Arts on Site Writing Workshops

New York Writers Workshop

presents

a workshop series at Arts on Site, 12 St Mark’s Place, beginning January 2017

 

Two-Day Intensives, Sat-Sun

 

1. Person, Place, Prose, Poem: A Writing Intensive (w/Tim Tomlinson)

Person, Place, Prose, Poem focuses on several of the most important components of poetry, fiction, and/or memoir: character, setting, and plot. Exercises, drafts, critique, in a process-oriented workshop.

Sat Jan 28: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sun Jan 29 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: $115 / Max: 25 participants

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/person-place-prose-poem-a-writing-intensive-with-tim-tomlinson-tickets-30441412083

Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. His poetry collections Yolanda:  An Oral History in Verse (a chapbook), and Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, appeared in 2016. This Is Not Happening to You, a collection of short fiction, will appear in 2017. His work in poetry and prose has been published in China, the Philippines, and in numerous venues in the U.S., including Blue Lyra Review, Caribbean Vistas, Lime Hawk, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology (forthcoming), and in Long Island Noir (Akashic Books). He is a member of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators. He teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University.

 

2. The Storehouse of Memory & How to Publish (w/Ravi Shankar)

The Storehouse of Memory: Using Heightened Recollection to help Generate Poetry and Prose

is day one—samples, exercises, new material. How to Publish and Sell your Works of Fiction, Nonfiction or Poetry is day two.

Sat Feb 4: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sun Feb 5: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: $115 / Max: 25 participants

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-storehouse-of-memory-how-to-publish-with-ravi-shankar-tickets-30441477278

Ravi Shankar is the founding editor of Drunken Boat, one of the world’s oldest electronic journals of the arts. He has written or edited ten books and chapbooks of poetry, including translations of the 9th century Tamil poet/saint, Andal, entitled The Autobiography of a Goddess, a collection of collaborative poems, What Else Could it Be, the 2010 National Poetry Review Prize winner, Deepening Groove, and the 2005 finalist for the Connecticut Book Awards, Instrumentality. Along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he edited W.W. Norton’s Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond, called “a beautiful achievement for world literature” by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer. He has won a Pushcart Prize, been featured in The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education, appeared as a commentator on the BBC, the PBS Newshour and NPR, received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and has performed his work around the world. He is currently chairman of the Connecticut Young Writers Trust and on the faculty of the first international MFA program at City University of Hong Kong.

 

3. Turning Your Life into Art: A Workshop in Fiction, Memoir and Screenplay (w/Ross Klavan, Charles Salzberg, & Christina Chiu)

From the wildest fantasy film to the most heartfelt, truth-telling memoir, all stories originate from real life. But how does one cull certain life experiences and transform those moments into a novel, film or memoir? How does fact ignite fiction? Charles Salzberg and Ross Klavan have worked in a variety of art forms—novel, short story, and screen writing, creative non-fiction and memoir. Using their expertise, attendees will learn how to shape their experience into a unique imaginative art form. The workshop will include specific exercises, panel discussions, and screenings. Salzberg and Klavan will read from their work, as will special guest instructor, award-winning fiction writer Christina Chiu.

Sat Feb 18: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sun Feb 19: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: $115 / Max: 25 participants

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turning-your-life-into-art-a-workshop-in-fiction-memoir-and-screenplay-with-ross-klavan-charles-tickets-30441510377

Ross Klavan’s work spans film, books and TV. His comic novel Schmuck was published by Greenpoint Press in 2014. His screenplay for Tigerland (starring Colin Farrell) was nominated for an Independent Sprit Award. He’s presented his work in performance and his voice can be heard in a variety of films, TV shows and commercials. His is a member of New York Writers Workshop.

Charles Salzberg is a former magazine journalist whose work has appeared in Esquire, GQ, New York magazine, The New York Times, Redbook and other periodicals. His novel, Swann’s Last Song was nominated for a Shamus Award, and he is also the author of Swann Dives In, Swann’s Lake of Despair, which was a Finalist for a Beverly Hills Book Award, and Devil in the Hole, based on a true crime and called one of the Best Crime Books of the Year by Suspense magazine. He teaches with New York Writers Workshop where he is a Founding Member.

Christina Chiu, curator and co-host of the Pen Parentis Literary Salons, is the author of Troublemaker and Other Saints,(Putnam, 2001). Her work has appeared in numerous Tin House, Charlie Chan is Dead 2, Not the Only One, and Acorn. Her accolades include the Asian American Literary Award. Troublemaker has been translated into German and French. Chiu is one of the Founding members of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She received her MFA in writing from Columbia University. Chiu is a member of New York Writers Workshop. She also teaches at Hudson Valley Writers Center.

 

 

 

New York Writers Workshop @ Arts on Site, 12 St. Mark’s (3-F)

Developing Fiction (w/Tim Tomlinson)

 

Six Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Feb 6, 13, 20, Mar 6, 13, 20

This is a workshop in prose fiction (it also accommodates memoir). I’ll begin each session with a craft talk based on published samples of prose, concerning various modes (flash, story, novel) and techniques (scene, dialogue, character, setting). I’ll devote the majority of each session to manuscript critique (three per session). Each participant will have work evaluated at least once. My workshop approach is grounded in a spirit of community, support, and encouragement, based on sensitive, honest critique. I consider the material that comes into workshop as in process, and I am committed to helping it along to its fullest, most effective realization.

Cost: $225

Max: 15 participants

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-fiction-with-tim-tomlinson-tickets-30441533446

Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. His poetry collections Yolanda:  An Oral History in Verse (a chapbook), and Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, appeared in 2016. This Is Not Happening to You, a collection of short fiction, will appear in 2017. His work in poetry and prose has been published in China, the Philippines, and in numerous venues in the U.S., including Blue Lyra Review, Caribbean Vistas, Lime Hawk, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology (forthcoming), and in Long Island Noir (Akashic Books). He is a member of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators. He teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University.