Monday, January 30, 2012

Mock Turtle / AWW Poetry Contest Winners

The Antioch Writers Workshop and Mock Turtle partnered up to conduct a special poetry contest open to all writers in the greater Dayton, Ohio area. 

Best in Show -- Ed Davis 
As winner of Best in Show, Davis received a full scholarship to attend the 27th Annual Summer Workshop with the poetry afternoon seminar. 

1st Place Adult -- Harold White 
2nd Place Adult -- J.T. Mathews 
First and second place in the Adult category each receive a $125 scholarship toward the 27th annual summer workshop. 

1st Place Teen -- Jordan Martin 
2nd Place Teen -- Garth Massie 
First and second place in the teen category each receive a $125 scholarship toward the Young Writers' seminar at the 27th Annual Summer Workshop.

For more information on upcoming scholarship and contest deadlines, visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Friday, January 27, 2012

Introducing 2012 AWW Faculty -- Jim Daniels

Afternoon Poetry Seminar Instructor—Jim Daniels

Jim Daniels

Jim has taught creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University since 1981. Recent books include Having a Little Talk with Capital P PoetryTrigger Man. In 2007, he was awarded the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize for his collection, Revolt of the Crash-Test Dummies. His poems have been featured on Garrison Keillor's "Writer's Almanac," in Billy Collins' Poetry 180 anthologies, and Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry" series. He has received the Brittingham Prize for Poetry, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His poems have appeared in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. Visit Jim Daniels's website at
For a listing of the 2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty, visit our website.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Introducing 2012 AWW Faculty -- Linda Gerber

Afternoon Fiction Seminar—Linda Gerber

Linda Gerber

Linda is the author of acclaimed young adult novels, including the paranormal thrillerTrance, a Junior Library Guild selection, and the mysteries Death by DenimDeath by Latte, and Death by Bikini, as well as two other young adult novels. She has published stories in several anthologies. Linda is also very active in blogging and in presenting at workshops and conferences. Visit Linda Gerber's website at
For a listing of the 2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty, visit our website.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Register Online Now for Antioch Writers' Workshop 27th Annual Summer Workshop

Online registration for the 2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop 27th annual summer workshop, which will take place on July 7 - 13, is now available.

Participants can register for the workshop at our website or print a registration form to be mailed to:
Antioch Writers' Workshop
c/o Antioch University Midwest
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

A non-refundable registration fee of $125.00 is due upon registration. Registrations and selections are not held until the registration fee is paid.

The summer full week schedule will follow the format of past years, with morning lecture-style classes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, professional topics, and guest agents followed by small group seminars in fiction, nonfiction and poetry in the afternoon.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Introducing 2012 AWW Faculty -- Crystal Wilkinson

Afternoon Fiction Seminar—Crystal Wilkinson

Crystal is the author of Blackberries, Blackberries and Water Street. Nominated for both the Orange Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, she has received recognition from The Kentucky Foundation for Women, The Kentucky Arts Council, The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and is a recipient of the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature. Her short stories, poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She currently teaches in the BFA in Creative Writing program at Morehead State University and the brief residency MFA in Writing program at Spalding University. Visit Crystal Wilkinson's website at
For a listing of the 2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty, visit our website.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Introducing 2012 AWW Faculty -- David Halperin

First Book Speaker—David Halperin

David attended Antioch Writers' Workshop in 2008. In 2011, his first novel, Journal of a UFO Investigator was published by Viking Books. From 1976 through 2000, David taught Jewish history in the Religious Studies Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Now retired from teaching, he lives in North Carolina with his wife Rose. Visit David Halperin's website at
For a listing of the 2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty, visit our website.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Introducing 2012 AWW Faculty -- Jerry Dennis

Jerry Dennis

The Morning Creative Nonfiction/Memoir Instructor is author Jerry Dennis. In the 25 years that Jerry Dennis has earned his living as a freelance writer, he has emerged as one of America’s most celebrated writers about nature and the outdoors. His essays in such publications as AudubonSmithsonianOrionNational Geographic Traveler, and the New York Times have won many awards and are frequently reprinted and anthologized. His eleven books, most recently The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes, have appeared on national bestseller lists. Among Jerry's awards are the Michigan Author of the Year Award, the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, Michigan State University's Great Lakes Culture Award, and three Best Book of the Year awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Visit Jerry Dennis's website at
For a listing of the 2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty, visit our website.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Introducing 2012 AWW Faculty -- Jeff Gundy

Jeff Gundy

Jeff Gundy will be the Morning Poetry faculty at the 2012 AWW. Jeff Gundy is Professor of English at Bluffton University in Ohio, teaching creative writing, poetry and literature. His books include Spoken among the TreesWalker in the Fog: On Mennonite WritingDeerfliesScattering Point: The World in a Mennonite EyeRhapsody with Dark Matter, and Flatlands. Jeff has also published poetry in numerous journals, including Exquisite CorpseGeorgia ReviewNorth American ReviewShenandoah, and The Sun. Read more about Jeff Gundy at
For a listing of the 2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty, visit our website.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Introducing 2012 AWW Faculty -- Hallie Ephron

Hallie Ephron

The Antioch Writers' Workshop is pleased to announce that the 2012 AWW Morning Fiction Faculty will be award-winning author Hallie Ephron.

Ephron is the author of over 10 books, including the Dr. Peter Zak mystery series and the novel Never Tell a Lie (HarperCollins, 2009), which Publishers Weekly called "stunning" and a "deliciously creepy tale of obsession." The book has been translated into 7 languages and was nominated for multiple awards, including the Mary Higgins Clark Award. It won the David Award for best mystery of 2009. Never Tell a Lie was adapted for film as And Baby Will Fall for the Lifetime Movie Network.

Ephron is an award-winning book reviewer for the Boston Globe and has taught elementary school, at the college level, and in corporations. In addition, Ephron is active in writing workshops and retreats, combining her love of writing and teaching.

For more information on Morning Fiction Faculty, Hallie Ephron, visit her website at

For a listing of the 2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty, visit our website.

Friday, January 6, 2012

REMINDER! Second Sunday Free Workshop on Jan. 8

Antioch Writers' Workshop and Books & Co are offering the next free Sunday Free Writers' Workshop on January 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Books & Co at The Greene. The workshop is presented by authors Katrina Kittle and Kristina McBride. The workshop topic is "How To Write For Middle Grade/Young Adult Readers." 

Katrina Kittle is the author of 5 novels, including the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction winner, The Kindness of Strangers and, most recently, Reasons to Be Happy

Kristina McBride is the author of the Young Adult novel, The Tension of Opposites. Both authors have served as faculty for the Antioch Writers' Workshop. 

Discover the strategies for "How To Write For Middle Grade/Young Adult Readers" with Katrina Kittle and Kristina McBride at Books & Co at The Green on January 8 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.. No reservations are required for the Second Sunday Free Writers' Workshop, but expressed intention to attend is appreciated. Call Books & Co at The Greene at 937- 429-6302. 

For more information about Antioch Writers' Workshop or the Second Sunday Free Writers' Workshop, visit our website or email

The Antioch Writers' Workshop will be held July 7-13, 2012 in partnership with Antioch University Midwest and with support from the Yellow Springs Community Foundation; Ohio Arts Council; The Frank Pace, Jr. Foundation; and WYSO (media sponsor).

Monday, January 2, 2012

Introducing 2012 AWW Faculty -- John Grogan

John Grogan
John Grogan

The Antioch Writers' Workshop is pleased to announce that bestselling author John Grogan will be the 2012 AWW Keynote Speaker, delivering his address on the evening of Saturday, July 7, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at Antioch University Midwest. This event is open to the public.

Then, on Sunday, July 8, 2012, for Antioch Writers' Workshop participants only, John will deliver a master class for all participants, sure to inspire, motivate and jumpstart attendees, whether they write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. This special creative writing master class for AWW 2012 participants will be from 9:00-11:30, also at Antioch University Midwest.

Author of Marley & Me, John Grogan was a columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer when he wrote a column saying goodbye to his incorrigible 13-year-old Labrador retriever, Marley. When hundreds of messages flooded his inbox and voicemail the next day, John recalls, "That's when I knew I had a bigger story to tell."

The story became Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, a book about what a misbehaving dog meant to his family. A touchstone for people worldwide, the book grew into a runaway #1 New York Times bestseller with more than 3 million copies in print in 30 languages. Made into a movie starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, the book is now part of Grogan's engaging and inspirational conversation about family, loyalty, optimism, and what really matters in life. Grogan now also writes a children's book series called The Marley Series. A new dvd for children titled Marly & Me: The Puppy Years was released in 2011.

Grogan has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS' The Early Show, National Geographic Channel's The Dog Whisperer, and in The New York TimesUSA Today, and People magazine. Following the release of the film, Grogan was also featured in a P.S.A. for the American Kennel Club in which he discussed responsible dog ownership.

In his popular appearances he shares what his mischievous dog taught him about patience, constancy and acceptance, "that commitment matters and that 'in good times and bad, in sickness and health' really means something."

Grogan's latest New York Times bestseller is The Longest Trip Home. Publishers Weekly called it "a hilarious and touching memoir of his childhood."

For a listing of the 2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty, visit our website.

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