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The Writers Studio- Special Reading and Craft Discussion with New York fiction writer Cynthia Weiner

Please join The Writers Studio Tucson for a special reading and craft discussion by New York-based fiction writer, Cynthia Weiner. She will read from her story “Boyfriends” which was published in Pushcart XXX! She will share with us the Writers Studio exercise her story came from, and her writerly process and struggles behind this prize winning story.  
Wednesday, May 14th 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Reception to follow
WellnessFirst! 3861 N. First Ave.  Tucson, Arizona
(south of Roger on the West side of the street, look for the red mailbox, parking behind the building)
We hope to see you there for this exciting reading, and to help us welcome Cynthia to Tucson.  
My Best, 

Eleanor Kedney 
Director of Branch Studios, 
The Writers Studio 

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The Writers Studio Tucson – Workshops and Publications and Readings oh my!

The Writers Studio Tucson – Workshops and Publications and Readings oh my!


February in Tucson. That time of year when we put away our sweaters, open our windows, and resist the urge to call our friends and family back east to gloat.

But February is more than just a time to give thanks that you live in Tucson. It’s also a great time to continue or restart your commitment to your writing life. We hope you’ll join us this Spring and make 2014 your best writing year yet.


Looking for a free taste of what the Writers Studio is all about? Come to our Free Introductory Class on March 27th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Wellness First! (3861 N. First Ave., south of Roger on the west side of street, look for the red mailbox, parking behind the building).

Writers Studio teachers Reneé Bibby, Lela Scott MacNeil, and Janelle Drumwright will offer an introduction to The Writers Studio method. Learn about the elements of craft and receive a writing exercise to begin a story or a poem. A Writers Studio student will present an example of his or her work in response to the exercise. Beginners and advanced writers welcome.

Email Janelle Drumwright to reserve your space. Registration is required.


Spring Workshops start April 17th. These are 10 weekly sessions for beginners and experienced writers new to The Writers Studio method.

Our Spring Workshops tend to fill up quickly due to the number of signups we get from the Tucson Festival of Books, so if you want to make sure you get a spot, REGISTER TODAY.
Starting Thursday, April 17th, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. taught by Reneé Bibby, held at at Wellness First! 3861 N. First Avenue (btwn Prince and Roger) Tucson, AZ 85719
Starting Saturday, April 19th, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. taught by Lela Scott MacNeil, held at Casa Libre, 228 N. 4th Ave (btwn 8th and 9th Sts.), Tucson, AZ 85705
Founded by Philip Schultz, 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner in Poetry, the school’s teaching is rooted in the belief that if the desire to write is strong enough, anyone can learn the craft necessary for full creative expression.

Using The Writers Studio method, students:
Free up their imaginations
Discover and nurture their own voices
Connect to deeper levels of feeling in their work
Learn elements of craft
Learn to create and sustain a compelling narrative voice
Develop the skill to make stories and poems interesting to others
Learn how to read as a writer
Receive technical guidance and professional critique and support
Achieve their artistic goals
Work towards creating publication ready stories and poems

RENEÉ BIBBY is a fiction writer trained in The Writers Studio method in Tucson. She graduated from Grinnell College and works in marketing at a local nonprofit. Her work has been published in Black & BLUE and is forthcoming Crack the Spine.

LELA SCOTT MACNEIL is a fiction writer trained in The Writers Studio method in Tucson. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Screenwriting program, she is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Arizona and works for the University of Arizona Press. Her work is forthcoming from Gertrude and Gutter Books.


Advanced Student and Writer Studio Tucson teacher Lela Scott MacNeil will be reading new work at Casa Libre (228 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705) THIS FRIDAY, February 21st at 7pm. More info here.

Advanced Student and Writer Studio Tucson teacher Reneé Bibby’s flash-fiction piece “Not Everybody Gets a Happiness Montage” are forthcoming in Crack The Spine’s March online issue.

Stories by Advanced Student and Writer Studio Tucson teacher Lela Scott MacNeil and Writers Studio Tucson Alum Isaac Kirkman will appear in Trouble in the Heartland, an anthology of noir fiction inspired by Bruce Springsteen songs published by Gutter Books.

The Writers Studio Tucson will be at the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books! Stop by Booth #133 to talk to teachers and current students about how the Writers Studio can take your writing life to the next level.

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