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Success: Kirkwood Finalist Publishes in Zyzzyva

2011 Kirkwood Award finalist Josh DuBose’s short story, “The Bull,” was recently published in Zyzzyva’s Winter 2011 issue.  “The Bull” is the story of a boozy honeymoon in Mexico that results in a timely separation and an unlikely spiritual awakening; it’s a story in the short story collection that Josh is currently working on. He […]

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Q &A with Francesca Lia Block

We’re coming right up to the start of the 2012 Writers Studio, from February 9 – 12!  The office is gearing up for the opening reception, and I’m looking forward to seeing a few familiar faces, along with meeting new Studio students as well. Personally, I think the Studio is a great opportunity for our […]

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H. Lee Kagan

Success: Student Published in NY Times Magazine

Wp’ student H. Lee Kagan’s personal essay, “E.R.:Port-au-Prince,” was published in New York Times Magazine this month. “E.R.: Port-au-Prince” is about Lee’s experience caring for a rape victim while he was a volunteer physician in Haiti last year. Dissatisfied with the way the rape patient was handled by the local Haitian nurse, and disappointed by […]

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Joel Thompson's credits

Instructor Joel Thompson on How He Got His Start and the Relevence of the One-Hour Spec Script

Television writer, story editor and one-hour drama instructor Joel Thompson recently took some time to tell us about his amazing list of credits plus his upcoming Writers’ Studio course in February. Writers’ Program: First off, your IMdB page has four major show titles splashed across the top banner (Battlestar Galactica, House M.D., Boomtown, and Falling […]

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Melinda Palacio's novel Ocotillo Dreams

Success: Master Class Alum Debuts Novel

Former Master Class student Melinda Palacio, who took Wp’ courses as a PEN EV Fellow, recently published her novel Ocotillo Dreams (Arizona State University Bilingual Press).  Publishers Weekly says about the book, “Accomplished poet Palacio seamlessly transitions to fiction in her debut novel about identity, stereotypes, and prejudice in a Phoenix suburb.” Melinda shares this […]

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The 2012 Writers Studio: Four Days of Writing, Inspiration, and Community

If you make New Year’s resolutions you probably know the feeling: the holiday parties have come and gone and the actual blood, sweat, and tears of making your goals a reality has begun.  It’s what I like to call the mid-January drag.   It’s during this critical period, when habits are still solidifying and our new […]

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Success: Instructor Daniel M. Jaffe’s Latest Book

Seasoned creative writing instructor Daniel M. Jaffe’s book, Jewish Gentle and Other Stories of Gay-Jewish Living, is hot off the presses!  The collection features 24 stories that explore various aspects of gay-Jewish life including relationships, parenting, faith, dealing with old age, and the adult joys and heartbreaks of dating. The book’s introduction by Andrew Ramer […]

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