Daily Archives: June 22, 2011

Writers Studio- Congratulations to Teresa Shen Swingler and Craig Van Rooyen

FROM THE WRITERS STUDIO
Helping writers reach their potential for more than 20 years

LISTEN TO POET AND WRITERS STUDIO TEACHER LISA BELLAMY READ TWO POEMS IN 2RIVER VIEW’S SUMMER ONLINE ISSUE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO TERESA SHEN SWINGLER AND CRAIG VAN ROOYEN. Teresa Shen Swingler’s story “Buying Eggs, Lending Soup” will appear in Issue 10 of Kartika Review, an Asian American literary journal. Teresa is a writer in The Writers Studio Tucson Advanced Workshop taught by Eleanor Kedney. Craig van Rooyen’s poem “”On Turning 43: Note To A Younger Self Who Did Not Garden” has been selected by Crab Creek Review for publication in the Autumn/Winter 2011 issue. The poem started as a class exercise in Lisa Bellamy’s Advanced Poetry Workshop. Read more about students’ success stories.

A FEW SPOTS REMAINS IN NYC, TUCSON AND SAN FRANCISCO SUMMER WORKSHOPS. Register now!

SUMMER TUTORIAL PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: We have adapted our Kids Write curriculum, which offers free writing workshops to high school students in Bed Stuy, to a summer tutorial program for high school students. Help your teenager turn personal experience into fiction or poetry. Consider using the writing sample in college applications. For more information, please contact Lisa Badner: lbadner@gmail.com.

A FEW IDEAS TO KEEP YOU AND THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE WRITING AND READING THIS SUMMER:
* It is not too late to register for the summer Craft Class and enjoy podcasts of nine historic classes, which this term include work by Susan Sontag, Joe Meno, and guest teacher Roseanna Warren. Register now.
* The craft class archive is open in beta, and offers individual classes from as far back as 1987.
* Tutorials are available for writers wanting to jump-start their fiction or poetry, or develop an existing manuscript. Please contact lbadner@gmail.com to find the teacher who’s right for you.
* Consider giving a class or tutorial to someone with a story to tell. For more information, contact Liz Kingsley: liz@writerstudio.com

REGISTER FOR THE FALL CRAFT CLASS NOW: Click here.

THE WRITERS STUDIO WILL CELEBRATE ITS 25th ANNIVERSARY NEXT YEAR: Thousands of people have come through our workshops in New York, Tucson, San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Online, and we are extremely proud to be part of the process writers use to make sense of their lives through reading and writing poetry and fiction. New programming and events are in the works for this celebration. Become a fan on Facebook to stay in the loop.

http://www.writerstudio.com / 212-255-7075 / TWITTER / FACEBOOK / question@writerstudio.com

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Borderlands Theater- Help Save Unique Theater Every Dollar Counts

Dear Borderlands Supporters,

AN URGENT APPEAL
Today Borderlands Theater is on a Precarious Border of its own. We search for an answer: Do we CLOSE or STAY OPEN? Through your generous support we have brought in about $5,000, but unfortunately we have less than two months to raise $25,000, or close our doors. We have 25 years of telling stories from the vast complexity of our “Place,” here on the border. Please make a choice and donate NOW allowing us to share more stories in the years to come!

TIME LINES: We need to raise $8,000 by June 30th to meet our immediate obligations and an additional $12,000 by July 20, to guarantee another season.

HOW TO GIVE: We welcome any amount but would like to remind you if everyone can reach deeper into their pockets with an amount of $10, $20, or even $30, we will reach our goal in no time and will end this campaign successfully with our artistic backbone restored. Donate online at Borderlandstheater.org

WHY GIVE?: While ticket sales were up this season and we had a successful Annual Pachanga Fundraiser, individual giving in larger amounts and funding from grants and foundations continues to decline and your ticket purchases cover only about 40% of production costs. But most of all: We champion the development and production of NEW plays with NEW playwrights and as a founding member of the National New Play Network we have demonstrated this with collaborations with other theaters across the country and in Mexico; We are known nationally and internationally for supporting all voices of the region, including our core Latino/Chicano/Mexicano voices; We are known for partnering with numerous area organizations committed to civic action; and our Education Outreach Program has reached countless young people, especially in rural communities in Southern Arizona.

WON’T YOU PLEASE COME TO OUR AID AND HELP US NOW!?

Charles B. Goldsmith
Producing Director

Borderlands Theater

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CRIZMAC Art & Cultural Market Place- DESERT VISION ART AND LITERATURE TRIP

2011 Journeys of Art and Soul

Blue Skies Red Rocks & Colorful Characters

Join us for Desert Visions Art and Literature Trip

With Dr. Bill Fry, Stevie Mack and Kitty Williams

September 7 – 14, 2011

Salt Lake City, Grand Canyon, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon

Go to http://www.crizmac.com/professional_development/events.cfm?step=display&eventid=326 for a complete trip itinerary or to register.

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