Friday, July 8, 2011

Free Readings and Keynotes at 2011 Antioch Writers' Workshop

YELLOW SPRINGS, OH--As part of the Antioch Writers' Workshop annual tradition, readings by 2011 AWW keynote speakers, faculty, and selected participants will be free and open to the public at 7:00pm July 9 through 15 at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs, Ohio. 

The free, open to the public readings begin at 7:00pm on Saturday, July 9 with New York Timesbestselling author and keynote speaker, Nancy Pickard. Pickard is the author of 18 novels and dozens of short stories, and the winner of multiple Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards, plus the Barry, Shamus and American Mystery awards. The address will be followed by a book signing with Pickard. 

On Sunday, July 10, AWW faculty Lucrecia Guerrero, Jim Daniels and Matthew Goodman, will each read and sign books. Lucrecia Guerrero is the author of the novel Tree of Sighs. Her short stories have been anthologized in The Best of the West, 2009 and Fantasmas and have been published in numerous literary journals. Jim Daniels has published thirteen collections of poetry, including From Milltown to Malltown. His fourth book of short stories,Trigger Man will be published in Fall 2011. Matthew Goodman is the author of the acclaimed narrative history The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New York. The book was named a 2008 Best Book of the Year by The Economist

On Monday, July 11, Kristina Purnhagen McBride will give a "first book talk" followed by a reading with Katrina Kittle. McBride is an AWW alumna and the author of the Young Adult novel, The Tension of Opposites. Kittle Katrina Kittle is the author of Traveling Light, Two Truths and a Lie and The Kindness of Strangers. Her fourth novel, The Blessings of the Animals, was released in 2010. 

Rakesh Satyal, Nancy Pickard, and Joyce Dyer will read on Tuesday, July 12. Rakesh Satyal, author of Blue Boy, has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. As an associate editor at Random House, Satyal worked for such authors as Bill Bryson, Chuck Palahniuk, Bill O'Reilly, and Gore Vidal, and edited a number of books on the Doubleday Broadway list. Joyce Dyer is the author of four books including, most recently, Goosetown: Reconstructing an Akron Neighborhood (2010). 

On Wednesday, July 13, participants of the Antioch Writers' Workshop will share their work with the public. This reading will take place at the Emporium in Yellow Springs. 

A reading will take place on Thursday, July 14, with AWW faculty Becky Morean, Jamey Dunham and Martha Moody, followed by book signing. Rebecca Morean is the author of In the Dead of Winteralong with numerous stories and articles. Jamey Dunham's award-winning prose poems have been published widely and appear in several anthologies including The Best American Poetry 2005(Scribner, 2005). Dunham's poetry collection The Bible of Lost Pets (Salt Modern Poets, 2009) was the inaugural winner of the Crashaw Prize. Martha Moody was a private practice internist for 15 years and is the author of three novels. 

The 2011 Workshop will culminate on Friday, July 15, with a reading by participants of the AWW Afternoon Seminar who have been selected by the AWW faculty. 

Registration for the Antioch Writers Workshop A La Carte option has been extended until July 2. For registration information, a detailed schedule and complete bios of the speakers, visit  

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