Eleanor Kedney Publishes New Poetry Collection with 3: A Tao Press
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Eleanor Kedney Publishes New Poetry Collection with 3: A Tao Press

Eleanor Kedney, former Writers Studio Tucson Director, has published Twelve Days from Transfer, her new poetry collection, “about womanhood—how it is defined, celebrated, and feared.” Kedney’s narrator is this powerful collection is described as “teeter[ing] on a fulcrum between a desperate desire to give birth and the complex emotions surrounding the inability to do so.”…

The Isabelle Deconinck Scholarship
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The Isabelle Deconinck Scholarship

The Writers Studio is pleased to offer a scholarship in memory of beloved Writers Studio student and teacher Isabelle Deconinck. A gifted writer, Isabelle Deconinck was awarded fellowships in fiction from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation (Taos, NM) and her fiction appeared in “Five Points,” “Epiphany” and “KGB Lit.” She was dedicated to The Writers Studio, as both a teacher for…

Lynn Schmeidler to Publish Debut Short Story Collection
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Lynn Schmeidler to Publish Debut Short Story Collection

This spring Lynn Schmeidler, former Writers Studio student, will publish her debut short story collection “Half-Lives,” winner of Autumn House Press’s Rising Writer Prize. Matt Bell, author of Appleseed, says, “Lynn Schmeidler’s Half-Lives is an extraordinary debut, an endlessly smart, endlessly cool, endlessly moving collection full of evocative desire and wonder.” Congratulations, Lynn! Half-Lives is available for…

The Writers Studio and Dyslexic Advantage Sponsor Young Writers Awards
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The Writers Studio and Dyslexic Advantage Sponsor Young Writers Awards

The Writers Studio—in partnership with Dyslexic Advantage—is sponsoring the 10th anniversary Karina Eide Young Writers Awards. Over $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to K-12 young dyslexic writers. Applicants must be dyslexic, and submissions may be from 17 to 700 words. We accept poems, short stories, fan fiction, and excerpts from longer works. Student…

Writers Studio San Francisco Student Maurya Kerr Publishes Chapbook
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Writers Studio San Francisco Student Maurya Kerr Publishes Chapbook

Maurya Kerr, a student in the Writers Studio San Francisco Master class, has published her first chapbook “Muttology” with Small Harbor Publishing. Congratulations, Maurya! Maurya is a bay area-based writer and artist. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, appears in multiple journals, including “Magma Poetry” and “Poet Lore,” and is anthologized in “The…

Stories by Therese Eiben and Cynthia Weiner Featured in “Coolest American Stories 2024”
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Stories by Therese Eiben and Cynthia Weiner Featured in “Coolest American Stories 2024”

Cynthia Weiner, Pushcart Prize-winner and assistant director of The Writers Studio, and Therese Eiben, former director of The Writers Studio Hudson Valley, have stories in the anthology “Coolest American Stories 2024.” Congratulations, Therese and Cynthia! To read Cynthia Weiner’s “A Castle in Outer Space” or Therese Eiben’s “Pass the Baby” in “Coolest American Stories 2024”…