’s an award-winning playwright whose mult-media performance piece, Secret Colors, was a PBS film adaptation, Slowly, This

      Sean Murphy‘s The Time of New Weather won First P:lace for best Novel in the 2009 National Press Women’s Communications Award.  His debut, The Hope Valley Hubcap King, won the Hemingway Award for a First Novel and was an American Booksellers Association BookSense 76 recommended book.  He is the author the Pultzer-nominated novel, The Finished Man as well as One Bird, One Stone, a chronicle of Zen practice in America

      William Powers is the author of Blue Clay People: Season on Africa’s Fragile Edge: Whispering in the Giant’s Ear: A Frontline Chronicle from Bolivia’s War on Globalization; and Twelve by Twelve: A one-Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream.  His essays have appeared in many publications including the New York Times and the Atlantic Monthly.  He has appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and World Vision Report

      Joan Silber‘s novel, The Size of the World, was a finalist for the Lost Angeles Times Prize in Fiction.  Her story collection, Ideas of Heaven, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Story Prize.  She is the author of four other works of fiction, including Household Words, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award; In the City; and Lucky Us.  Her work has been published in The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Pushcart Prize collections and in publications including The New Yorker

      Becca Stumpf joined the Prospect Agency in 2006 after working at Writers House Literary Agency.  She is currently looking for adult, YA, and middle-grade literary and commercial fiction, with a special interest in SciF/Paranormal/Fantasy books as well as trillers, mysteries, and romance novels.  Other interest include narrative nonfiction, memoir, journalistic perspectives, film studies, travel, and humor

      Nancy Turner is the author of These is My Words, selected for One Book Arizona 2008.  Her other novels are Sarah’s Quilt, The Star Garden, and The Water and the Blood.  In 1992 she was a student at Pima Community College, she graduated with a BFA from the University of Arizona in 1999.  She won the Arizona Author of the Year award in 1998.  Her novels have been published around the world in English and in four other languages.   

      Afaa Weaver is the author of eleven poetry books, including Water Song, Multitudes, The Ten Lights of God, Sandy Point, and the Plum Flower Dance.  His latest collection is Kama I’reech, a translation of his poems into Arabic.  He is the editor of These Hands I know, a collection of plays by poets and prose writers on the subject of black family life.  He is an award-winning playwright.  His poems have appeard in many journals including American Poety Review.



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6 responses to “Pima Community College- 2010 Pima Writers’ Workshop May 28-30, 2010

  1. Art

    This story is very interest.

    Thank you.

  2. Thaddeus Dombrowski

    You are doing a better job of describing the workshop than Pima CC’s own website. Thanks for posting this.

  3. most community college offers a good educational standard at par with the ivy league schools.”;

  4. voice lessons that also teaches proper breathing is the best, breathing and singing always go hand in hand .

  5. well of course community colleges are part of a good educational system too ,.`

  6. Excellent article! I am also going to publish a blog post relating to this… thanks

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