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The Writers Studio – Writing Classes, Pushcart Prize Winners, and other goodies

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Bravo!
Lisa Bellamy Wins A Pushcart Prize
“Wild Pansy,” a poem in Lisa Bellamy’s book, The Northway (Terrapin Books), has won a 2019 Pushcart Prize. The poem will appear in the next edition of The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, which is known as “the most honored literary series in America.”

Lisa teaches Online Maintaining Your Creative Spirit, which just started. Space remains. More info and registration here.
Lisa also teaches NYC Advanced Poetry starts June 17. Apply for a spot in this class. More info and registration here.

Please Use It
Discount is Now
$15 Off All 8-Week Writing Classes
Use Coupon Code: thrive19
Register here.
Discount must be taken at time of registration online or by phone (212) 255-7075, may not be combined with any other offer, expires 6/14/19.

Small Classes, Teacher Feedback Every Single Week
These 8-Week Classes Start Soon
Grab Your Spot And Use The Discount
Online Level 2 with Joel Hinman starts May 7. More info and register here.
Online Advanced Poetry with Rachael Nevins starts May 13. Apply for a spot in this class. More info and register here.


Online Level 1 with Michele Herman starts June 3. More info and register here.
Online Level 1 with Whitney Porter starts June 4. More info and register here.
See the full lineup and register here.


NYC Level 1 with Scott Hunter starts June 3. More info and register here.
NYC Level 2 with Julianne Bond starts June 3. More info and register here.

Six-Week Classes Start in May
Online Over-50: Six-Week Class
Take this course if you’re 50 or older and write — or want to write — fiction, poetry or memoir alongside people in your age bracket. It’s for all 50+ writers who:

  • Always wanted to write, but never could find the time
  • Wrote when young, but then stopped
  • Have written all along, but have yet to be published
  • Want to turn a lifetime’s experience into short stories, novels, poems or memoirs for others to read and enjoy
  • Open to people new to The Writers Studio as well as current and former Writers Studio students.
Six-week class with Peter Krass starts May 14. More information and registration here.

Online Maintaining Your Creative Spirit
How to deal with the constant disruptions of this present political climate? How to tolerate the constant badgering of one’s inner life, to safe-keep the preciousness of one’s very thoughts? Writers have always dealt with these questions, in the best and worst of times, and these, as many would agree, are certainly among the most challenging. Since The Writers Studio method specializes in zeroing in on the sanctity and perseverance of the writer’s desire to be both personal and public through the use of personas we thought a class that touches on all these matters would be helpful now.
Open to students new to The Writers Studio, as well as continuing and returning students.
Six-week class with Lisa Bellamy started last week but there is still room. More info and registration here.


Online Memoir
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. You tap into your emotions to give your story energy and urgency.

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 Claude Brown to Annie Dillard — to see how authors have solved these problems for themselves. Then you will try out these methods for yourselves to see which ones fit you best.
Open to students new to The Writers Studio, as well as continuing and returning students.
Six-week class with Michele Herman starts May 14. More info and registrationhere.

Learn To Read As A Writer
Craft Class Highlights
The new session of the Craft Class is now. Here are some highlights:On May 7, James Lasdun will discuss his celebrated new novel Afternoon of a Faun(Norton) with Philip Schultz.
On May 14, Writers Studio NYC teacher Christopher Shade will discuss his debut novel, The Good Mother of Marseille (Paloma Press) with Lesley Dormen.Check out the full reading list and order the books here.
If you are currently enrolled in any summer writing class or plan to take one, register at a discount here. Or register for this special session without a writing class here.

Big Weekend Event #1
Hudson Valley Reading By
Online Teacher and Director of The Writers Studio Online
Lucinda Holt
and NYC Master Class Student and Administrative Director
Liz Kingsley
Wouldn’t it be fun to meet these folks and hear their work after all these years of online contact?
Saturday May 4 at 7 PM
The Spotty Dog, 440 Hudson Street, Hudson NY
ical and google calendar here. FB event here.
Big Weekend Event #2
NYC Faculty and Master Class ReadingNYC Faculty Member and Master Class Student
Christopher Shade
reads from his debut novel, The Good Mother of Marseille

Liz Kingsley
Master Class student and Administrative Director reads recent work

Sylvie Bertrand
Brooklyn and NYC Faculty Member reads recent work

Sunday May 5 at 7:30 PM
Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd St., NYC NY
ical and google calendar here. FB event here.

Submit Where Our Students Have Published
Bomb’s Biennial Fiction Contest
Fiction
“Each year BOMB hosts a literary contest to recognize the talents of an emerging writer, selected by a distinguished guest judge in the field. We are pleased to announce that this year’s fiction contest will be judged by writer and artist Renee Gladman.” All entries judged anonymously. Deadline May 5. Details here.Chicago Quarterly Review
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
“The writer’s voice ought to be clear and unique and should explain something of what it means to be human. We want well-written stories that reflect an appreciation for the rhythm and music of language, work that shows passion and commitment to the art of writing.” No deadline noted. Details here.

Flash Fiction Magazine
Very Short Fiction
“What is a story, precisely? The essential core event in all stories ever told in the history of humanity can be expressed in just three words: Conflict changes life. Therefore, the prime definition becomes: a dynamic escalation of conflict-driven events that cause meaningful change in a character’s life.” Accepting stories between 300-1000 words. No deadline. Details here.

Rattle
Poetry
“We like poems of any length. Send up to four poems at a time. We’re looking for poems that move us, that might make us laugh or cry, or teach us something new. We like both free verse and traditional forms—we try to publish a representative mix of what we receive. We read a lot of poems, and only those that are unique, insightful, and musical stand out—regardless of style.” No deadline. Details here.

Pank Chapbook Contest
Novella, Poetry, Short Story Collection, Essay Collection, Lyric Essay
Pank Magazine is a literary magazine fostering access to innovative poetry and prose, publishing the brightest and most promising writers for the most adventurous readers.” Deadline September 1. Details here.

Finishing Line Press– Chapbooks, Full-Length Books, Journal
Poetry
“We are always open to publishing a good chapbook.” Deadline December 31. Details here.
“Finishing Line Press will gladly accept full-length poetry book manuscripts, and we do not require a reading fee/processing fee for full-length poetry manuscripts shipped to us via regular post.” Deadline December 31. Details here.
The Paddock Review accepts previously published and unpublished poems for its online journal. Deadline December 31. Details here.

Start Something New, Or Fine-Tune A Manuscript
Tutorials Now Available
The Writers Studio Tutorial Program is a great option for all writers, including those of high school age, who can’t attend weekly workshops, who want to focus exclusively on a personal project, or who want to concentrate on their work on a one-to-one basis with one of our teachers. They are all taught by our experienced staff members. Details here. Write to Lisa Badner, Director of Tutorials, with questions: lisabadner@writerstudio.com
Lock In Your Spot
$15 Off 8-Week Writing Classes
Use Coupon Code: thrive19
Please use the discount and register  here.
Discount must be taken at time of registration online or by phone (212) 255-7075, may not be combined with any other offer, expires 6/14/19.
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Writers Studio News May 2015 – students publish, win awards, get into top graduate programs

Writers Studio News May 2015 – students publish, win awards, get into top graduate programs

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Writers Studio March 2015- News & Writing Courses & Published Writers Studio Writers

Writers Studio March 2015- News & Writing Courses & Published Writers Studio Writers

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Writers Studio- Unprecedented Success Aug 28, 2014

Writers Studio- Unprecedented Success Aug 28, 2014

>> THE WRITERS STUDIO WELCOMES YOU BACK FOR THE 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR! We’re looking forward to a year full of workshop classes, fascinating craft classes, intensive tutorials, visiting writers, and more. Our community is worldwide and going strong, and we’re glad to have you join us.
>> IT WAS AN UNPRECEDENTED SUMMER OF SUCCESS BY WRITERS STUDIO STUDENTS:
4 San Francisco students published
3 NYC students published
2 Online students published
1 Tucson student published
Stay tuned for more details in future newsletters.
>> WRITERS STUDIO FACULTY PUBLISH WIDELY.  Eleanor Kedney’s poem “Believing is Seeing” will be published by Lalitamba Magazine, a journal published annually in New York City by Chintamani books. Eleanor is the Director of Branch Studios and teaches the Advanced Workshop in Tucson. Lisa Bellamy’s poem “Note to the Caretaker” is published with Strange Horizons. Lisa teaches Online Level III, Online Advanced Poetry, and Advanced Poetry. 
 
>> DO YOU ALSO WANT TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS WITH YOUR WRITING? JOIN US. Enroll now and study with teachers who are creating an environment of success for their students.
>>CLASSES IN NYC, TUCSON, SAN FRANCISCO, AMSTERDAM AND ONLINE BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER. Register here.

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The Writers Studio- Big Reading In NYC & Writing Courses, & Discount for New Students & Pushcart Prize Comes to Craft Class

IN THE FIRST STORIES I WROTE, I HAD A GENERAL IDEA OF THE MOOD. THE BEST ADVICE I WAS GIVEN EARLY ON WAS … THAT IF I DIDN’T LEARN TECHNIQUE, I WOULD BE IN TROUBLE.” — Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel García Márquez. The Writers Studio community mourns the loss of Gabriel García Márquez, who passed away Thursday, April 17, at the age of 87.
>> PUSHCART PRIZE COMES TO CRAFT CLASS. Summer Craft Class starts tonight, with Philip Schultz hosting Bill Henderson, the founder and editor of the Pushcart Press. Henderson will talk about what he looks for in the fiction and creative non-fiction he publishes and gives awards to, and Schultz, a former guest poetry editor, will talk about what he looks for in the poems he published. Register now to attend and/or download all nine historic classes.
>> ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED WRITER? ARE YOU READY TO START AT LEVEL II? If you have taken two or more workshops beyond the college level, have published stories or poems, OR have an MFA, you may be eligible to start in Level II in NYC or Online. If you are in NYC, please write to peter@writerstudio.com to apply for a spot in the class, which begins May 5. Or write to joel@writerstudio.com or rachael@writerstudio.com to apply for Online Level II for their classes beginning May 27 and June 5.
 
>> THERE’S STILL TIME TO CELEBRATE SPRING! SIGN UP FOR A CLASS TO EXPLORE THE POEMS AND STORIES WITHIN YOU. 
* NYC I taught by Therese Eiben began Tuesday, April 15. You may register up to two weeks late. <2 spots remain>
* NYC Level II taught by Peter Krass begins Monday May 5Register now.
* Online I taught by Michele Herman begins Monday June 2Register now.
>> LEVEL I IN NEW JERSEY
* NYC I in New Jersey taught by Doris Cheng begins Wednesday, April 30Register now.
>> DISCOUNT FOR NEW STUDENTS. For students new to the school only, we’re offering a discount of $40 for workshop classesThe discount must be taken at the time of registration. The offer expires 5/1/14, so use the discount to sign up for a class now. Use discount code: spring14.

>> BIG READING IN NYC: WRITERS STUDIO FACULTY AND MASTER CLASS STUDENTS READ on Saturday, April 26. Lisa Bellamy, Rebecca Cooney, Lesley Dormen, Rachael Nevins, and Cynthia Weiner will read at 7 pmat the Greenwich House in NYC (46 Barrow Street, between 7th Avenue and Bedford St). For more information, go here.
 
* To find out more about class times and to register, visit our website or call (212) 255-7075.

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THE WRITERS STUDIO- MISSED OUR LAST READING? WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE

THE WRITERS STUDIO- MISSED OUR LAST READING?  WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE
“Celebrating 26 years of helping writers reach their potential”

>> “KEEP AWAY FROM PEOPLE WHO TRY TO BELITTLE YOUR AMBITIONS. 
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” — Mark Twain

>> MISSED OUR LAST READING? WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE. Faculty members LISA BELLAMY, THERESE EIBEN and MICHELE HERMAN and master class students SYLVIE BERTRAND and DORIS CHENG read their work. More information on our reading series.
>> “TRULY, I AM NOT THE SAME WRITER I WAS WHEN I STARTED AT THE WRITERS STUDIO. I am more playful, less fragile and have been able to connect to bolder and more embodied narrators, all as a result of your extraordinary method and the incredibly generous and astute teachers who teach it. To my level IV teacher, I want to thank you for being an outstanding teacher. For your clarity and rigor and the generosity of your insights. I feel as though I passed through something profound in your class, something I can’t quite name, but can feel. And I don’t think I’m mistaken in having felt that change in my classmates as well.” — Trellan Smith, former NYC Master Class student. Read more feedback from our students.

San Francisco Workshop [Financial District] Level I, taught by Lorraine Babb, begins April 2
Online Level I, taught by Anamyn Turowski, begins April 17
NYC Level I, taught by Whitney Porter, begins May 6
The Tucson Workshop Level I, taught by Janelle Drumwright, began March 28
Next Craft Class begins April 23

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.
Complete schedule of classes.

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

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THE WRITERS STUDIO- Reading at Geenwich House Music School & Writing Courses

 
THE WRITERS STUDIO- Reading at Geenwich House Music School & Writing Courses
 
“Celebrating 26 years of helping writers reach their potential”

>> JOIN US FOR A READING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 16 (7 p.m.): Faculty members and master class students LISA BELLAMY, SYLVIE BERTRAND, DORIS CHENG, and MICHELE HERMAN will read at Greenwich House Music School, located at 46 Barrow Street (Between 7th avenue & Bedford Street) in NYC. For those of you who do not know us, this is the perfect opportunity to get a glimpse of what The Writers Studio is all about. 

$5 suggested donation. For more details.


>> “ONE OF THE THINGS I RESPECT ABOUT THE WRITERS STUDIO METHOD IS THAT IT INSPIRES STUDENTS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH BEAUTIFUL WRITING. The writing prompts that I give are based on short excerpts from some of the best contemporary writing; our discussions of the techniques that make these excerpts so successful, so moving to us as readers, are practical and richly specific about how the craft in each piece works. I guide my students to be just as connected and skillful in their own writing” — Rebecca Gee’s NYC Level I begins March 12 and March 27. 

 

>> NYC Level I, taught by Eliot Satsky, begins Monday, March 18
>> NYC Level I, taught by Therese Eiben, begins Tuesday, March 19

>>  “I ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO LET GO OF THEIR IDEAS ABOUT SUCCESS AND FAILURE,  and to give themselves over instead to the exploration of craft and their own process. I believe that craft is the vessel that will take writers furthest. That, plus a sense of humor.” Rachael Nevins’ Online Level I begins March 19.

>> Online Level I, taught by Michele Herman, begins Monday, March 18
>> Online Level I, taught by Whitney Porter, begins Thursday, March 28

>> “WHAT REALLY STOOD OUT TO ME WAS HOW LUCKY I AM TO HAVE YOU AS AN INSTRUCTOR — and to have such a supportive group as the one we’ve had this term! You always emphasize and try to build on what people are doing right, whether in their exercises or in their comments in class–but at the same time know who much to press to move someone forward.” — A student in Lisa Bellamy’s Advanced Poetry Class. Lisa’s NYC Advanced Poetry begins 3/11

>> SPRING WORKSHOPS BEGIN THIS MONTH. Classes are filling up quickly, so make sure to register now to secure the class that is best for you! 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.  Complete schedule of classes.

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