Thursday, October 28, 2010

Save the Date--26th Annual AWW will be July 9-15, 2011

Our 26th Annual AWW will be held at Antioch University Midwest and in Yellow Springs on July 9-15, 2011.

We plan to continue to offer the Full Week Experience (Morning classes, plus your choice of afternoon seminar, plus much, much more) as well as A La Carte options (a one-day Saturday Seminar, Morning Only Classes, and Afternoon Only Focus on Form option.)

We are in the process of updating our online registration form to make registering for the 2011 AWW easier and faster than ever. Watch for an announcement coming soon on our blog, website, and Facebook page!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

AWW Participant News

Cyndi Pauwels was one of the 2010 AWW's First Book speakers as author of Historic Warren County: An Illustrated History. That book has been awarded the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award in History Outreach by the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums (OAHSM). Congratulations to Cyndi and to the book's sponsor, The Heritage Advisory Council.

Via Wes Gilbert--another 2010 AWW workfellow extraordinaire--we've learned that Bob Barlow, AWW participant, has published his short fiction, How I Know She Loves Me, on Bob read this piece at the AWW 2010 open mic night to an enthusiastic response. Congratulations, Bob!

Do you have publishing news you'd like to share? Send it to for possible inclusion in a future e-newsletter (subscribe via our website) and/or blog!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Announcing... Our 2011 AWW Keynoter and Morning Fiction Instructor

We are pleased to announce that keynoter and morning fiction instructor for the July 9-15 2011 Antioch Writers' Workshop is Nancy Pickard, author of The Scent of Rain and Lightning, The Virgin of Small Plains, co-author of Seven Steps on the Writer's Path, and author of many other books.

Be sure to visit Nancy's website to learn more about her as an author and about her thoughts on the writing life. We're very excited that she will be joining us for 2011.

Our AWW Faculty Committee is hard at work on recruiting our 2011 faculty, so be sure to check this blog, our website, Facebook page, and our email newsletter (subscribe on our website) as we continue to announce more faculty.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Herbert Woodward Martin Featured on WMUB/WVXU Public Radio Today

Herbert Woodward Martin, renowned poet and Paul Laurence Dunbar expert, is a frequent instructor for Antioch Writers' Workshop--most recently, he guest-taught a poetry session for the 2010 AWW "Focus on Form" afternoon seminar this past summer.

Dayton Daily News writer Terry Morris, in his Footlights column, reported on Oct. 10, 2010: "Herbert Woodward Martin will portray and discuss famed poet Paul Laurence Dunbar at 8 p.m. today, on public radio stations 91.7 WVXU-FM and 88.5 WMUB-FM. Martin, of Dayton, is a Dunbar scholar, professor emeritus and poet in residence at the University of Dayton. The 60-minute program will include selections from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s new CD recording of William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (“African American”). Martin will read more than a dozen of Dunbar’s poems, plus three of his own. Abbey Lincoln will perform a song inspired by Dunbar’s poetry."

To learn more about tonight's program, go to The site also has wonderful YouTube video of Dr. Martin reading classic Dunbar poems.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Look Back at the 2010 Workshop

A heartfelt and warm thank you to one of our four fabulous 2010 workfellows, Wendy Hart Beckman, for taking wonderful photos of our 2010 workshop!

As is so often the case with photographers-extraordinaire, Wendy didn't get included in any of the photos! But you can see what Wendy's been up to on her new blog, Wendy on Writing.

You can view the AWW 2010 Workshop Photo Album on Photobucket.

The photos really capture one of the hallmarks of the AWW--community!

As a result of attending AWW (in 2010 or earlier), have you formed a writing group with fellow AWW alumni? Or continued a friendship, perhaps serving as reviewers of one another's work?

If so, send your story to and we just might include it in a future e-newsletter (visit our website to subscribe to our e-newsletter) or blog!

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