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“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).
>> 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!
Anamyn Turowski’s Online I begins Wednesday, January 16 <4 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).
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>> 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.
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.
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