Thursday, May 28, 2009

We Are Pleased to Welcome our 2009 AWW Visiting Editor and Agent!

AWW's 2009 Visiting Editor: Kate Gale, Managing Editor of Red Hen Press. Author of several poetry books, a novel and librettos, Kate Gale has her PhD in literature from Claremont Graduate University and speaks widely on publishing, editing and writing. Her opera Rio de Sangre with composer Don Davis is being released as a world premiere at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee in 2010. During "The Writing Life" morning session, Kate will speak on the topic, "Being a Literary Citizen, How it helps you to Get Published," specifically addressing:

  • How to move from page to print in 18 months.
  • How to become a literary player/citizen in the community so your inquiries in the literary community are peer to peer.
  • How to move a book out into the world using publicity, radio, new media and guerilla marketing.

AWW's 2009 Visiting Agent: April Eberhardt, Literary Agent, Reece Halsey North. April joined Reece Halsey North in 2008 after five years of editorial work with Zoetrope: All-Story, a literary magazine, and another agency. Her specialty is adult literary fiction, particularly ironic family dramas and realistic midlife tales, often with a twist, preferably involving strong female characters. She is attracted to collections of interlinked stories with a common character or theme. An original voice and smart, speedy delivery are critical, as is a subtle sense of the absurd. She enjoys working with new authors to edit and streamline their manuscripts before submitting them to publishers. April does consider selected non-fiction works. She does not represent mysteries or murders, thrillers, historical fiction or fantasy, nor does she represent children's titles.

April earned an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Boston University, a BA in Anthropology and French from Hamilton College, and a CPLF degree from the University of Paris. Her prior careers in banking and management consulting honed her strategic, marketing and presentation skills and serve her well in her literary endeavors.

Find out more about attending the Antioch Writers' Workshop by emailing

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Great lodging options at AWW!

Wondering where to stay if you come to AWW? We have lots of wonderful options--some with discounts for AWW Participants!

The Springs Motel
3601 U.S. 68, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
(937) 767-8700
From the owner, Eric Clark: “Situated on the edge of Yellow Springs. We offer clean & cozy rooms in a charming roadside motel. Free continental breakfast, WiFi DSL and amenities galore! Make our home your home. Visit our website for complete details.”

Arthur Morgan House Bed and Breakfast
120 W. Limestone St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
(937) 767-1761
“You’ll sleep soundly in one of six comfortable rooms, each with a private bath. In the morning you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast, prepared to order with pure organically grown ingredients including locally roasted coffee, freshly made scones, free-range eggs, and more.”

More B&Bs and Guest Suites in and around Yellow Springs

The Guest Suite at Greenleaf Gardens

A private suite located about a half mile north of Yellow Springs on Rte. 68 at the Greenleaf Gardens Garden Center. Phone Nancy at (937) 767-1997 for availability and reservations.

Grinnell Mill B&B

Donna McGovern, proprieter. Contact her at or (937) 767-9108.
10% discount for stay over 5 days; please mention you are attending the Antioch Writers’ Workshop

Elizabeth's Overnight

211 West Davis St., Yellow Springs, OH
“Beautiful suite near downtown with bedroom, bath, living room (including pull-out) and kitchen for rental by the night.” Phone (937) 901-1201 or e-mail

Yellow Springs Chalet

"A fine home away from home." Emily Fine, proprietor, phone (937) 767-9856 or e-mail
$65/night, 10% discount for stay over 7 days; please mention you are attending the Antioch Writers’ Workshop

Yellow Springs Country Bed & Breakfast

A lovely country B&B located less than 5 minutes from Yellow Springs. Phone the manager, Margaret Silliman, at (937) 405-8174.
Extended stay rate 10% discount 4 or more nights; please mention you are attending the Antioch Writers’ Workshop

Creative Explorations

253 Xenia Avenue, upper

Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Creative Explorations is a beautiful, private women's retreat apartment located in the heart of Yellow Springs. After your immersion in stimulating workshop sessions, return to a uniquely restorative sanctuary to assimilate your experiences. For an invitation, contact Jennifer Horner at (937) 750-4117.

Motels and Inns Near Yellow Springs
Hawthorn Suites (7.9 miles from the Antioch Writers' Workshop)
730 E. Xenia Dr.
Fairborn, OH 45324
Hotel Front Desk: 1-937-754-9109
Becoming a Baymont Inn,; $79/night for stay of 5 nights or more; please mention you are attending the Antioch Writers’ Workshop

The Hearthstone Inn
10 S. Main Street, Cedarville, OH
(877) 644-6466
$89/night for stay of 5 nights or more; please mention you are attending the Antioch Writers’ Workshop

For more information about area lodging and attractions, check the Greene County Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

Village Host Program
If you are interested in staying in a private home with a Yellow Springs family, e-mail the Director at The cost is $150 for the week; no meals are provided. Apply as early as possible as space is limited and applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

John Bryan State Park has a campground approximately four miles from Yellow Springs. For more information or reservations, call (937) 767-1274. You may also visit their website at

Monday, May 4, 2009

"Playing the Field..." In Writing Genres, That Is!

Are you new to writing? Not sure where to focus? Or itching to try a new genre? Then our new afternoon seminar is for you: Playing the Field: A Forum on Form (Instructors: Poetry, Ed Davis; Fiction, Carrie Bebris; Non-Fiction, Ralph Keyes; second half of week mentoring, Nancy Pinard) No manuscripts are required. In the first half of the week, one form will be discussed each day, with exercises given to start participants on a piece of work. In the second half of the week, participants will continue one of the pieces begun earlier in the week under the guidance of published author Nancy Pinard.

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