Morning Fiction with Lee Martin
Morning fiction classes are an examination of the elements of fiction (e.g., plot, character, and point of view) with discussion of how these elements work in successful writing led by Lee Martin, Pulitzer Prize Finalist author of The Bright Forever, and three other novels, including Break the Skin.
Martin's other books are the novels, River of Heaven and Quakertown; the memoirs, Such a Life, From Our House, and Turning Bones; and the short story collection, The Least You Need to Know. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such places as Harper's, Ms., Creative Nonfiction, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Fourth Genre, River Teeth, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and Glimmer Train. He is the winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. He teaches in the MFA Program at The Ohio State University, where he was the winner of the 2006 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. www.leemartinauthor.com
Morning Poetry with Cathy Smith Bowers
Morning Poetry classes led by Cathy Smith Bowers are an examination of the elements of poetry (e.g., form, meter, and sound) with discussion of examples of successful poems.
Cathy, who was named Poet Laureate of North Carolina in 2010, is the author of four books: The Love that Ended Yesterday in Texas (inaugural winner of the Texas Tech University Press First Book Competition, 1992); Traveling in Time of Danger (Iris Press, 1999), A Book of Minutes (Iris Press, 2004), and The Candle I Hold Up to See You (Iris Press, 2009). Her powerful poems about family and loss have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, Poetry, The Southern Review and The Kenyon Review. She is currently on the faculty for Queens' M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program, UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program and at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.
Morning Creative Nonfiction/Memoir Instructor-Dinty W. Moore
Morning Creative Nonfiction/Memoir classes led by Dinty W. Moore examine the elements of nonfiction (e.g., structure, research, and accuracy) with discussion of how these elements work in successful writing.
Dinty is author of numerous books, including The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life, Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Nonfiction, and the memoir Between Panic & Desire, winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize. Having failed as a zookeeper, modern dancer, Greenwich Village waiter, filmmaker, and wire service journalist, he now writes essays and stories. He has been published in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Gettysburg Review, Utne Reader, and Crazyhorse,
among numerous other venues. Dinty lives in Athens, Ohio, which he calls "the funkadelicious, hillbilly-hippie Appalachian epicenter of the locally-grown, locally-consumed, goats-are-for-cheese, paw-paws-are-for-eatin', artisanal-salsa, our-farmers-market-rocks-the-hills sub-culture," where he grows his own heirloom tomatoes and edible dandelions, and teaches in and serves as director of Ohio University's BA, MA, and PhD in Creative Writing program.
Professional Skills for Writers
A different talk every day! Professional Skills for Writers brings together different voices in the writing community.
Monday--Self-Editing Grammar Boot Camp for Writers (Rebecca Kuder and Becky Morean)
Tuesday--Agent Talk by Hannah Brown Gordon (Foundry Literary + Media)
Wednesday--First book talk by AWW alumni Jen Violi
Thursday--Agent Talk by Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary)
Friday--Literary Magazine Editors' Panel, with Tobin Terry (Chagrin River Review), Nathan Floom and Jason Teal (Heavy Feather Review), and Christina Dendy and Matthew Birdsall (Mock Turtle Zine)
ADDITIONAL Afternoon Professional Skills for Writers
(NEW THIS YEAR)
Monday--How to Give a Pitch (led by Sharon Short)
Tuesday--How to Give a Reading (led by Tobin Terry)
Register for the Full-Week or Morning Only A La Cart Option on our website.