Jim Ellis’s Five Historical Novels Added to the National Library of Scotland Collection

Jim Sieyes, a Writers Studio student who publishes under the name Jim Ellis, has published five historical fiction novels that have been added to the National Library of Scotland’s collection. Jim started by taking Online workshops, and has written these novels in a series of successful tutorials.

Jennifer Egan Shares What She Learned at The Writers Studio
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Jennifer Egan Shares What She Learned at The Writers Studio

When Jennifer Egan, Writers Studio Advisory Board Member and former student, spoke with The New Yorker, she had this to say about The Writers Studio: “I joined a workshop with Philip Schultz—the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, who now has a kind of institute called the Writers Studio…. It was a fantastic, reasonably priced workshop…. I realized…

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…