>> “THE THINGS YOU MOST DON’T WANT TO WRITE ABOUT ARE THE THINGS PEOPLE MOST WANT TO READ—I once heard a writer say this. I try to create an atmosphere in which students can feel more comfortable with, or at least less terrified of, being vulnerable, exposing what’s human in themselves on the page. What makes them feel weird and anxious and different is probably some of their funniest, most moving, and most universal writing material. Seeing them discover this is, and start to enjoy that exploration, is incredibly gratifying.” — Cynthia Weiner, NYC teacher
>> “WHAT LIES BEHIND US AND WHAT LIES BEFORE US ARE TINY MATTERS COMPARED TO WHAT LIES WITHIN US.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson.
No matter where you are, a 10-week Level I workshop in Fiction & Poetry is starting near you. You can register up to two weeks late. If you’re not sure which class to join, or have questions, give us a call at (212) 255-7075. We enjoy speaking to writers and helping them find the class or tutorial that’s right for them.
> NYC Level I, taught Rebecca Gee, begins Wednesday, March 27 <1 spot remains>
> Online Level I, taught by Whitney Porter, begins Thursday, March 28
> The Tucson Workshop , taught by Renee Bibby, begins Tuesday, March 26
> San Francisco Workshops [Rickridge] taught by Gail Ford, begins Wednesday, March 27
> Complete schedule of classes.
>> FESTIVAL “LORCA IN NEW YORK: A CELEBRATION” KICKS OFF IN NEW YORK APRIL 5 (until July 21). With more than two dozen events throughout Manhattan, it focuses on the brief but prolific period (1929-1930), during which acclaimed Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca came to New York and wrote one of his most important books, Poet in New York, which we featured in a past Craft Class. Don’t miss this festival, which marks the first time in more than 25 years that the city pays tribute to Lorca on a grand scale. For a complete schedule of events, visit lorcanyc.com/
>> “IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE OBSTACLES THAT WRITERS CREATE FOR THEMSELVES.” Read more about our unique method in Duncan Bock’s article, Trying on Voices for Size, published in Poets & Writers Magazine