Just what is the AWW LitSalon? It's a new program that is a fantastic, fun way to enjoy an afternoon with fellow literature lovers, hob-nob with a celebrated author, and support Antioch Writers' Workshop... all at once! And get a tax deduction, too! Our goal is to hold three or four AWW LitSalons, on various literary topics and in various settings in the Greater Miami Valley, each year.
What: Join literature lovers at the next AWW LitSalon to celebrate writing and books in general and to meet with Erin Flanagan, short story writer and author of two fabulous story collections, It's Not Going to Kill You and The Usual Mistakes, both published by The University of Nebraska Press. Her stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Colorado Review, The Missouri Review, The Connecticut Review, and elsewhere. She had held fellowships to Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, The Sewanee Writers’ Conference, The Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, UCross, and The Vermont Studio Center. Erin is also a creative writing professor at Wright State University. Erin will have her books available for purchasing and autographing. Learn more about her work at www.erinflanagan.net
Short stories are, in many ways, the perfect summer reading fare... and what better setting to hear about short stories and why they are gaining in popularity, than in a back-yard picnic setting? The event will be hosted at the home of Teri Rizvi, co-founder of University of Dayton's Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop; Teri lives North of Dayton, and the location's address will be shared with registrants closer to the event. Teri will provide yummy foods and beverages.
Em-ceeing for the event, in "Actor's Studio" style will be Dayton Daily News Senior Editor and WHIO radio personality Ron Rollins.
Also at the event, we'll have a fun silent auction with valuable prizes--everything from AWW event certificates, to autographed books, to food items, and more! (We'll list the silent auction items on our Facebook page closer to the event.)
All this... and you'll help out AWW at the same time! 50% of the modest attendance fee ($20.00 per individual/$35.00 per couple) is tax deductible.
When: Sunday, June 1, 2014, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Residence of Teri Rizvi; location and directions will be provided to registrants closer to the event.
Cost: $35 per couple or $20 per individual. Limited to a total of 24 individuals. ALL fees go to support scholarships as well as the Young Writers and other programs of the Antioch Writers' Workshop. FIFTY PERCENT of cost is tax deductible; participants will receive a letter stating donation amount.
1. Register via this convenient link: http://tinyurl.com/AWWJune1LitSalon
2. OR... EMAIL Sharon Short, Executive Director of Antioch Writers' Workshop, at email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, phone number, and email in your email or phone message, and indicate that you're contacting AWW about LitSalon.
3. Sharon will follow up in late May with detailed instructions and directions.
5. Deadline to register: May 29, 2014.
Past AWW LitSalons:
October 13, 2013, Martha Moody (www.marthamoody.net) at the home of Ron and Amy Rollins.
February 9, 2014, Donna MacMeans (www.donnamacmeans.com) at the photography studio, Blush Boudoir, in Dayton.