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Congratulations, Therese Eiben
Congratulations, Therese Eiben, whose story “Pass the Baby” was chosen by guest judge Anne Tyler as the Honorable Mention winner for the 2018 Curt Johnson Prose Award and will be published in december magazine’s issue 29.2 this coming November. Therese is co-director of The Writers Studio Hudson Valley.
See available Hudson Valley classes here. Learn more about decemberhere.
Limited Time Special Offer
Register for a full 10-session tutorial and receive your choice of any 10 selections from the Craft Class Archive.
If you want 10 intensive, private writing lessons with a professional Writers Studio teacher, register for a tutorial. The 10 sessions are tailored to the individual, whether you are a beginner who wants to jump start your writing, an experienced writer who want to develop your craft, or a writer looking to hone an existing manuscript.Tutorials are available for adults and teens. Many teens find their voice for writing personal essays and applications during the course of a tutorial. We have been helping adults achieve their literary goals for over 30 years, and have been working successfully with teens for over 10 years. More info here. Or write to Lisa Badner with questions. Craft Class Archive is here.
Memoir Class in San Francisco Starts Next Week!
How do you write a good memoir? You apply the narrative techniques of fiction and poetry: you take the fascinating, messy raw material of your life and build a frame for it. You distill. You find a voice that’s all you but that also offers you flexibility, perspective and the right counterbalance to the story’s content.What’s the best way to start? In this six-week class, we will do close readings from an assortment of wildly varied but equally powerful memoirs – by memoirists ranging from Roxanne Gay to David Sedaris — to see how authors have solved these problems for themselves. Then you will try out these methods for yourself to see which ones fit you best.
Class is open to people new to The Writers Studio as well as current and former Writers Studio students.Six-week class taught by Lorraine Babb starts August 2. More info and registration here.
Class Starts in 2 Weeks!
Brand New Class in San Francisco:
Art Speaks to Art
What attracts you to a given work of visual art? How does it speak to you? Capture your imagination? How might you, a writer, borrow the persona and techniques used to create an intriguing piece of visual art to enlighten and invigorate your writing?The class will build on The Writers Studio use of persona narrator, mood, tone, and other elements of craft. As such it is particularly suited to returning and continuing students. Instead of using another writer’s narrator, students will use a visual artist’s persona to tell their story. Students are free to work from any artwork they choose.Class is open to people new to The Writers Studio as well as current and former Writers Studio students.
Six-week class taught by Gail Ford starts August 8. More info and registration here.
Craft Class News Get a jump on your reading, the fall Craft Class reading list is now available. This term Philip Schultz will teach Franz Kafka, not to be missed. The reading list is here.Register for the fall Craft Class here.
Upcoming Event NYC Poetry Festival on the Chumley Stage
July 28 @ 2:30 PM Readings by Writers Studio Faculty Members
Lisa Bellamy, Sherine Gilmour, Julianne Bond
Help celebrate the publication of Lisa Bellamy’s book, The Northway, forthcoming from Terrapin Books.
July 28 and 29 Visit The Writers Studio Table
Say hi, and learn why The New York Times calls us “the most personal of the programs.”
Colonel’s Row on Governor’s Island
Saturday July 28- Sunday July 29 11 AM – 6 PM
Free and Open to the Public
FB Event here. NYC Poetry Festival info here.
Opportunities For Writers Missouri Review Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
“The Missouri Review, founded in 1978, is one of the most highly-regarded literary magazines in the United States and for the past thirty-four years we’ve upheld a reputation for finding and publishing the very best writers first.” Currently accepting submissions for the 28th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Deadline October 1. Details here.
Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Translation
A beautiful online journal of literature and art is currently accepting submissions. Deadline September 1. Details here.
Red Hen Press Novella Award
“Red Hen Press is committed to publishing works of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools. We seek a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature.”This is first year for the Novella Award, which will be judged by Kate Gale. Deadline August 15. Details here.
University of New Orleans Press Novel, Short Story Collection
“We are looking to publish the best novel/short story collection written this year.” Deadline August 15. Details here. New Millennium Writings
Flash Fiction, Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
“For the past 22 years, we’ve made it our business to encourage, award, and publish writers and poets. Started by Don Williams in 1996, New Millennium Writings has now published more than 2,000 emerging and established writers, alongside interviews and profiles of the greatest writers of our time, including Ken Kesey, John Updike, Nikki Giovanni, Norman Mailer, and many others.” Currently accepting submissions for the 46th New Millennium Writing Awards. Deadline July 31. Details here.
Many fall classes are already posted. Register here before prices increase.
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