Student Lisa Poole shared some recent good news—her essay called “Terminology for the Unexpectedly Unemployed” was recently published by the online salon Not only that, but Mississippi Magazine will be publishing her essay “Homecoming” in an upcoming issue. Lisa took our 4-day intensive Writers Studio last February of 2007, studying Writing the Personal Essay with instructor Amy Friedman. She says, “Amy’s support and encouragement were crucial to my even attempting publication. I have also remained in close touch with several students from that class, most of whom have been published since February, too.” To the Writers’ Program Lisa adds: “Thank you for offering inspiration and training to this want-to-be-writer!” Our yearly Writers Studio attracts students from all around the globe and gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in nothing but writing for four days straight.

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