>> THANK YOU TO LAST FRIDAY NIGHT’S READERS. Jayne Anne Phillips, Karl Taro Greenfield, David Wojahn, Stephen Dunn, and Chloe Honum made The Writers Studio reading celebrating the 80th Anniversary of The Southern Review remarkable and memorable.
>> OUR STUDENTS PUBLISH, WIN AWARDS, GET INTO TOP GRADUATE PROGRAMS: James Gibbs’s short story “The Man Who Skipped Sixes” was accepted in Storyscape Journal and will appear in Issue 14. James is a student in the Master Class. Patrick Gibson’s story “A Difference Direction” won first place for flash fiction at the Rochester Writer’s Spring Conference for a story developed from a Writers Studio exercise. Patrick was a student with Rachael Nevins when he began the exercise and is now presently a student with Therese Eiben. Annette Frost, an Online Intermediate Poetry student, has been accepted to the Boston University MFA program, where she will study with Robert Pinsky and Karl Kirchwey. She has been awarded a teaching fellowship and will participate in the Global Fellow Program upon graduation.
>> YOU CAN DO IT TOO. REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER CLASSES. Summer classes are already filling up and are set to start in June. Check out our complete list of summer classes and pick the one that is right for you.
* Online Level I
with Michele Herman begins Monday, June 1. Register here.
* Online Level I
with Anamyn Turowski begins Wednesday, June 10. Register here.
* Online Level I
with Rebecca Cooney begins Monday, June 29. Register here.
* NYC Level I
with Rebecca Gee begins Wednesday, June 10. Register here.
* NYC Level I
with Jennafer D’Alvia begins Monday, June 15. Register here.
* NYC Level I
with Rebecca Cooney begins Tuesday, June 30. Register here.
* Tucson Workshop
with Lela Scott MacNeil begins on Thursday, July 2. Register here.
* San Francisco Workshop
with Gail Ford begins on Wednesday, June 24. Register here.
>> IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO LIVE IN NEW JERSEY, register now for Doris Cheng’s Workshop, which begins May 12. One of her students writes, “Thank you for creating a community of serious writers where before there was none. My writing has grown and my feeling of suburban isolation has diminished.”
>> NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER JULIA GLASS TEACHES CRAFT CLASS.
This week’s Craft Class features Julia Glass in conversation with Lesley Dormen, discussing her latest novel, And the Dark Sacred Night.
Philip Schultz hosts Kim Addonizio to discuss her most recent collection, The Palace of Illusions.
to attend and/or download all nine historic classes.
>> WRITERS STUDIO FACULTY IN FUN EVENTS ACROSS NYC. Online Level I and tutorial teacher, Michele Herman, will be performing in “Brave Smiles … another lesbian tragedy” along with a great cast with the Hudson Guild Theater in Chelsea. Here’s a link for tickets and more information. Lisa Bellamy, who teaches Advanced Poetry in NYC and Online, and Online Level III, will be reading with Verbal Supply Company on May 9 at 1 pm at Halyards (406 3rd Ave, at 6th St. in Brooklyn) in a benefit for the Adirondack Mountain Club. Here’s a link for tickets and more information.
>> LAST CHANCE FOR A DISCOUNT TO THE PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL. The Writers Studio community can receive up to 20% off on most tickets by using the code WRITE2015. The festival is bringing 100 writers to New York City, May 4-10, 2015, including such amazing writers as Eric Bogosian, Teju Cole, Edwidge Danticat, Rachel Kushner, Michael Ondaatje, Tracy K. Smith, Tom Stoppard, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Colm Tóibín, Binyavanga Wainaina & many more. For a complete schedule of events, visit: www.penworldvoices.org
>> CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE WRITERS STUDIO PEN WORLD VOICES TICKET GIVEAWAY.
Lauren Sharkey wrote about her inspiring experiences receiving mentorship with her writing on the Writers Studio Facebook page and won free tickets to The Art of Mentorship, a panel discussion scheduled for this Saturday, May 9 through the PEN World Voices Festival featuring Michael Ondaatje, Colm Toibin, Peter Sellars, and Daniel Libeskind. If you are also interested in attending this panel, get your tickets here
TRINITY The Brethren Series FREE eBOOK!
by Deena Remiel
One way or another, terror will reign tonight.
School teacher and single mom, Emma Livingston, has been through hell – and back so she thinks. While dealing with the night terrors and active imagination of her five-year old daugher, Hannah, she attemps to lead a normal life. That is, until the demon from those nightmares pays her a visit, too, and threatens both of their lives. Desperate, she reaches out for help – and finds Michael waiting.
Michael D’Angelo is know to everyone in Prophet’s Point, Arizona, as their loving elementary school principal. But to The Brethren, he is the most powerful Protector. Immortal and angelic does not mean he’s without doubts or fears, as protecting Emma and Hannah from Evil tests his ability to fight his tortured past.
As the Trinity is formed, ancient secrets are revealed and faith is tested. When prophecy is exposed, Hannah becomes the main target and Emma wonders if a normal life will ever be possible again. Hope is like an anchor, but can a mother, her daughter, and an angel overcome the evil determined to annihilate the world?
THE BRETHREN SERIES
Nathanael’s Hunt (perfect before Elixxir)
Gabriel Seeker (p[erfect before Angel Rising)
by Shelley Coriell
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NIGHT HUSH WITNESS IMPULSE DUTY & HONOR BOOK ONE
by Leslie Jones
In this gripping and action-packed debut, an army intelligence officer and a Delta Force soldier must race against the clock to stop a catastropic terrorist attack …
When Army Intelligence Officer Heather Langstrom’s military convoy is ambushed and she’s taken prioner, she knows she’ll need all her strength and courage to survive, escape her captors, and report the whispers of unrest brewing in the Middle East.
Delta Force Captain Jance Reed isn’t one to throw caution to the wind, but when his team stumbles upon beaten and weak Heather fleeing the terrorist training camp they’ve been dispatched to destroy, he’ll risk everything to get her to safety.
Once back on base, they learn her convoy’s ambush was no accident … she’d been targeted. as the evidence of an impending attack mounts, Jace and Heather uncover a deadly terrorist plot that could kill hundreds of civilians.
But Jance’s protective instincts and Heather’s fierce independence put them at constant odds. And as they close in on the extremists, they must learn to trust one another in order to save innocent lives … even if it means sacrificing their own.