THE WRITERS STUDIO- PULITZER-PRIZE WINNER AND WRITERS STUDIO (WS) DIRECTOR PHILIP SCHULTZ SPENT LAST FRIDAY IN THE NPR NEWSROOM AND WROTE A POEM TO REFLECT ON THE DAY’S STORIES
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>> PULITZER-PRIZE WINNER AND WRITERS STUDIO (WS) DIRECTOR PHILIP SCHULTZ SPENT LAST FRIDAY IN THE NPR NEWSROOM AND WROTE A POEM TO REFLECT ON THE DAY’S STORIES.
>> WS FICTION WRITERS AND POETS PUBLISH: YOU CAN DO IT TOO! Pamela Lindsey Dreizen, currently in Joel Hinman’s Level II, has a story “A More Forgiving Light” accepted in the Fall 2012 issue of New Plains Review. The same story was short-listed for The Southwest Review: The David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction (Finalist), the Nimrod Literary Awards: The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction (Semi-Finalist) and the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers competition (Honorable Mention). Also Kimberly K. Farrar’s poem “Etymology” just got accepted by Alaska Quarterly Review. Kimberly is a student in Lisa’s Online Advanced Poetry. Also in Bellamy’s Online Advanced Poetry, Alison Carb Sussman will have her poem “Bottle of Anti-Psychotic Medication” published in an upcoming issue of The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. An earlier version of the poem was published online in the Spring 2012 issue of Willows Wept Review. Read more about students’ recent achievements.
>> WHITNEY PORTER AND LISA BADNER WILL READ at Ping Pong launching party on October 6 to celebrate their publications in this new literary magazine. (One and One Bar, 76th east 1st Avenue, NYC at 7 p.m.). Poet Lisa Badner is a student in the WS Master Class and fiction writer Whitney Porter teaches Online and NYC Level I.
>> HONE YOUR SKILLS AS A WRITER BY TAKING OUR POPULAR CRAFT CLASS: NEW SESSION BEGINS THIS WEEK. In this 9-week program, you learn to recognize the techniques writers use to achieve their literary goals and how to apply these techniques to your own writing. This session, we will be reading works by Jill Cement, Philipp Meyer, Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jim Shepard, and Nobel prize winner Tomas Transtromer, among others, and welcome two guest teachers, poet Cathy Hong and fiction writer Julie Otsuka. You can attend the classes in person or simply access them through podcasts. Check out our current reading list.
>> LISTEN TO A CRAFT CLASS PODCAST FOR FREE: Download Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger taught by Philip Schultz.
>> IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR WRITING and shopping for a class that will give you a strong, technical basis to emotionally connect with your material and develop a voice that is uniquely yours, then The Writers Studio is for you. Our 10-week workshops in fiction & poetry taught in NYC, San Francisco, Tucson (AZ) and Amsterdam begin now. If you’re not sure which class to join, or have questions, please call (212) 255-7075.
>> LIMITED SPACE REMAINS IN THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS:
Online Level I, taught by Michele Herman, begins Monday October 1
Online Level I, taught by Rachael Nevins, begins Tuesday October 9
Online Level I, taught by Anamyn Turowski, begins Wednesday, October 10
Online Level I, taught by Yetsuh Frank, begins Monday, October 15
Online Level I, taught by Whitney Porter, begins Thursday October 18
Online Level II, taught by Liz Kingsley, begins October 4
Online Level II, taught by Joel Hinman, begins October 9
NYC Level I, taught by Whitney Porter begins TONIGHT, Monday, October 1
NYC Level I, taught by Elliot Satsky, begins Monday, October 1
NYC Level I, taught by Therese Eiben begins Tuesday, October 2
NYC Level I, taught by Rebecca Gee, begins Wednesday October 3
NYC Level II, taught by Peter Krass, begins TONIGHT Monday October 1
NYC Level II, taught by Joel Hinman, begins Thursday October 4
CRAFT CLASS begins TOMORROW October 2
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