Join us for an inspiring and instructive day focused on how to create YOUR writing life! Our featured morning speaker is Margaret Wrinkle--writer, filmmaker, educator and visual artist whose debut novel Wash was a Fiction Runner Up for the Dayton Literary Peace PRize, a finalist for the 2014 Chautauqua Prize, and an O Magazine top ten selection. Margaret will guide us through finding inner inspiration to create a writing life, while our afternoon line-up will share pragmatic tips and techniques for the external requirements for a writing life--everything from queries to giving readings and more.
We're pleased to announce details of our summer program, including many of our stellar 2016 summer faculty!
Our keynoter and craft class leader is Roxane Gay, renowned writer (Bad Feminist and An Untamed State, among other works), professor, literary magazine editor, blogger, and commentator, including as a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times.
Fall Retreat, October 14-16, 2016--at Maria Stein Retreat Center. Led by Erin Flanagan and another to-be-announced instructor. Applications open July 15, 2016.
Upcoming FREE mini-seminars at Books & Co. at The Greene:
Dec—no program; enjoy the holidays!
January 17, 2016—Nuts & Bolts of Publishing—a panel including April Barnswell, Molly Campbell, TJ Turner, Becky Morean and David Braughler
February 21, 2016—Tech Tools for Writers—with Michael Simko
March 20, 2016—AWW 31st Annual Summer Program preview—with staff and board of AWW
April 17, 2016—Celebrate Poetry Month with AWW
May 15,2016—Spill Your Guts: The Personal Essay
We offer instruction in the creative writing craft and in the professional skills creative writers need to succeed in the publishing world, as well as opportunities for connecting to a vibrant, supportive creative writing community.
The AWW fosters the art and craft of creative writing by supporting writers at all levels through mentorship, community, and inspiration. In support of our mission, we commit to the following goals:
Create an open and welcoming writing environment through a variety of in-person programs.
Provide instruction and professional development opportunities geared to a broad range of experience levels.
Provide opportunities for face-to-face engagement with professional writers, editors, and agents.
Introduce the work of local and national writers to the greater Miami Valley, Ohio community through open-to-the public readings and similar events.
Help build the next generation of writers through programming specifically geared to younger writers.
Provide these opportunities in the Village of Yellow Springs and the greater Miami Valley, Ohio area.