Apr
28
Jun 2

DEVELOPING FICTION: A WORKSHOP IN NARRATIVE PROSE

Over six sessions, covering Entry Points, Character, Setting, Plot, Scene/Summary/ Dialogue, and Revision, participants will do exercises in critical craft functions of narrative prose, critique manuscripts of their peers, and submit their own at least once for assessment by peers and the instructor. Once registered, participants will be welcomed onto the course shell, hosted by Wet.Ink. When course ends, participants will remain within the NYWW online community, and will receive a full electronic package of all course materials. The course will cultivate the talent and enrich the skills of participants at whatever level, and it will do so in a nurturing, sensitive environment. By course's end, participants will have over a half-dozen new pieces and over a dozen techniques with which to continue the work started in the sessions.  


Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. Other publications include the chapbook, Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, the poetry collection, Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, and the forthcoming collection of short fiction, This Is Not Happening to You (Fall 2017). His poems, essays, and short fiction have appeared in numerous US venues, as well as in Australia, China, and the Philippines. He resides in New York City, where he teaches in NYU's Global Liberal Studies program. He is excited to lead New York Writers Workshop into the online-workshop world.

Dates: April 28 – June 2

Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2918197

Contact: newyorkwritersworkshop@gmail.com

May
1
Jun 15

Writing Our Stories

  • 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10023 United States

Both fiction and creative nonfiction involve strong story lines, memorable characters, careful narration, and lively dialogue. We will migrate between the two genres. You can submit essays, short stories, or sections of memoirs and novels with the goal of turning them into publishable prose.

Instructor's approval required prior to registering. Email a 3-5 page writing sample to zinnfromm@gmail.com. Once approved, call 646.505.5708 to register.

6 Thursdays, 
May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 8, 15 (no classes June 1)
12:00-2:00 pm

DETAILS

Laura Zinn Fromm is the author of Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping, available from Amazon and BN.com and published by Greenpoint Press. Fromm holds an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University and teaches fiction and creative non-fiction through New York Writers Workshop. She has taught at Columbia and Montclair State University. A former editor at Business Week magazine, she is a winner of the Clarion Award and the Newspaper Guild’s Page One Award for Labor Reporting. Visit her at Laurazinnfromm.com and flawedmom.com.

May
1
Jun 15

Advanced Nonfiction

  • 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10023 United States

This workshop is for students who are actively pursuing a non-fiction writing project, whether it be essays, a non-fiction book, memoir, or op-ed page pieces. Each week students share their work and it is critiqued by the rest of the class and the instructor. Students are usually allowed to submit two times during the semester.

Instructor's approval required prior to registration. Email a 3-5 page writing sample to hoke5@aol.comOnce approved call 646.505.5708 to register.

6 Mondays
May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12 (no classes May 29)
6:30-8:30 pm

MONDAYS


6 Thursdays
May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 8, 15 (no classes June 1)
6:30-8:30 pm

THURSDAY

Charles Salzberg is the author of more than 25 non-fiction books, and has written for GQ, New York magazine, The New York Times, Elle and other periodicals. He is also the author of four novels, including the Shamus Award Nominated Swann's Last Song, and Devil in the Hole, which was named one of the best crime novels of 2013 by Suspense magazine. He is a Founding Member of New York Writers Workshop. 

May
2
Jun 13

Creative Nonfiction

  • 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10023 United States


Are you interested in writing a short-form or book-length memoir, essay collection, or creative nonfiction narrative but need to develop the focus and direction necessary to do so? Easy-to-follow lectures teach the essential elements of the storyteller's craft: structure, characterization, plot, description, dialogue, point of view, style, and voice. A series of creative and inspiring in-class exercises deepens students' understanding of the personal narrative and builds confidence. The workshop also considers revision, and publishing in both print and online formats.

6 Tuesdays

May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6,13 (no classes May 30)

6:30-9:00 p.m.

REGISTER HERE

 Karol Nielsen worked as a journalist before becoming an author, editor, and writing instructor. Her memoir, Black Elephants (Bison Books, 2011), was selected as a New and Noteworthy Book by Poets & Writers in 2011 and shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing in nonfiction in 2012. Excerpts from her memoir were honored as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays in 2010 and 2005. Her poetry chapbook, This Woman I Thought I'd Be (Finishing Line Press, 2012), includes poems from her full collection, selected as a finalist for the Colorado Prize for Poetry in 2007. She has contributed essays and poems to The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous and Obscure (Harper Perennial, 2012), Ink Stained (Ink Stained Press, 2013), and many publications, including Epiphany, Guernica, Lumina, North Dakota Quarterly, Old Red Kimono, Permafrost, riverSedge, Smith, Used Furniture Review, Women's Voices for Change, and Woodstock Poetry Society. As a journalist, she covered Latin America, the Middle East, New York City, and other beats, contributing to Jane's and Thompson Reuters' magazines as a a staff writer and editor, New York Newsday and the Stamford Advocate op-ed page as a freelance writer, the New York Times as a stringer, and others. She has served as senior editor, nonfiction editor, and contributing editor of Epiphany, an award-winning literary magazine, and now edits an online magazine, 140 Max. She has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She teaches writing workshops at New York University and New York Writers Workshop.

May
3
Jun 14

Fiction For Children And Young Adults

  • 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10023 United States
  • Wed, May 03 - Wed, June 14 (Except May 31st)
    06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    $300 members / $345 public

If you've always wanted to write a children's book or a YA novel, this workshop is for you. Participants will share their chapters or picture book texts with their fellow writers and with the instructor. In a supportive environment, individual critiques and class discussion will help you discover your story. Instructor's approval required prior to registering. Email a one- to three-page writing sample or synopsis of your novel or picture book in progress to laurageringer@gmail.com. Once approved, call 646.505.5708 to register.

DETAILS

Laura Geringer Bass is the author of 20 books for children and young adults including the bestselling A Three Hat Day, an ALA Notable Book illustrated by Arnold Lobel, a Top Ten featured selection on LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow. Her YA fantasy, Sign of the Qin, an ALA Best Book, was shortlisted for the Printz award. Myth Men, her popular series of graphic novels, was adapted by CBS as an animated TV show. She has worked with numerous publishing houses and entertainment studios including HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Hyperion/Disney, Dreamworks, Fox, and CBS. Laura Geringer Books, an award-winning imprint of HarperCollins, sold over fifty million books worldwide, including the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie franchise, and modern day classics by William Joyce, Brian Selznick and others. Laura has discovered and collaborated with some of the most celebrated authors and artists in the field of children's books. She enjoys helping new and veteran writers with their stories. She is a member of New York Writers Workshop.

May
3
Jun 14

The Soul Of A Poem

  • 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10023 United States

Learn to draw on the elusive aspects of experience that give a poem depth and mystery. Using in-class exercises, objects, outside texts, and personal journals, connect to your deepest material, shaping it into finished works.

Six Wednesday evenings, May 3, 10, 17, and 24; June 7 and 14 (no classes May 31)

6:30 - 9:00 pm

REGISTER HERE

Hermine Meinhard's book Bright Turquoise Umbrella, published by Tupelo Press, was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, Drunken Boat, Verse Daily and many other publications. Meinhard is a faculty member of NYU's McGhee Division, and teaches workshops at the JCC Manhattan and NYPL through New York Writers Workshop. She has an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.

May
4
Jun 8

Advanced Fiction

  • 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10023 United States

Thu, May 04 - Thu, Jun 08
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
$250 members / $288 public

Working on a novel or series of short stories? This workshop offers rigorous yet sensitive critique, every-other-week deadlines, and lively discussions about the elements of fiction. Work is read in advance of class for discussion.

Instructor's approval required prior to registration. Please send 5-10 pages to Maureen Brady at meb4444@gmail.com. Once approved, call 646.505.5708 to register.

DETAILS

Maureen Brady, author of 7 books, including 3 novels and a collection of short stories, including Ginger's Fire and Folly, is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and teaches there as well as NYU and the Peripatetic Writing Workshop. Her stories have been published in Bellevue Literary Review, Sinister Wisdom, and many other literary magazines and anthologies. Her short story, "Basketball Fever," won the 2015 Saints and Sinners short story contest.

May
7
2:00 pm14:00

Kick Starting Stories (and taking them around the block), with Tim Tomlinson

  • 12 Saint Marks Place New York, NY, 10003 United States

New York Writers Workshop presents Sundays @ St. Mark's: Kick Starting Stories (and taking them around the block), with Tim Tomlinson

Kick Starting Stories (and taking them around the block) is a workshop intensive in narrative prose, drawing on and working with fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction. The workshop opens with generative exercises designed to get stories going. Follow-up exercises explore possibilities for progressive complications in both character and story. The final hour concerns the problems of follow-through and satisfying ending, with exercises in each. Participants will take away several drafts and many ideas for developing successful prose narratives. 

Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. Other publications include the chapbook, Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, the poetry collection, Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, and the forthcoming collection of short fiction, This Is Not Happening to You (Fall 2017). His poems, essays, and short fiction have appeared in numerous US venues, as well as in Australia, China, Singapore, and the Philippines. He resides in New York City, where he teaches in NYU's Global Liberal Studies program.

 

DATE: Sunday, May 7, 2017

TIME: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

PLACE: 12 St. Mark's Place, 3F

Cost: $95

Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2936094

Contact: newyorkwritersworkshop@gmail.com

May
7
2:00 pm14:00

One Day Fiction Workshop

  • 12 Saint Marks Place New York, NY, 10003 United States

Instructor: Rachel Sherman

Cost: $95

Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2873279

One Day Fiction Workshop Do you have a story to tell? Rachel Sherman, celebrated novelist (Living Room, Open City Books) short story writer (The First Hurt, Open City Books), and teacher (New York Writers Workshop, Ditmas Writing Workshops), leads a one-day, four-hour intensive in fiction, focused on developing voice, and shaping story. Exercises, sharing, critique, in a creative, constructive, sensitive atmosphere.Jee Leong-Koh will do a poetry intensive, Sunday, June 4, 2 - 6.

Rachel Sherman holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her short stories have appeared in McSweeney’sFenceOpen CityConjunctions, and n+1, among other publications. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2006 by the New York Public Library.  Her first novel, Living Room (2009) was called “...edgy, moving, smart, funny, and altogether human,” by author Dani Shapiro, and was commended for its “…perfect pacing…” by The New York Times Book Review.  She teaches writing at Rutgers, Columbia and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities, and leads the Ditmas Writing Workshops.  Rachel is a member of the New York Writers Workshop.

May
8
Jun 19

Writing in Dark Times: Resistance and the 10-Minute Play

  • 12 Saint Marks Place New York, NY, 10003 United States

 

New York Writers Workshop presents Mondays @ St. Mark's:Writing in Dark Times: Resistance and the 10-Minute Play

Date: Six Mondays—May 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Place: 12 St. Mark’s Place, Studio 3F

Instructor: Emma Goldman-Sherman

Cost: $225

Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2898601

Writing in Dark Times: Resistance and The 10-Minute Play Writers deal with resistance on a regular basis, making diving into our work problematic in the best of times, but in the dark times, we must learn to resist by pushing through our stumbling blocks to get the writing to happen! Theatre is our most social art, and there are calls far and wide for short plays that can address these dark times. Writing 10-minute plays is a way to use the 3-dimensional, social world to express our truths whether they are political, personal or both. It may be easy for some of us to march in the streets, but what happens when we face the empty page with all of our passions reawakened?  How can we put our frustrations, rage, fears and despair to good use in our writing? Through in-class exercises that free us from our own resistance, and optional homework assignments to keep our writing flowing, we will find better access to our creativity and spontaneity to write fun, fast, ferocious 10-minute plays -- you won't write just one!  

Individuals with all levels of writing experience and/or theatre experience are welcome.  Professional actors will read some of the plays during the final class.  

Emma Goldman-Sherman's work includes WombshotPerfect Women (Jane Chambers Award), and Sex & the Circus developed/produced at Culture Project, the New Ohio, E.S.T.'s LA Project, the Women's Project, Manhattan Theatre Source, Clemente Soto Velez, OAS, and many others. In April 2017 her work was featured at Dixon Place. Counting in Sha'ab was part of the ReOrient Festival of plays about the Middle East produced by Golden Thread. She was named a Risky Playwright by Cutting Ball Theatre two years in a row for Why Birds Fly and Abraham's Daughters which was recently presented as part of The Lady Liberty Festival at Urban Stages and at Intersections International. She earned her MFA from the University of Iowa where she studied theatre, poetry, and composition. A member of the Dramatists Guild, and of New York Writers Workshop, Emma is the Resident Dramaturg for the 29th Street Playwrights Collective. She runs the Write Now Workshop.  

May
8
Jun 19

Writing in Dark Times: Resistance and the 10-minute Play, with Emma Goldman-Sherman

  • 12 Saint Marks Place New York, NY, 10003 United States

Writing in Dark Times: Resistance and the 10-minute Play, with Emma Goldman-Sherman

Writers deal with resistance on a regular basis, making diving into our work problematic in the best of times, but in the dark times, we must learn to resist by pushing through our stumbling blocks to get the writing to happen! Theatre is our most social art, and there are calls far and wide for short plays that can address these dark times.  Writing 10-minute plays is a way to use the 3-dimensional, social world to express our truths whether they are political, personal or both. It may be easy for some of us to march in the streets, but what happens when we face the empty page with all of our passions reawakened?  How can we put our frustrations, rage, fears and despair to good use in our writing?  Through in-class exercises that free us from our own resistance, and optional homework assignments to keep our writing flowing, we will find better access to our creativity and spontaneity to write fun, fast, ferocious 10-minute plays -- you won't write just one! Individuals with all levels of writing experience and/or theatre experience are welcome.  Professional actors will read some of the plays during the final class.  

Emma Goldman-Sherman's work includes Wombshot, Perfect Women (Jane Chambers Award), and Sex & the Circus developed/produced at Culture Project, the New Ohio, E.S.T.'s LA Project, the Women's Project, Manhattan Theatre Source, Clemente Soto Velez, OAS, and many others. In April 2017 her work was featured at Dixon Place. Counting in Sha'ab was part of the ReOrient Festival of plays about the Middle East produced by Golden Thread. She was named a Risky Playwright by Cutting Ball Theatre two years in a row for Why Birds Fly and Abraham's Daughters which was recently presented as part of The Lady Liberty Festival at Urban Stages and at Intersections International. She earned her MFA from the University of Iowa where she studied theatre, poetry, and composition. A member of the Dramatists Guild, and of New York Writers Workshop, Emma is the Resident Dramaturg for the 29th Street Playwrights Collective. She runs the Write Now Workshop.

 

DATE: Monday nights, May 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19

TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PLACE: 12 St. Mark's Place, 3F

Cost: $225

Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2898601

Contact: newyorkwritersworkshop@gmail.com

May
9
Jun 20

Creative Writing

  • 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10023 United States

Everyone has a book in them, so they say. Over the course of six weeks, Irish novelist Yvonne Cassidy will introduce you to the tools in a writer's toolbox to help you tell yours. Whether you're a complete beginner or have written before, this class will provide a fun and supportive environment where you can write that story you've always wanted!

Six Tuesday evenings: May 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13, 20 (no classes May 30)

6:30pm – 8:30pm

REGISTER HERE


Novelist Yvonne Cassidy moved to New York from her native Ireland in 2011. The author of three acclaimed novelsThe Other BoyWhat Might Have Been Me and How Many Letters Are in Goodbye? Yvonne has been widely published in Europe and will be published in the US in March 2016. Yvonne has taught fiction extensively both in Ireland and the US for organizations including The Irish Times, New York Public Library, The Irish Arts Center, Andrew Glover Youth Program and Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen where she currently heads up the creative writing program for homeless and other marginalized writers. Working with new writers to help them find and develop their writing voice is something Yvonne is passionate about and she also works one to one in a mentoring capacity as a writing coach. Yvonne is a member of New York Writers Workshop and has taken part in many writing festivals and events in Ireland and the US. She is currently working on her fourth novel. For latest information on readings and book events visit: http://www.yvonnecassidy.com or follow her on Twitter @YvonneCassidyNY. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

May
11
8:00 am08:00

Write Your Life: The Art of Memoir

You have a powerful story to tell, the task before you is to make it a book. Whether you've taken an incredible journey or want to share an utterly conventional life, your readers will be captivated if the story is well told. In this class we'll discuss tips and techniques, practice what we learn from master memoiristsand each otherand come to understand how our work fits in the marketplace. Whether you're just starting your book or revising for publication, youll find resources and assignments to support your project. Your life holds many tales, but the job of the memoirist is to distill the essential details into a captivating story.  

You'll come away with a solid description of your book, finished chapter material, some basic marketing materials. You'll also receive a full electronic package of all course materials. When course ends, you'll remain within the NYWW online community. 

Lisa L. Kirchner

Lisa L. Kirchner is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar. Her work has been featured on NBC, FOX News, NPR and BBC Radio stations. Her writing has appeared in book anthologies, magazines & newspapers including The Washington PostNew York Times and Salon.com. At one time she was simultaneously the dating columnist for an alternative newsweekly, bridal editor for a society rag and the religion reporter for a gay and lesbian newspaper. She hosts the storytelling show, True Stories. More at www.LisaLKirchner.com.

Contact: newyorkwritersworkshop@gmail.com 

Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2939400 

May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Borderline Poetry: Writing the Prose Poem

  • Studio 3F

Instructor: Loren Kleinman

Cost: $95

Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2889498

Borderline Poetry: Writing the Prose Poem Prose poetry is often considered the gateway drug to writing poems. It’s the best of both worlds, bordering on fiction and poetry, nonfiction and fiction, memoir and poetry. Of all the forms, prose poems allow the writer to experiment with language by retracing or tracing consciousness that the reader will encounter line by line in paragraph form. Often lyrical in tone, the prose poem forces the writer and the reader into its structural prosaic space, unraveling a complex narrative. In this workshop, we’ll explore how the form functions, how to revise it, and how to build prose poems into lyrical narratives. 

LOREN KLEINMAN is an American-born poet and writer with roots in New Jersey. Her writing explores the results of love and loss, and how both themes affect an individual’s internal and external voice. Her poetry appeared in The New York TimesDrunken BoatThe MothDomestic CherryBlue Lake ReviewColumbia JournalStony Thursday Anthology (Arts Council Ireland) LEVURE LITTÉRAIRENimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Narrative Northeast, Writer’s Bloc, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review (PLR), Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. She was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003), was a 2000, 2003, and 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee, and was a 2004 Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Prize finalist for poetry.Her collection of poetry include Flamenco SketchesThe Dark Cave Between My RibsBreakable Things and Stay with Me Awhile. Her debut novel, This Way to Forever released with Evatopia Press late August 2016. She recently finished a memoir The Woman with a Million Hearts published by BlazeVOXand is currently working on a screenplay called Self, Help. She is the co-founder of National Translation Month, a month-long celebration of writing in translation during the month of September.

May
15
Jun 25

NYC Poetry: Cerebral Junkies to Language Hustlers

The Focus NYC stands as bedrock and metaphor. It has become emblematic of motion, progression, controlled chaos, the height of culture, and exchange of ideas. But it also amplifies all that does and does not work in The United States. If this city represents not only urban centers across the country, but also the individual as they understand themselves as part and whole, how can we pull from the exchange of tangible and intangible made real? How can we harness the prosody of a city street and transfer it to our poetry and prose writing? How can we move down the page as the One Train barreling under Broadway?

The Route From synapse to street corner, we vacillate between moments of intense connection and isolation [the individual as the collective : micro as macro]. This is true of many places where people meet, around the globe, to exchange ideas. Each time we are pulled within, then tugged out, we are witnessing the writing mind in action. By reading New York City poetry from the Industrial Revolution right up to today, we will learn how poets have drawn and continue to draw from individuality in order to connect with collective determination on the page. The poetry may be physically housed within city limits, but it reaches out and across humanity. Each week will be an opportunity create new work, mimic the forms and content that resonate with us, and connect with other poets doing this work right alongside us. 

The Means In this non-traditional workshop, we will each be challenged to think outside of our comfort zones and trust our creative impulses. The artist in you will be respected and nurtured here. I seek only to move you further along the trajectory you have set for yourself-- I am not here to criticize your content, influence your creative impetus, or steer you down "traditional routes." If you would like help setting a creative trajectory, we can work together to identify the sonic impulses you return to and the quiet themes emerging in your work. I look forward to spending this time with you and showing you around the real and imagined city my family has called home for six generations.

The Instructor Jen Fitzgerald is a poet, essayist, photographer, and a native New Yorker who received her MFA in Poetry at Lesley University and her BA in Writing at The College of Staten Island (CUNY). She is the host of New Books in Poetry Podcast, a member of New York Writers Workshop, and was a Bread Loaf 2014 Conference participant. She teaches creative writing workshops online and around NYC. Her first collection of poetry, The Art of Work was published by Noemi Press in September of 2016. Her essays, poetry, and photography have appeared in such outlets as PBS Newshour, Boston Review, Tin House, Salon, PEN Anthology, Colorado Review, Harriet: The Poetry Foundation Blog, Best American Poetry Blog, among others. She now divides her time between N.Y.C. and D.C. where she is at work on a few exciting projects and collaborations.

Contact: newyorkwritersworkshop@gmail.com
Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2937286
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

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MAY 25th, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at THE ELINOR BUNIN

MUNROE FILM CENTER at LINCOLN CENTER, 144 West 65th Street.

COME FOR WINE, CHEESE AND ENTERTAINMENT; COME TO SEE

FRIENDS; COME TO BID ON COOL STUFF; COME TO SUPPORT THE

WONDERFUL WORK OF NEW YORK WRITERS WORKSHOP.

$25 tax-deductible donation for admission and raffle ticket;

$50 tax-deductible donation for admission, raffle ticket, tote stuffed with goodies and more.

For more info and to buy tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2936098

www.newyorkwritersworkshop.com

Jun
4
2:00 pm14:00

Poem & Process: a Workshop in Vision and Revision

  • 12 Saint Marks Place New York, NY, 10003 United States

Instructor: Jee Leong Koh

Cost: $95

Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2889501

Poem & Process: a Workshop in Vision and Revision In this intensive, the award-winning author of Steep Tea will lead the discussion of participants’ poems in a workshop that digs deep into the process of revision.

Jee Leong Koh is the author of Steep Tea (Carcanet), named a Best Book of 2015 by UKs Financial Times and a Finalist by Lambda Literary in 2016. His work has been featured as Poem of the Week by The Guardian and Split This Rock, and selected for the Best New Poets and Bettering American Poetry anthologies. For this 4-hour intensive, he will lead the group discussion and give his comments on poems submitted by participants. The focus is on understanding a poems true subject and giving it an imperishable form. Participants will submit three original poems at least a week before the intensive.


Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Red Room Reading Series: Ailish Hopper, Sheila Kohler, Philip McLaren, Yuyutsu Sharma

  • Red Room

New York Writers Workshop @ Red Room Reading Series

1st Thursday of each month, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 PM

Ailish Hopper, Sheila Kohler, Philip McLaren, Yuyutsu Sharma

Ailish Hopper is the author of Dark~Sky Society (2014), selected by David St. John as runner up for the New Issues prize, and the chapbook Bird in the Head (2005), selected by Jean Valentine for the Center for Book Arts Prize. Individual poems have appeared in AgniAPRBlackbirdHarvard Review OnlinePloughsharesPoetryTidal Basin Review, and other places. In addition to page poetry, she performed with the band Heroes are Gang Leaders, along with poets Thomas Sayers Ellis and Randall Horton, and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. Her essays on art and literature that deal with race and art have appeared in Boston ReviewThe Volta, and the anthology, A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race, as well as other places. She has received support from the Baltimore Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the MacDowell Colony, Maryland State Arts Council, and Yaddo. She teaches in the Creative Writing and Peace Studies programs at Goucher College.

Sheila Kohler is the author of ten novels, three volumes of short fiction, a memoir,  and many essays. Her most recent novel is Dreaming for Freud, (Penguin) based on the Dora case. Her memoir Once We Were Sisters is just out with Penguin as well as Canongate in England. She has won numerous prizes including the O.Henry twice and been included in Best American Short Stories most recently in 2013. Her work has been published in thirteen countries. She has taught at Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, Bennington and atPrinceton since 2007. Her novel, Cracks was made into a film with directors Jordan and Ridley Scott with Eva Green playing Miss G. You can find her blog at Psychology Today under Dreaming for Freud.

Philip McLaren is a Kamilaroi man, and both his parents are Kamilaroi from Coonabarabran in the Warrumbungle Mountain region of New South Wales, Australia. His first novel, Sweet Water - Stolen Land (University of Queensland Press, 1993; revised edition Magabala Books, 2001) won the David Unaipon Award for Black Literature. Scream Black Murder (HarperCollins, 1995; revised edition Magabala Books, 2001), was short-listed for a Ned Kelly Crime Writers' Award.Lightning Mine (HarperCollins, 1999), There’ll be New Dreams (Magabala Books, 2001), and Utopia (2007) followed. Philip has participated in four Creative Writing tours to outback Aboriginal communities. He has delivered numerous lectures and readings including those for University of Alberta; University of Sydney; University of Technology Sydney; University of Wollongong; National Library of Australia, Canberra; Brisbane Writers Festival; Melbourne Writers Festival; Adelaide Writers’ Festival; Sydney Writers’ Festival; Sydney Writers’ Centre Spring Festival; Byron Bay Writers Festival; New Zealand’s inaugural Toi Maori Festival; the inaugural Salon International du Livre Océanien in New Caledonia; and was invited by the Goethe-Institut to speak at their inaugural Writers’ Festival at the Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt in Berlin, and more. His work has been translated into French and distributed throughout France, Switzerland, Belgium, Quebec-Canada, Polynesia and Africa. It is also translated into German.

 

Yuyutsu Sharma Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. He was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal at an early age. He has published eight poetry collections including, Milarepa’s BonesHelambu, 2012, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood: Life Travels and Writing on a Page of Snow (Nirala Publications, New Delhi) and Nepal Trilogy, (Epsilonmedia, Germany) with German photographer Andreas Stimm and edited and translated several anthologies of Nepali poetry into English. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. Yuyutsu lives in Kathmandu where he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Half the year, he travels all over the world to read his works but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.

 

Coming May 4: release celebration of Brooklyn Poets Anthology, w/Jason Koo and others

 

Red Room: 85 East 4th Street, 3rd Fl (one flight above KGB Bar)

Apr
2
3:00 pm15:00

Writing Your Worst First Draft: A Workshop in Fiction

  • Arts On Site

Place: 12 St. Mark’s Place, Studio 3F

Instructor: Maureen Brady

Cost: $75

Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2889494

Writing Your Worst First Draft Are you being held back by a voice that tries to tell you not to start until you have the perfect first sentence, know the end of your story, or fully understand the motives of your characters? This workshop will springboard you into your story with a series of writing exercises designed to pull out the bare bones of your narrative and bring your characters to life. 

Maureen Brady is the author of the novels Ginger's Fire , Folly, and Give Me Your Good Ear, the short stories, The Question She Put to Herself, and three books of nonfiction. Recent short stories "Billy's Mark" appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review; "Five 'n Dime" in the anthology, Just Like a Girl: A Manifesta; and "Joy Suit," in Sinister Wisdom (nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize). Other work has appeared in Cabbage and Bones: Irish American Women's Fiction, Mom, In the Family and Intersections: An Anthology of Banff Writers, as well as many other anthologies and literary journals. She teaches creative writing at New York University, New York Writers Workshop, The Peripatetic Writing Workshops in Guatemala and Anna Maria Island, Florida, and Il Chiostro in Italy. She currently serves as Board President of The Money for Women: Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and was a co-founder of Spinsters Ink and New York Writers Workshop. She lives in New York City and the Catskills and her latest novel, Getaway, is available for submission by her agent.