Nancy Connors, a Writers Studio teacher and student, has won the Pushcart Prize for her poem “To Cigarettes,” which will appear in The Pushcart Prize Volume XLVII (2023 edition), scheduled for publication in November. “To Cigarettes” was originally published in Stonecoast Review Issue 14. Nancy writes fiction and poetry, and is a student in Philip […]
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San Francisco Master Class writer, Cécile Barlier, has just won the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, for her manuscript, A Gypsy’s Book of Revelation. Dan Chaon, this year’s Paley Prize judge, begins his comments, saying “This collection has an astonishing range of styles and subject matters—it seems that there’s […]
James Lasdun’s new book, “Afternoon of a Faun,” is called “brilliant” by Katy Waldman in “The New Yorker” April 30, 2019 issue. James will discuss his technique with Philip Schultz in the Craft Class on May 7. James is also a longtime member of The Writers Studio Advisory Board.
“Wild Pansy,” a poem in Lisa Bellamy’s book, The Northway (Terrapin Books), has won a 2019 Pushcart Prize. The poem will appear in the next edition of The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, which is known as “the most honored literary series in America.” Lisa teaches Online Classes and NYC Advanced Poetry.
“The American Academy of Arts and Letters has elected Baruch College’s Distinguished Professor of English Grace Schulman, PhD, to become a member of its Department of Literature. According to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the honor of election is ‘considered the highest form of recognition of artistic merit in this country’.” Grace Schulman […]
Kimberly Reed, documentary film maker and alum of the NYC Master Class, made the shortlist for a 2019 Academy Award for her film “Dark Money.” Learn more about the film here. Learn more about Kimberly Reed here.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan became the new president of PEN America, taking leadership of the organization of writers as it mobilizes against mounting dangers for free expression rights in the United States and worldwide. PEN America also announced the completion of a planned unification with an existing PEN center in Los Angeles that will […]
Congratulations, Therese Eiben, whose story “Pass the Baby” was chosen by guest judge Anne Tyler as the Honorable Mention winner for the 2018 Curt Johnson Prose Award and will be published in december magazine’s issue 29.2 this coming November. Therese is co-director of The Writers Studio Hudson Valley. See available Hudson Valley classes here. Learn more […]
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The Writers Studio, the landmark school for creative writing and thinking founded and directed by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Schultz, celebrates its 30th anniversary with the release of Epiphany Edition’s 400-page anthology, The Writers Studio at 30. The book is a compilation of fiction and poetry by current and former faculty and students, as […]
“Googling Ourselves” by Philip Schultz, founder and director of The Writers Studio. October 23, 2017 Issue Googling Ourselves By Philip Schultz Audio: Read by the author. These strangers with my name,busy being kidnapped, embezzled,honored and dying at a frightening rate.The cross-dressing exterminator convicted of rapein Kensington, Ohio, sentencedto 72 years without bail, the policeman killedstopping a burglary […]