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The Writers Studio- Watch Writers Studio Teachers and Master Class Students Read – Writing Classes 2018

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THE WRITERS STUDIO- Listen to Our Faculty Reading on YouTube

THE WRITERS STUDIO- Listen to Our Faculty Reading on YouTube

“Celebrating 25 years of helping writers reach their potential”

>> WATCH THE KGB BAR READING FROM LAST WEEKEND ON THE WRITERS STUDIO’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Featured readers included faculty members LESLEY DORMEN, JOEL HINMAN, PETER KRASS, WHITNEY PORTER, and ELLIOT SATSKY.  If you’re still shopping for a winter workshop, take Whitney Porter’s Online Level I, which began January 17 (you can register up to 2 weeks late), or her NYC Level I, beginning February 25. To register or view a complete schedule.

>> “LOST FOR WHAT TO DO AFTER MY FIRST MANUSCRIPT RECEIVED EIGHT NICE REJECTION LETTERS from editors and my agent decided to get her MBA and enter venture capital (I still wonder if it was my writing that caused this), I enrolled in The Writers Studio, a New York-based workshop run out of an elementary school in the Village. It was the best thing I could have done. In three years, I learned many things, but the most important lessons were about the big three: voice, tone and mood.” — Rich Zahradnik, Former NYC student. Find out what other students are saying about the Writers Studio.

>>  WE ALL GO THROUGH CERTAIN STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT AS WRITERS. What we offer are different workshop levels designed to address each of these stages, so that students are allowed to develop at their own pace to reach their full potential as fiction writers or poets. Some writers join us for one 10-week session, but most of them stay with us for several sessions, and continue building on their skills while developing their voices. Learn more about our method.

>> QUOTATION OF THE DAY: “When you don’t distract yourself from grief or some strong emotion, you experience everything through its prism, and it’s the job of a poet, the job of a writer to be able to do that for your reader.” ~ Philip Schultz on “After a Death” by Tomas Tranströmer (11/27/12 Craft Class)

>> THERE ARE STILL A FEW SPOTS IN OUR WINTER SESSION | NEXT CRAFT CLASS BEGINS FEBRUARY 19 (you can register for it at any time and receive all nine classes).

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THE WRITERS STUDIO- reading, celebrating the Harvard Review at Le Poisson Rouge, Sunday, February 17, 2013 & A WRITER-VOTED SHORT-STORY AND POETRY JOURNAL & Writing Courses

THE WRITERS STUDIO-  reading, celebrating the Harvard Review at Le Poisson Rouge, Sunday, February 17, 2013 & A WRITER-VOTED SHORT-STORY AND POETRY JOURNAL & Writing Courses
“Celebrating 25 years of helping writers reach their potential”
 
>> CONGRATULATIONS TO LESLEY DORMEN, JOEL HINMAN, PETER KRASS, WHITNEY PORTER, and ELLIOT SATSKY, who read terrific pieces to a packed house this past Sunday at KGB Bar in New York City. Stay tuned for our next reading, celebrating the Harvard Review at Le Poisson Rouge, Sunday, February 17 (5:30 p.m.) with readings by André Aciman, Katherine Vaz, Timothy Donnelly, and Cate Marvin. For more information.

>> OUR STUDENTS PUBLISH: SHERINE GILMOUR‘s poem “Insanity” is published in the inaugural issue of 13Magazine. Sherine is a student in the Writers Studio’s Master Class. Also, two poems by JO ANN BALDINGER, were recently published online — “The Archangel’s Report” in Verdad and “Winter Still Life, Portland” in Cirque. SEAN A. SUTHERLAND‘s poem “Hail,” was accepted for publication in Prick of the Spindle. Jo Ann and Sean are both students in Lisa Bellamy’s Advanced Poetry class. And JAMEZ CHANG‘s short story, “Learning to Drive,” will appear in Underground Voices, 2013 print anthology (December 2013). His poems  “A Separate Air” and “Tyler’s Bottle” will appear in the Winter 2013 issue of Melusine, or Woman in the 21st CenturyJamez is a NYC Level III student.  Read more success stories.

>> I FEEL I AM PASSING ON WHAT I HAVE BEEN GIVEN. Whenever I ask a student to try a new technique or dig deeper or take a risk, it is because that is how my own teachers have worked with me.” – Lisa Bellamy, who teaches online Level III, Online Advanced Poetry and NYC Advanced Poetry. NYC Advanced Poetry workshop begins March 11 and is open to anyone who has completed Level II at the Writers Studio or has either poetry publications, an MFA or at least four post-graduate writing course. To register.

>> JUMP-START YOUR WRITING WITH THE NEW YEAR: A FEW SPACE REMAINS ONLINE AND IN NEW YORK CITY.
Anamyn Turowski’s Online I began Wednesday, January 16 ❤ spots remain>
Whitney Porter’s Online Level I began Thursday, January 17 <1 spot remains>
Yetsuh Frank’s Online Level I will begin Monday, February 11
Rebecca Gee’s NYC I began Wednesday, January 16 <2 spots remain>
Whitney Porter’s NYC Level I will begin Monday, February 25
To register or view a complete schedule.

>> “YOU DON’T NEED A DIPLOMA OR COLLEGE BACKGROUND TO TAKE CLASSES AT THE WRITERS STUDIO SO IT WAS A PERFECT FIT FOR ME. Eleanor Kedney my teacher, who studied under Philip Schultz, got me out of a long stint of writers block. All the years on the streets and in that world I dreamt of being in a program like this, it seemed impossible, so it has been a place of salvation.” — Isaac Kirkman, on his journey with writing and The Writers Studio. Read the complete article in Out of the Gutter Online Magazine. 

>> A WRITER-VOTED SHORT-STORY AND POETRY JOURNAL: Garrett Doherty, former Mng. Editor and Editor of Crazyhorse, has launched Sixfold journal, a completely writer-voted short-story and poetry journal. The writers who enter vote to decide who wins the $1000, $200, $100 prizes and decide the content of each issue in three rounds of voting, with each writer participating having an equal vote. Full details at www.sixfold.org

>> WINTER SCHEDULE OF 10-WEEK WORKSHOPS IN FICTION & POETRY BEGAN JANUARY 8 | CRAFT CLASS BEGAN DECEMBER 4 (you can register for it at any time and receive all nine classes).

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

 
 

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THE WRITERS STUDIO- WRITERS STUDIO FACULTY MEMBERS READ AT KGB BAR (NYC) THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013 7 PM

THE WRITERS STUDIO- WRITERS STUDIO FACULTY MEMBERS READ AT KGB BAR (NYC) THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013 7 PM
“Celebrating 25 years of helping writers reach their potential”

>> WRITERS STUDIO FACULTY MEMBERS READ AT KGB BAR (NYC) THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 7 PM. Come hear LESLEY DORMEN, JOEL HINMAN, PETER KRASS, ELLIOT SATSKY, and WHITNEY PORTER. For those of you who do not know us, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know what The Writers Studio is all about. KGB Bar, 85 East 4 St., NYC. Free admission, one drink minimum. See you there!

>> “I NEVER ASK A STUDENT TO DO ANYTHING I’M NOT WILLING TO TRY MYSELF.  I let my students know that a big component of writing is the struggle. I tell them simply, if you continue to work hard, continue to read, continue to check your ego at the door, you will see it show in the improvement of your writing. I approach my teaching with a tremendous empathy for their desire to be writers and to be a success. And their success is something I take very seriously.” — Whitney Porter. Whitney’s Online Level I class begins THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 <2 spots remain>. Register for an Online class.
>> “I FOCUS ON ENJOYING WRITING. As writers, we tend to burden ourselves with the heavy expectations of making our art public, or with the emotional baggage of exploring the human experience, or both.  In the process many of us forget that we simply love and enjoy writing, and are fascinated by it as a craft, in and of itself.  I emphasize the creation of the narrator as a way to shed those burdens and revel in the joy that brought most of us to this complicated art in the first place.” — Yetsuh Frank. Yetshu (pronounced Yaht-suh)’s Online Level I begins MONDAY, JANUARY 21. Register for an Online class.

>> SPACE REMAINS IN A FEW ONLINE AND NYC CLASSES.

Anamyn Turowski’s Online I begins Wednesday, January 16 <4 spots remain>

Rebecca Gee’s NYC I begins Wednesday, January 16 ❤ spots remain>

>> WINTER SCHEDULE OF 10-WEEK WORKSHOPS IN FICTION & POETRY BEGAN JANUARY 8 | CRAFT CLASS BEGAN DECEMBER 4 (you can register for it at any time and receive all nine classes).

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

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THE WRITERS STUDIO- Online Writing Classes

THE WRITERS STUDIO- Online Writing Classes
“Celebrating 25 years of helping writers reach their potential”

>> READ LESLEY DORMEN’S PIECE ON JEAN S. HARRIS IN LAST SUNDAY’S NEW YORK TIMES (that is if you missed it). Lesley is a Level IV teacher at The Writers Studio.

>> “MOST TERMS I HAVE STUDENTS FROM EVERY REGION OF THE U.S. AND AT LEAST ONE FROM ANOTHER CONTINENT. Some are seasoned professionals in other fields, some are fresh from college. Some have taken a slew of writing classes, some are terrified because this is their first. So my first task is to make everyone feel at home and on equal footing in the online classroom. Whatever a student’s comfort zone is coming in, I love watching it grow bigger over the 10 weeks of the term. Shy students start to speak up. Those who claim they can’t write critiques begin offering astute feedback to their classmates. Most importantly, everyone’s writing grows more bold, beautiful and self-assured.” — Michele Herman, Online Level I instructor.

>> ARE YOU A WRITER WHO PREFERS THE FLEXIBILITY AND INTIMACY OF AN ONLINE CLASS? Our online branch is one of the oldest online writing programs (It started in 2001). It means we’ve had many years to make it as personal and user-friendly as possible. Four 10-week Online Workshops in Fiction & Poetry are still open, each beginning on a different day of the week:
* Rachael Nevins’ Online Level I, begins TONIGHT, January 8 (Tuesday) ❤ spots remain>
* Anamyn Turowski’s Online Level I, begins January 16 (Wednesday)
* Whitney Porter’s Online Level I, begins January 17 (Thursday) ❤ spots remain>
* Yetsuh ((pronounced “Yah-tsa”) Frank’s Online Level I, begins January 21 (Monday)

>> SPACE REMAINS IN A FEW NYC CLASSES. To register or view a complete schedule.

>> STUDENTS GET REVIEW, NOMINATION AND PUBLICATIONS. Lisa Bellamy’s poem “To Matrilineal Haplogroup K” was singled out in an eloquent review of the literary journal, CALYX (Summer 2012, Volume 27, Number 2). Sally Poppe’s story, “Kurdistan,” which she developed with Therese Eiben in Level IV, placed top 25 for Glimmer Train‘s Family Matters contest. Kathleen Hansen’s flash fiction, “Judged,” has been accepted for publication in Foundling Review (The piece was based on an exercise she developed in Lucinda Holt’s Level IV class). Jamez Chang’s poem “Good Guy with a Gun” will appear in the Winter 2013 issue of FRiGG, and “Sink Bath” is forthcoming in Big River Poetry Review. Jamez is a NYC Level III student. Read more success stories.
>> WINTER SCHEDULE OF 10-WEEK WORKSHOPS IN FICTION & POETRY BEGINS JANUARY 8 | CRAFT CLASS BEGAN DECEMBER 4 (you can register for it at any time and receive all nine classes).

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THE WRITERS STUDIO- Learn from copying your betters; 3 workshops still open this summer

THE WRITERS STUDIO- Learn from copying your betters; 3 workshops still open this summer

“Celebrating 25 years of helping writers reach their potential”

–> “EVERY ART INVOLVES COPYING YOUR BETTERS IN ORDER TO LEARN FROM THEM, and then trying to do it your own way and better. You can never “sound like” another writer no matter how hard you try. You can only, for better or worse, sound like yourself.” – Writer Studio teacher Lesley Dormen, who sold her first book of linked stories to Simon and Schuster for six figures.

–> INVEST IN YOUR WRITING THIS SUMMER. Whether you’ve stopped writing because of the demands of a job or a family and would like to start again, or whether you’d like to benefit from a more constructive method to finish the story or poem you’ve started, we can help you. Our 10-WEEK WORKSHOPS IN NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, TUCSON, AMSTERDAM, AND ONLINE begin this week and next week. Although personal attention is a trademark of our school, you’ll get more of it in the summer, as classes tend to be smaller. To register, call us at 212-255-7075 or visit our website.

–> “THE WRITERS STUDIO HAS GROWN INTO ONE OF THE BEST CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMS I KNOW, at once serving excellence and inspiring the individual. The ambiance is warm and invigorating, making it joyful to be there.”– Poet GRACE SCHULMAN

–> FICTION & POETRY WORKSHOPS STILL OPEN FOR THE SUMMER SESSION:
You can register up to two weeks late.

Online I with Lorraine Babb starts Thursday July 5
Online I with Anamyn Turowski starts Wednesday July 11

NYC I with Sasha Khmelnik starts Monday July 9

–> STAY INSPIRED THIS SUMMER BY LISTENING TO NINE CRAFT CLASSES: Register now for our Summer Session Craft Class and download all nine podcasts. This term included several historic classes: Ron Padgett’s How Long, introduced by Philip Schultz; Darin Strauss’ Half a Life, introduced by Lesley Dormen; and Amy Newman’s Dear Editor, introduced by Lisa Bellamy.

–> THE CRAFT CLASS ARCHIVE from the last 20 years is available in BETA. Download podcasts of historic Craft Classes and learn about the techniques of your favorite writers and poets.

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The Writers Studio- Hannah Tinti Guest Teacher & THE GEORGIA REVIEW Offers Series of Readings

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

NOVELIST HANNAH TINTI IS THE GUEST TEACHER FOR TONIGHT’S CRAFT CLASS. On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011, Hannah Tinti will speak about the creative process behind The Good Thief (Dial Press). The class will be introduced by Lesley Dormen. The craft class is a 9-week program in which you learn how to recognize the techniques writers use to achieve their literary goals and how to apply these techniques to your own writing. You may attend these historic classes in New York, or subscribe to the podcasts. REGISTER NOW

THE GEORGIA REVIEW RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY WITH A SERIES OF READINGS. The Georgia Review, one of the country’s most highly regarded and longest-lived literary journals, has more subscribers in the New York City area than in any entire state other than its home base of Georgia. So, to honor those readers and some of the many Review
contributors who also live in and around the city, the journal is presenting four programs around Manhattan and Brooklyn in early May. Poet/essayist Stephen Corey—who is also the editor of The Georgia Review—will read at Union Hall, 702 Union Street (at Fifth Avenue) in Brooklyn on May 8, 2011 at 4:00 P.M. More information and a complete schedule go to http://www.uga.edu/garev/nyc11pressrelease.html

CONGRATULATIONS TO CRAIG ROOYEN whose poem, “Faith Healer,” was accepted by Southern Poetry Review. Craig is an online advanced poetry student. Check out more success stories

“I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE MY LUCK stumbling upon such a vibrant community of smart, like-minded, engaged writers. – Tamar Schreibman, NYC writer.

–> A FEW SPOTS REMAIN IN THE SPRING SESSION: REGISTER NOW. OR RESERVE A SPOT IN OUR SUMMER SESSION. If you’re not sure which class to join, or have questions, please call (212) 255-7075.

The Writers Studio is a small, independent school with no corporate or university affiliations, and we value your help in spreading the word. Summer classes begin soon: Please share with your facebook friends and allow us to help writers reach their potential, as we have been doing for 24 years.

TUTORIALS ARE AVAILABLE. Jump start your writing, or work on an existing manuscript by working one on one with one of our trained teachers in person or over the phone. Read more or contact lisabadner@writerstudio.com

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