Thursday, February 18, 2010

New: Young Writers Program!

Are you (or do you know) a young writer? Then pass this article on! Antioch Writers' Workshop launched a Young Writers program--writers age 15-18 can apply for Young Writers' scholarships... and the opportunity to attend the workshop (July 10-16, 2010) and study with published authors, including Katrina Kittle. Pass it on!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Announcing... 2010 AWW Faculty!

Announcing... 2010 AWW Faculty!

We're excited to announce our faculty for 2010--our 25th annual Antioch Writers' Workshop! Please take a look at the overview... and then check out the full bios of our faculty on our website.

Sigrid Nunez has published five novels; her sixth, Salvation City, will be published in fall 2010. She has published in Pushcart Prize anthologies, and taught at Amherst College, Columbia University, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, as well as at other colleges, universities and conferences. Her keynote address will be on Saturday, July 10, at 7:00 p.m., following our dessert and wine kick-off reception.

Morning Fiction--Crystal Wilkinson, author of Blackberries, Blackberries and Water Street.

Morning Poetry--Cathy Smith Bowers. Her poems have appeared widely in publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, and others.

Morning Creative Nonfiction--Ann Hagedorn, author of Wild Ride: The Rise and Tragic Fall of Calumet Farm, Inc. and Beyond the River.

Both agents will speak during the morning Professional Connections class and, for Full Week participants only, be available for pitch sessions.
• April Eberhardt--Kimberley Cameron Agency. April's specialty is adult literary fiction.
• Janet Reid--Fine Print Literary. Janet specializes in compelling fiction, particularly crime fiction, and narrative non-fiction.

Jeff Marks, published author of both fiction and non-fiction, will present a session on how to pitch and query agents during the morning Professional Connections class.

Fiction--Sigrid Nunez (please see bio above.)

Fiction--Donald Ray Pollock. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Sou'wester, River Styx, and other publications.

Poetry--John Drury. His work has appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, The Paris Review, and many other publications including a PushCart Prize anthology.

Memoir and Personal Essay--Ralph Keyes. Ralph is the author of fifteen books including The Courage to Write, Is There Life After High School, and Timelock.

Creative Nonfiction--Matthew Goodman. Author of the acclaimed narrative history The Sun and the Moon about 19th century New York and of Jewish Food as well as of many essays and articles.

Focus on Form--Nancy Pinard (published novelist) teaches the fiction day and mentors the overall class; Herb Woodward Martin (acclaimed poet) teaches the poetry day; Greg Hoard (published nonfiction author, essayist and reporter) teaches creative nonfiction day.

Young Writers--Katrina Kittle (author of The Kindness of Strangers and other acclaimed novels) leads this new program for young writers, ages 15-18 (high school sophomores through seniors), who reside in the Miami Valley, Ohio area.

We now offer an option for attending only the morning classes at a reduced rate; these are the same morning classes attended by the Full Week Experience participants.

This afternoon only class, offered at a reduced rate, follows the same format as the Full Week Focus on Form. Rebecca Morean, published novelist, teaches the fiction day and mentors the overall class; Jamey Dunham (widely published poet) leads the poetry day; Jeff Bruce (reporter and editor) leads the creative nonfiction day.

This one-day (July 10) seminar may be taken as a stand-alone event or, at a reduced rate, along with the Full Week Experience.
Saturday Seminar Morning Keynoter and Fiction Session Leader--Carrie Bebris, author of the award-winning Mr. & Mrs. Darcy mystery series.
Poetry Session--Julie L. Moore, author of two published poetry collections; poetry published in numerous publications.
Creative Nonfiction Session--Jeff Bruce, former Dayton Daily News editor, reporter, and columnist.
Query Critique plus Publishing Nuts & Bolts Session--Heather Webber, author of the Lucy Valentine novels and the Nina Quinn mystery series.
Awakening the Writer Within Session--Rebecca Morean, published novelist, short story writer and essayist.

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