Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Morning Only A La Carte Option

Morning only classes include seminars in Fiction, Professional Skills for Writers, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction.
All full-week participants and those who sign up for the Morning Only A La Carte option gather for these lectures which include the opportunity to ask writing questions of the faculty members. The instructors may incorporate in-class writing or optional homework. These classes are all held at Antioch University Midwest.

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.
Lee Martin 
Lee Martin
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 Smith Bowers
Cathy Smith Bowers
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 MonthlyThe Georgia ReviewPoetry,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 W Moore
Dinty W. Moore
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 ReviewThe Georgia ReviewHarpersThe New York Times Sunday MagazineThe Philadelphia Inquirer MagazineGettysburg ReviewUtne Readerand 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 
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 ourwebsite.

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