SF Student Cecile Barlier Wins Grace Paley Prize For Short Fiction

SF Student Cecile Barlier Wins Grace Paley Prize For Short Fiction

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…

Teacher Wins Pushcart Prize!

Teacher Wins Pushcart Prize!

“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.

Advisory Board Member Elected to Academy of Arts and Letters

Advisory Board Member Elected to Academy of Arts and Letters

“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…

Alum and Advisory Board Member Named President of PEN America

Alum and Advisory Board Member Named President of PEN America

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…

The Writers Studio at 30, an anthology of work by teachers, students, and advisory board is published by Epiphany Editions

The Writers Studio at 30, an anthology of work by teachers, students, and advisory board is published by Epiphany Editions

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…

Philip Schultz “Googling Ourselves” in The New Yorker, October 23, 2017 issue.
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Philip Schultz “Googling Ourselves” in The New Yorker, October 23, 2017 issue.

“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…